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August 20th, 2005

GE: Bringing "Small" Things to Life

Abstract:
Jack Uldrich: GE has publicly defined nanotechnology as the "ultimate material science," and in 2004, CEO Jeffrey Immelt was quoted as saying, "It's natural for us to begin to work on nanotechnology because, in essence, that is going to be the next generation of material science." Indeed it is, and the company is already busily pushing the development of a variety of nanotechnology-related advancements.

Last year, researchers at its world-class Global Research Center developed the world's best-performing diode from carbon nanotubes. And just yesterday, company officials announced that they created the "ideal" carbon nanotube -- one that operates at the best possible performance levels. The advance could very well usher in a new era in electronics and communications by making electronic devices even smaller and faster -- and make GE a formidable player in both fields.

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