Sunday, October 18, 2009

Catch up on nano news

Want to read up on any nanotechnology news you may have missed?

Well, rest assured — now you can.

In 1990, the journal Nanotechnology was the first academic publication dedicated to disseminating the results of research in what was then a new field of scientific endeavour, according to IOP Electronic Journals.

To celebrate its 20th volume a special issue of top research papers covering nanotechnology will be published, according to the Web site.

The goals is to include the past and present directions the field has taken and will continue to take, according to the site.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Officials work to hash out agreement over land

SUNY and local development officials met in Albany Tuesday to hash out terms of a project development agreement surrounding more than 300 acres of SUNYIT land to the way for arrival of a computer-chip fabrication company someday.
Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito, D-Rome, said she met with representatives of Mohawk Valley EDGE, SUNYIT and the SUNY Chancellor’s office to discuss the agreement that would allow Mohawk Valley EDGE to take control of the land and move forward with infrastructure improvements and marketing of the site. Destito said there is no date as to when an agreement will be signed, but called Tuesday’s meeting very productive.
The planned agreement occurs against the backdrop of the summer announcement that SUNYIT will become home to a nanotechnology research center in association with the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Marcy nanocenter team takes marketing effort to Europe

This week, representatives from Mohawk Valley EDGE will be taking their efforts on the road, exhibiting with the NY Loves Nanotech team at Semicon Europa, according to a news release from the agency.

“While the global economy continues to struggle, early indicators in the semiconductor industry point to significant investments in the 2010-11 timeframe,” EDGE President Steve DiMeo said.

“EDGE’s goal is to ensure decision-makers in the industry are well versed on the assets of Marcy NanoCenter at SUNYIT and Upstate New York in advance of those decisions,” he said.

SemiCon Europa, which is held today through Friday in Dresden, Germany, is the largest international exposition and conference in Europe dedicated to semiconductor equipment, materials, suppliers and services, according to the release.

In addition to a large presence at the show, EDGE representatives will be attending the Fab Manager’s Meeting, covering the latest trends and needs of manufacturing operations worldwide, they said.