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Abstract:
Just six years into the projected 40-year cycle of the nanotechnology industrial era, concerns of a nanotech bubble, media hype, and overall public skepticism appear to be waning. Public and private investment in nanotechnology is heating up and efforts to build public understanding are gaining momentum.

Public Understanding of Nanotech May Be The Most Important Enabling Tool

Hillsboro, OR | Posted on December 15th, 2006

This month's column by FEI's Dan Zenka discusses the impact that nanotechnology is having on society now and the need for greater public involvement in the development and intergration of this technology in the world ahead. Dan Zenka concludes his column with:

"Maintaining the emotional and financial support of a fickle public with often short-term investment return expectations may prove to be a formidable challenge. Governments, corporations, and associations endeavoring to move nanotechnology forward need to ensure not only that their publics know what nanotechnology is, but that they understand clearly that there will be short-, medium-, and long-term breakthroughs and benefits delivered during the course of the nanotech era. While many of the outcomes promise to be astounding, financial investments and paybacks in nanotechnology may not be a short-term proposition."

The column can be viewed at:
http://www.nanotech-now.com/columns/?article=021&version_id=0037

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About FEI
EI (Nasdaq: FEIC) is a global leader in providing innovative instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis and prototyping. FEI focuses on delivering solutions that provide groundbreaking results and accelerate research, development and manufacturing cycles for its customers in Semiconductor and Data Storage, Academic and Industrial R&D, and Life Sciences markets. With R&D centers in North America, Europe, and India, and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world, FEI’s Tools for Nanotech™ are bringing the nanoscale within the grasp of leading researchers and manufacturers. More information can be found online at: http://www.fei.com.

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