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Welcome to NSTI's Nano World News the monthly newsletter that seeks to inform the broad range of professionals representing the multi-disciplinary and multi-sector community integrated by nanotechnology. Each issue focuses on the research, development and business of nanotechnology and its numerous pulling industries.

Nanotech 2007 Call For Submissions
10th Annual--Deadline November 17, 2006

You are invited to submit a paper for the 10th annual NSTI Nanotech 2007 and BioNano 2007, these world premier nanotechnology conferences and trade show take place May 20-24, 2007 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California.

The largest and most comprehensive nanotechnology event in the world, Nanotech 2007 will host over 4,000 attendees, 300 exhibitors, 900 research & business presentations, and over 200 Nanotech Early Stage Venture presentations.

“We encourage all to submit as early as possible, for we are anticipating the largest number of submissions to date,“ said Dr. Matthew Laudon, Director of the Nano Science and Technology Institute. “California has traditionally been an even larger event than those held on the east coast and with our 10 year anniversary next year, we expect to exceed 2006 attendance and see a marked increase in the number of exhibiting companies.“

Facing the Challenges of Living-Cell Research
By: Vance McCarthy
probe and cell and laser spot

Quantum Dots Enabled Scientists To ‘Find’ Disease, Now Nanopoint Brings a New Wave of Integrated Nanotech Tools To Enable Researchers To Watch How Things Work (or Go Wrong) Inside Living Cells.

An emerging suite of nano-scale technologies are helping researchers unlock the inner workings of a living cell, looking at the operations of stem cells, genetics and disease.

University researchers, including those at North Carolina State University, University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, and several leading U.S. medical centers including The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu and Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, are looking to a new wave of equipment and software to probe the nanoscale secrets of living cells.

Intel and UCSB Create World's First Hybrid Silicon Laser
Dr. John Bowers at UCSB Speaks to NWN
Intel hybrid laser

Researchers from Intel and UCSB announced this month that they have jointly created the world’s first electrically powered Hybrid Silicon Laser using standard silicon manufacturing processes. The laser based on silicon brings the semiconductor industry one step closer to producing low-cost, high-bandwidth silicon photonics devices for future computers and data centers.

US Nano Tools Company Attracts Business From Semi Industry
Veeco Tells NWN About Important Order

Veeco Instruments received a major order for its Wyko(R) SP3250(TM) Optical Profiler by a leading semiconductor packaging manufacturer for defect inspection and in-line performance monitoring. While the company cannot disclose the customer at this time, they informed NWN that its customer has facilities in Taiwan and China, and is not based in the U.S. The instrument created by Veeco provides 3D measurements of bumps or panels on flip chip substrates, and is suitable for both 400mm and 600mm panels.

Ms. Jeannine Sargent, Executive Vice President, Veeco, noted, "We see high-end semiconductor packaging as an important extended market opportunity for Veeco, which reaches beyond back end bump inspection to other forms of packaging such as organic light emitting diode panels and printed electronics."

Fujitsu Partners With Advantest to Create Advanced Chip Prototypes
Using Electron Beam Direct Lithography

NWN Learns More About The Deal’s Potential Market Impact From Mr. Yoji Hino, Senior Vice President at Fujitsu Limited. Fujitsu Limited and Advantest Corporation announced their plans to establish a joint venture to create prototype semiconductors by using electron beam direct lithography. The advanced lithography technology will combine 65nm and 45nm semiconductor process technologies with electron beam exposure systems. “Using electron beam technology, Fujitsu will develop IP macros for 65nm/45nm technologies in an expedited manner and provide customers with prototype services at considerably low prices,“ according to Mr. Yoji Hino, Senior Vice President, Electronic Devices Business Group, Fujitsu Limited.

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