NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum(TM) to Host First Emerging NanoBusiness Showcase Showcase to Highlight Innovative Developments in Nanotechnology



    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI, the NanoBusiness Alliance
 and Small Times Media today announced the first Emerging NanoBusiness Showcase
 (ENBS), which will be held in conjunction with the NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum
 in Chicago's McCormick Place, November 1-3.  The ENBS is a novel conference
 platform that combines technical content and company presentations by 20
 jury-selected participants. The objective of ENBS is to introduce
 revolutionary technologies, innovative applications and compelling
 commercialization strategies while providing presenters with increased
 exposure to potential funding sources, new customers and business partners.
     Companies chosen to participate in the ENBS were qualified by a
 distinguished panel of experts and business leaders, including venture
 capitalists and corporate business development executives, from companies such
 as the Oregon Nanoscience and Microelectronics Institute, DFJ Portage and
 Deloitte Services, among others.
     "Over the past five years, there has been an overwhelming surge in
 nanotech research and development, and now companies are beginning to
 introduce revolutionary and viable nanotechnologies to market," said Robert D.
 "Skip" Rung, president and executive director at the Oregon Nanoscience and
 Microelectronics Institute.  "I am excited to be part of an event that is
 responsible for uniting the foremost global nanotechnology business and
 technology leaders in the spirit of collaboration and innovation."
     ENBS participants are each given a 15 minute session on the ENBS stage to
 discuss their technologies and strategies.  Participants in the 2005 ENBS
 include:
 
      --  AcryMed, Inc.                       --  Arryx, Inc.
      --  Aetos technologies, Inc.            --  Ascend Instruments, LLC
      --  Applied thin Films, Inc.            --  BioForce Nanosciences, Inc.
      --  Cima NanoTech, Inc.                 --  Nanophase Technologies Corp.
      --  Clear Edge Power                    --  NanoSense Technologies
      --  Exitech, Inc.                       --  Nanotope, Inc.
      --  MolecularDiamond Technologies       --  PicoCal Inc.
      --  MysticMD Inc.                       --  PowerMetal Technologies
      --  Nanodisc Inc.                       --  Qucor Pty Ltd
      --  Nanometrix, Inc.                    --  QuesTek Innovations LLC
 
     "We chose these companies to take part in the ENBS because they are
 leading innovators with technologies that represent the potential of what
 nanotechnology can achieve," said Lubab Sheet, senior director of
 nanotechnology at SEMI.  "The ENBS provides these companies with a dedicated
 forum to present and discuss new nano technologies, applications and
 strategies that will help shape this developing industry."
     The Emerging NanoBusiness Showcase will be held during the
 NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum between November 1-3 at the Hyatt McCormick Place
 convention center in Chicago.  For more information about the Emerging
 NanoBusiness Showcase, please contact Sara Wagner, swagner@semi.org.  All
 Hyatt McCormick Place rooms are sold out, so for alternative hotel
 reservations and information, please contact the Hyatt Regency Chicago at
 312-565-1234.
 
     About NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005
     Sponsored by SEMI, the NanoBusiness Alliance and Small Times Media,
 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 SEMI
     SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide
 equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors,
 displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and
 related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels,
 Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and
 Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.
 
     About 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 www.nanobusiness.org.
 
     About Small Times Media
     Sponsored by SEMI, the NanoBusiness Alliance and Small Times Media,
 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.
 
      SEMI Contact:
      Scott Smith
      PR Manager
      408-943-7957
      ssmith@semi.org
 
      NanoBusiness Alliance Contact:
      Sean Murdock
      Executive Director
      312-593-0293
      sean@nanobusiness.org
 
      Small Times Media Contact
      Kelli Felker
      Vice President, Events and Marketing
      734-528-6263
      kellifelker@smalltimes.com
 
      Agency Contact:
      Steven Wright-Mark
      Executive Vice President, Schwartz PR
      212-677-8700, ext. 29steven@schwartzpr.com
 
 

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