Nobel Laureate and Nanotechnology Pioneer Richard Smalley Will Speak at SEMI NanoForum

November 14-17 Event to Focus on Bringing Nanotech Applications to Market

Oct 27, 2004, 01:00 ET from SEMI

    AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI(R) announced today that Nobel
 Laureate Dr. Richard Smalley will deliver a keynote address at SEMI NanoForum
 2004, the first international conference for leaders and technical experts in
 nanotechnology and the semiconductor equipment-and-materials industry. The
 conference will be November 14-17 at the new Austin Hilton hotel. Smalley will
 deliver the luncheon keynote speech on November 15.
     Smalley, a professor of both chemistry and physics at Rice University and
 director of the university's Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory, won the Nobel
 Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for his role in the discovery of fullerenes. Also
 known also as buckyballs, the soccer ball-shaped molecules along with other
 fullerenes constitute a third form of carbon.
     "Richard Smalley's name has become synonymous with both the science and
 commercialization of nanotechnology," said SEMI President and CEO, Stanley
 Myers. "With his unique understanding of this field and his experience as an
 entrepreneur, Dr. Smalley embodies the primary purpose of SEMI NanoForum."
     In addition to his pioneering research, Smalley is an entrepreneur seeking
 ways to bring the benefits of nanotechnology to the marketplace. In 2000,
 Smalley co-founded Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc., a Houston company that is
 developing large-scale production and applications of buckytubes. He is
 chairman of Carbon Nanotechnologies.
     SEMI NanoForum will present the latest ideas for commercializing
 nanotechnology applications through business development, alliances and
 technology transfer.
     SEMI NanoForum 2004 is sponsored by SEMI, a global industry association
 that represents suppliers of manufacturing technology and materials to the
 semiconductor, flat-panel display, micro-electrical-mechanical-systems (MEMS)
 and related microelectronics industries.
     SEMI NanoForum will be the first opportunity for SEMI members, along with
 representatives from seven key markets, to jointly explore nanotechnology
 applications and opportunities for commercialization.  More than 350 industry
 leaders, executives, business-development and marketing strategists,
 technologists and university experts are expected to attend.  Specific markets
 to be addressed at the event will include defense, consumer, information
 technology, biotech, medical, automotive and telecom.
     More than thirty additional executives have signed on to speak at the
 conference from companies such as Intel Corp., ASML Holding NV. Medtronic
 Inc., Texas Instruments Inc., Motorola Inc., DaimlerChrysler AG, E. I. Du Pont
 de Nemours & Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., 3M Co., Hitachi Ltd., Molecular
 Imprints Inc., International Business Machines Corp., Tokyo Electron America
 Inc., Veeco Instruments Inc., and Zyvex Corp.
     Conference sponsors and partners include:  International SEMATECH,
 Winstead Sechrest & Minick, FEI Company, Richard Economic Development
 Partnership, Veeco Instruments Inc., EV Group, the Loomis Group, Molecular
 Imprints Inc., Red Herring, Solid State Technology, SmallTimes, the American
 Electronics Association, Austin Technology Council, European NanoBusiness
 Association, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, IBF Conferences, NanoBusiness
 Alliance, Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas, Texas Healthcare and Bioscience
 Initiative, Texas Nanotechnology Initiative and the University of Texas at
     Visit the conference Web site for updated
 information about other speakers and panelists.
     About SEMI
     Based in San Jose, Calif., SEMI is a global industry association serving
 companies participating in the semiconductor and flat-panel display equipment
 and materials markets. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels,
 Hsinchu, Moscow, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Visit