NanoCommerce & SEMI NanoForum to Reveal Near-Term Nanotechnology Innovations for Broad Range of Industries; Early Bird Registration Ends October 14th

NanoCommerce & SEMI NanoForum 2005
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2005--SEMI, the NanoBusiness Alliance and Small Times Media today announced that they will showcase nanotechnology innovations for a broad range of industries at NanoCommerce & SEMI NanoForum 2005 held from November 1-3 at Chicago's McCormick Place. During the three days of in-depth conference sessions and exhibitions, the technologies and strategies that organizations can employ today will be discussed, along with the near-term commercial and societal impact of nanotechnology. Early bird registration for the event ends October 14th.

The broad yet deep conference program is organized into two tracks with ten sessions that address the various industries likely to benefit from developments in nanotechnology and the various nano manufacturing technologies that will enable nanotechnology commercialization.

“By combining NanoCommerce and SEMI NanoForum into a single event, we have created the industry's most comprehensive conference and exhibition devoted to nanotechnology and business”

Specific applications sessions include:

-- Materials -- presentations include Business Models for Nanomaterials; Case Study: Carbon Nanotubes; and Business Perspective on Nanomaterials.

-- Bio Pharma -- panel sessions address Discovery and Delivery and Devices and Diagnostics.

-- Electronics -- presentations cover some of the latest innovations in displays, memory and storage from around the globe.

-- Energy -- panel sessions address distributed energy and solar energy applications.

-- Defense & Homeland Security -- presentations include Defense Nanotechnology for Soldiers, and Homeland Security Sensors and Networks.

Specific nano manufacturing sessions include:

-- Deposition and Etch -- presentations include reviews of various technologies available and a panel session discussing the virtues and manufacturability of bottoms up and top down processes.

-- Patterning and Lithography -- presentations cover multiple lithography and patterning sessions and a panel debating the merits and drawbacks of each technology.

-- Inspection and Metrology -- presentations cover inspection and metrology needs from the perspectives of government, consortia, established suppliers and a start-up company.

-- Leveraging Semiconductor Technology in Other Industries -- includes case studies from companies that have successfully leveraged semiconductor manufacturing technology in other industries to diversify their business.

-- Nano Manufacturing Needs across Industries -- panel discussion reviewing the manufacturing needs for semiconductor, display, energy and bio industries, including discussions around manufacturing flexibility and costs.

"By combining NanoCommerce and SEMI NanoForum into a single event, we have created the industry's most comprehensive conference and exhibition devoted to nanotechnology and business," said Sean Murdock, executive director of the NanoBusiness Alliance. "As nanotechnology is impacting literally every business sector, we have designed our conference to provide critical information to the decision makers across a wide range of industries."

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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

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, D.C. For more information, visit

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


Terry Berke, 512-241-4070
NanoBusiness Alliance
Sean Murdock, 312-593-0293
Small Times Media
Kelli Felker, 734-528-6263

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