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NanoDynamics' CEO Tapped to Provide Leadership to Drive the Vision for Nanotechnology

Buffalo, NY | September 06, 2005

NanoDynamics™, a leading manufacturer and developer of nanotechnology-enabled products and quality nanomaterials, is pleased to announce that its CEO Keith Blakely, continues to drive the vision for the continued development and commercial adoption of nanotechnology with invitations to participate in and provide leadership to two prominent industry organizations: the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) and the American Ceramics Society (ACerS).

Keith Blakely, CEO NanoDynamics
Keith Blakely. Copyright © NanoDynamics
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In September, Mr. Blakely has been invited to speak along with other well-known industry executives at the iNEMI Innovation Leadership Forum. The Forum is being convened to launch a coordinated initiative that will stimulate innovation and manufacturing research for the electronics industry. The Forum was organized in response to growing concerns over the rapid globalization of high-tech innovation and manufacturing and the future competitiveness of the industrial infrastructure. High-level, visionary and strategic leaders from industry, government and academia will use the day-and-a-half forum to discuss innovation challenges, technology roadmaps for emerging industries, product development and manufacturing strategies, and more.

Mr. Blakely's presentation will highlight the critical role that Emerging Manufacturing Processes play in producing the next generation of nano-enabled materials. "Many new manufacturing processes are being developed particularly around the synthesis and integration of nanomaterials in commercial applications, but not all will be successful," said Mr. Blakely, "We must be careful when assessing processes to ensure their real world relevance. Key factors include scalability, flexibility, yield, capital cost, raw material cost and process material cost." Mr. Blakely's presentation outlines the major materials and systems relevant to the electronics supply chain and illustrates using successful real-life examples from nanosized metals, carbon nanotubes and solid oxide fuel cells etc.

In addition, Blakely has accepted an invitation by the Board of Directors of the American Ceramics Society (ACerS) to serve on the President's Council of Industrial Advisors (PCIA). ACerS is one of the oldest, most well-established professional organizations in industry and is planning for its future with the view that nanotechnology will be fundamental in changing the way ceramics will be produced and perform; better, lighter, stronger and cheaper. To that end, the ACerS Board of Directors has selected prominent members of industrial sectors that comprise the ceramics and glass community to advise on the manner in which ACerS can more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of its corporate membership. "Nanotechnology's value in ceramics is a reality today" said Mr. Blakely. "We're already seeing improvements in things like automotive components when nanoceramic materials are incorporated." In the future, nanostructured ceramics will likely find applications in biomaterials, cutting tools, gas sensors, electronic films, wear-resistant coatings, field effect display phosphors and emitters, and transparent functional films." Blakely was elected a Fellow of ACerS in 2001.

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About NanoDynamics, Inc.:
NanoDynamics, Inc. is a leading nanotechnology company offering nanomaterials, nano-enabled products and cutting edge technologies to our customers and partners around the world. NanoDynamics' has successfully developed proprietary technologies and commercialized a range of nanomaterials that are already improving the form, function and performance of a wide range of industrial and consumer products and industries, including electronics, semiconductors, fuel cells, transportation, energy and biotechnology.

For more information, please visit www.nanodynamics.com

About iNEMI:
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's mission is to assure leadership of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain. Based in Herndon, Va., the industry-led consortium is made up of approximately 70 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities. iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, establishes implementation projects to eliminate these gaps (both business and technical), and stimulates standards activities to speed the introduction of new technologies. The consortium also works with government, universities and other funding agencies to set priorities for future industry needs and R&D initiatives.

For more information, please visit www.inemi.org

About ACerS:
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is a 107-year-old non-profit organization that serves the informational, educational, and professional needs of the international ceramics community. The Society's more than 8,000 members comprise a wide variety of individuals and interest groups that include engineers, scientists, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals, and others in related materials disciplines. ACerS provides members and subscribers in 80 countries with access to periodicals and books, meetings and expositions, and on-line technical information.

For more information, please visit www.ceramics.org

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NanoDynamics, Inc.
901 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716/853-4900
FAX: 716/853-8996
mailto:info@nanodynamics.com

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