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MEMS/nanotech podcast

Wed, 01/14/2009 - 6:20am


This podcast is a discussion of MEMS and nanotechnology in the international marketplace, and is part of a series on disruptive technology done in conjunction with Hannover Fairs, and is intended to be a snapshot of the MEMS/Nanotech facet of the disruptive tech issue. Click here to listen to the podcast!

The Participants include:

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Alix Paultre, Editor-in-Chief, ECN


Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates (

Jim Tassone, Unipixel (


Ahmed Busnaina, NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (


Uwe Kleinkes,  IVAM (


Benedetto Vigna, ST Microelectronics (

 The roundtable covers the current state of the art and where the industry is going, seen through engineer's eyes. We also discuss what is needed for further acceptance by the market, developing trends, device challenges, and the disruption to other product areas. The duration is approximately half an hour.

The questions discussed will include the following:
1. Where do you consider the area of greatest potential for MEMS/Nanotech at the present time?
2. Where do you consider the area of greatest potential for MEMS/Nanotech in the near future? The far future?
3. What do you consider as the biggest hurdle to commercialization of advanced MEMS/Nanotech devices?
4. Do you think that the technology convergence inherent in MEMS/Nanotech is a disruptive or constructive force?
5. Which contemporary technology(ies) are most threatened by MEMS/Nanotech?

Click here to listen to the podcast!


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