DALLAS, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- H. Ross Perot of Dallas, internationally renowned business leader and two time Presidential candidate, will deliver the opening remarks at nanoTX'06 September 27, 2006, a world scale nanotechnology conference and expo held at the Dallas Convention Center (http://www.nanotx.biz ) . Chosen in 2004 as one of history's 10 greatest entrepreneurs, Mr. Perot is known to have followed advances in nanotechnology since 1999. Today Mr. Perot is heavily invested in nanotechnology firms with undervalued intellectual property rights, including trademarks, trade secrets, patents and copyrightable material. Mr. Perot has a history of betting on promising technology and made the bulk of his $3.7 billion fortune by starting the data-processing company Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Over the years Mr. Perot has received numerous awards for his business success and community service, including the Eisenhower Award for support of the nation's Armed Forces, the Medal for Distinguished Public Service (highest civilian award presented by the Department of Defense; given for his efforts supporting U.S. prisoners of war), and the Patrick Henry Award (first recipient; given to a U.S. citizen for outstanding service to his country). As a noted author, his several books include Preparing Our Country for the 21st Century. Top minds in nanotechnology from around the world will participate in nanoTX'06 at the Dallas Convention Center Sept. 27-28, 2006. Sponsors include Lockheed Martin, Applied Materials, Texas Instruments, the Japanese Consulate, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. and Zyvex, among other big firms and organizations in nanotechnology. Scheduled presenters include top minds in four vital and interrelated nanotech areas of commerce: Semiconductor/MEMS/NEMS, Defense/Homeland Security/Aerospace, Biomed/Health Sciences, and Energy/Chemical/Environment, plus the conference will feature an intense study of Trends/Finance/Investing by leading experts of industry in addition to H. Ross Perot. "There are 40 countries with state sponsored nanotechnology programs, including Japan, United Kingdom, Korea, Canada, Australia, France, and the list keeps growing," says Kordzik who will present on the $200 million Texas Emerging Technology Fund at the conference along with the governor's Deputy Chief of Staff, Phil Wilson, and Mark Ellison, Director of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. Wilson and Ellison will also explain how the fund is being used around the state to commercialize advanced technologies such as nanotechnology. One of the highlights of nanoTX'06 will be the Nobel Laureate Legends reception, dedicated to the memory of the late Richard Smalley and Jack Kilby, where Nobel Prize winners in various related fields will openly discuss their work and the future of nanotechnology. Among the six Nobel laureates to be honored will be Dr. Robert Curl of Rice University (Buckyball fame, and colleague of Dr. Smalley); Dr. Alan MacDiarmid of the University of Texas, Dallas (2000 winner, Synthetic Metals); Dr. Michael Brown, UTSW Medical Center (Medicine, 1985); Dr. Alfred Gilman, UTSW Medical Center, (Medicine, 1994); Dr. Russell Hulse, UT Dallas (Physics, 1993); Dr. Ferid Murad, UT Medical School, Houston (Medicine, 1998). "This is shaping up to be a historical gathering of the top minds and talent in nanotechnology," says Kordzik. "Government, academia, and business professionals from state, national and international organizations will converge to participate in a world class nanotechnology event." For more information on nanoTX'06 go to: http://www.nanotx.biz/ An interview with Kelly Kordzik can be read at the nanoTX'06 web site, http://www.nanotx.biz/press.html (Nanotechnology is the study and application of elements only a few atoms wide. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is revolutionizing a wide range of products -- from computer hard drives and sunblock cream to car tires -- and will soon become a cornerstone of every manufacturing industry. "Big business is poised ... In fact, industry is now taking a leading role in setting the national nanotechnology agenda. Academic push has given way to industry pull," as Stan Williams, Director of Quantum Science at Hewlett-Packard is quoted in Small Times Magazine.)
SOURCE Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.