Every revolution has its own "picks and shovels."
Nanotechnology is no exception. The advancements that have been
made so far in nanotechnology would not have been possible without
the help of the pre-existing infrastructure of the "small
tools" industry. Nanotech Tools are those instruments and
software which allow us to see, touch, manipulate, manufacture,
model and simulate in the nano world. Now it is more important
than ever for the tools to take a leap in capability in order
to effectively support the explosion in nanotechnology which
is anticipated over time. This panel will focus on how instruments
and software will drive the unfolding of nanotechnology in its
many forms. What are the key trends in the nanotech tools sector?
What is the are the issues and bottlenecks that the nanotech
tools industry is facing now, and what needs to happen in the
tools realm to best enable the rapid development of nanotechnology?
Is the tools sector prepared to support the impending transition
from scientific research and prototyping to pilot production
to commercial scale-up of manufacturing? What role will software
play in moving forward the field? Our panelists will share their
insights and lessons learned from their experience in a variety
of nanotech tools companies.
William A. Goddard,
Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied
Physics and Director of the Materials and Process Simulation
Center, California Institute of Technology
Lewis S. Gruber, President
& CEO, Arryx, Inc.
Director of Nanotechnology, Accelrys
Managing Director, Agilent Ventures
Lloyd Lacomb, VP of
Semiconductor Products, Veeco
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