NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 Speakers Answer Commercialization Needs From Sales to Manufacturing

November 1-3 Event Bridges Nano-Business Strategy and Nano-Technology Gap

Sep 19, 2005, 01:00 ET from SEMI

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum
 2005 today announced the agenda for its Nov. 1-3 conference in Chicago's
 McCormick Place, which will offer participants the latest nanotechnology
 commercialization strategy.
     NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 is North America's largest
 business-oriented nanotechnology conference. This market-driven event combines
 the commercialization focus of NanoCommerce and the technical-business
 integration emphasis of NanoForum, while leveraging the networks and
 knowledge-base of this year's event organizers SEMI, Small Times Media, and
 the NanoBusiness Alliance.
     The conference agenda covers nanotech applications, business strategy and
 manufacturing technology in electronics, bio-pharmaceuticals, materials,
 energy, defense and homeland security, inspection and metrology, patterning
 and lithography, deposition and etch technologies and more. Panel sessions
 review nano manufacturing needs for commercialization, bottoms up versus top
 down processing and environmental and societal implications of nanotech. To
 see a detailed agenda of NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005, visit .
      Leading industry experts will identify the success stories, the lessons
 learned, and the up-coming challenges for organizations looking to grow their
 nanotechnology operations and for those looking for new business
 opportunities.  A detailed agenda for NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005, is
 available at .
     Key companies presenting include:  Motorola, Wilson Golf, Applied
 Materials, Semiconductor Industry Association, Zyvex, Abbot Laboratories,
 Nanosphere, Carbon Nanotechnologies, Matsushita Electric Works,
 Nanotechnologies, Air Products and Chemicals, ASML, Tokyo Ohka, IBM, Konarka
 and Heliovolt.
     "This agenda effectively addresses the two equally necessary requirements
 for making nanotech's potential a reality:  building the business and
 investment infrastructure to commercialize applications and meeting the
 technological challenges of large-scale production," said Keith Blakely, chief
 executive officer of Nanodynamics.
     Dr. Robert R. Doering, senior fellow and silicon technology-development
 strategy manager at Texas Instruments Inc., said the conference agenda
 maximizes participants' ability to focus on topics of special interest.
 "Nanotech is a very broad and fast-moving technology area with tremendous
 business potential," said Doering, a member of the conference steering
 committee. "There is so much valuable technical data and commercialization
 information coming in on many potential applications and this agenda presents
 significant opportunity for the attendees to identify emerging technologies
 and opportunities for their companies."
     NanoCommerce/NanoForum 2005 gathers executives from around the world
 representing the entire nanotechnology value-chain. This includes technology
 and business leaders from Fortune 100 companies, nanotechnology start-ups,
 material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, service providers, institutional
 investors and government leaders. As such, it provides the premier venue for
 identifying new business opportunities across industries and potential
 partners in nanotech.
     About NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005
     Sponsored by Small Times Media, the NanoBusiness Alliance, and SEMI,
 NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 represents a partnership of two premier
 nanotechnology events. It is the only nanotech event in the world that is
 focused on the commercialization of nanotech applications across industry
 sectors. NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 unites nanotechnology business and
 technology leaders by breaking across traditional industry boundaries to
 explore new growth opportunities and to create the next generation of
 companies that will dominate Wall Street and change the way we live.
     About Small Times Media
     Small Times Media is the leading source of business information and
 analysis on micro and nanotechnology.  Small Times Media's publications reach
 more nanotechnology, MEMS and microsystems business decision makers than any
 other source. Its daily news Web site,, garners more than
 220,000 visitors each month from all over the world. Small Times Media is
 headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. For more information, visit
     About the NanoBusiness Alliance
     The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging
 nanotechnology industry.  Through its extensive network of leading startups,
 Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations
 and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and
 helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations.  The
 NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
 For more information, visit
     About SEMI
     SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and
 provide manufacturing technology, materials and services to make
 semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems
 (MEMS) and nano-scale structures. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing,
 Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo,
 Shanghai and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at