Nanotechnology to be Highlighted at electronica 2006
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Messe Muenchen International (MMI, Munich Trade Fairs International), organizer of electronica 2006, today announced that it has finalized the MicroNanoWorld key application program, which will consist of a dedicated exhibition area and the World of MEMS User Forum. Nanotechnology is one of four key applications areas that will highlight electronica 2006.
Whether it is the life sciences, medicine, optics, ITC, the automotive sector, sensors or measuring and control technology – miniaturization is a huge trend in all sectors. With structures in the range of one millionth of a millimeter, nano semiconductor technology in particular is considered to be one of the key technologies for the 21st century. MicroNanoWorld at electronica will showcase important factors leading to the proliferation of nanotechnology into end products over the next several years: i.e., the suppliers, products, applications, trends and technologies.
From transistor-based to nanotechnology-based semiconductors
Researchers have succeeded in building a simple electric circuit on a single cylindrical molecule of carbon (referred to as a nanotube) -- one important step towards the widespread use of nano chips. Nanotubes feature excellent electrical conductivity and transport the electric charge at the lowest possible levels of current consumption. Consequently, they offer a foundation for constructing smaller and faster semiconductor chips, and they could displace the transistor-based silicon semiconductors that are currently in use. This is because transistor-based silicon technology is reaching the limits of its miniaturization capabilities, particularly as a result of its high-energy requirements and the heat that is generated on the chip. This disadvantage cannot be fully eliminated through atomic changes in the silicon or through the aid of insulating layers.
Nevertheless, there is a great deal of development work to do before the new circuits on nanotubes can replace conventional transistor-based silicon chips. This is because nanotube circuits have reached a clock speed of only 52 megahertz under laboratory conditions. Clearly, these clock speeds need to be increased to become commercially viable. Designers, however, will be using this development period to shrink the other components on the chip down to nano size.
What attendees will see at MicroNanoWorld
MicroNanoWorld will showcase exhibits for industrial companies and research institutes. These companies will be showing the results from their developmental efforts along with their products featuring the smallest sizes (and thus the highest potential). Among other topics, this exhibition area will be covering: MEMS sensor technology (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), RF-MEMS/Wireless (Radio Frequency / High Frequency), optical MEMS, MOEMS (Micro Opto Electro Mechanical Systems), bio MEMS, NMEMS (Nano MEMS), as well as packaging technology for MEMS and microsystems.
The "World of MEMS" is the user forum within MicroNanoWorld that is dedicated to microelectromechanical systems. Companies from all over the world, including Panasonic Electric Works, Berliner Glas KGaA, Kyocera Fineceramics and Leister Process Technologies, will use this the “World of MEMS” to present their systems and solutions in individual speaker presentations. Beyond this, numerous provocative panel discussions will be held, to address questions such as: "MEMS in Automotive: What’s Next?”, "Who Earns Good Money with MEMS?", “Will RF MEMS Hold Their Promise?” and “Inertial MEMS on the Move”.
electronica attendees can register online
Using the online registration process, electronica attendees can order admission tickets or redeem their guest tickets. At www.electronica.de/tickets visitors can find a link that takes them right to the registration process page. There, attendees can enter their information. Once registration is complete, they will receive an e-mail containing a link to their personal online ticket voucher, which the attendees must then print out and take with them to the electronica. On site, the attendees can trade in their voucher for an admission ticket. The ticket voucher also authorizes the bearer to free transportation to the fair grounds with the city of Munich’s public transportation system (MVV).
About "electronica" and "Global electronics"
The "electronica" event is the world's leading trade show for the electronics industry. Since 1964, it has taken place every two years in Munich, Germany. Messe München International (MMI, Munich Trade Fairs International Group) organizes this trade show as part of its "Global electronics" network, which includes “electronica” and “Productronica”, which are the world’s leading trade shows in their industry sectors. The network also includes premier regional trade shows in Brazil, Hong Kong, China and India. With a total of nearly 7,000 exhibiting companies and more than 250,000 attendees for the "Global electronics" events, MMI is one of the world's leading trade show organizers in this sector.
The www.global-electronics.net Internet portal is an online platform for the international electronics industry. It offers such resources as industry news, market data, product innovation updates, and application reports as well as information on the "Global electronics" trade shows. The www.ge-club.net "Global electronics Club" serves as the industry's worldwide networking platform.
About Messe München International (MMI)
Messe München International (MMI, Munich Trade Fairs International Group) is one of the world’s leading trade-fair companies. It organizes around 40 trade fairs for capital and consumer goods, and key high-tech industries. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, and over two million visitors from more than 200 countries take part in the events in Munich. In addition, MMI organizes trade fairs in Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South America. With five subsidiaries abroad - in Europe and in Asia - and 66 foreign representatives covering 89 countries, MMI has a truly global network.