Home > Press > Nanotechnology: A Small World with a Big Future
US Leads Nanotechnology Investing
Nanotechnology: A Small World with a Big Future
New York, NY | Posted on March 14th, 2007
For a market expected to reach $1 trillion by 2015, the small science of nanotechnology has a big future--especially in the United States, where investors have the largest share of global investment (28%) in this science, holding a slight lead over the Japanese market (24% share). In addition, in 2005, venture capitalists showed their confidence in this small science with $500 million in nanotechnology investing. So why is it that this "science of the small" with the potential to revolutionize manufacturing in almost every sector of the economy, including medicine, communication, agriculture, and transportation, is so misunderstood by the public?
What better person to ask than nanotechnology expert Dr. Martin Moskovits, former Dean of Science at UC Santa Barbara and a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Committee that oversees 5 national centers for nanotechnology. Recently appointed Chief Technology Officer of NY-based API Nanotronics (OTCBB: APIO, Dr. Moskovits, who will lead API's research and development efforts in nanotechnology, stated, "Nanotechnology is a suite of powerful materials synthesis and fabrication technologies that can control structure in the nanometer to 100 nanometer range - precisely the size range where size controls properties. As a technology strategy, nanotechnology will result both in new devices and products based on designer materials and engineered structure, as well as a large number of improvements to existing products and products resulting from the marriage of nanotechnology with currently-used fabrication technologies."
For an idea of the "size range" being referred to, consider the following: a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick and a human hair is about 50,000 nanometers wide. Nanotechnology involves the development and use of devices that use the nanoscopic properties of materials, where dimensions are less than 100 nanometers!
The overall concept in nanotechnology is to structure and control matter at close to the atomic level, which will provide opportunities for radical new engineering designs and scientific breakthroughs far into our future.
By utilizing research and advances in these tiny particles, nanotechnology companies already provide systems and electronics for advanced military, industrial, commercial, automotive, and medical applications.
Because nanotechnology is the engineering of machines on a molecular scale--the projected ability to manufacture components, devices and complete products "from the bottom up" using techniques and tools that place every atom and molecule in a desired place, the future of this small science has big potential benefits.
And, what are the benefits of manufacturing with nanotechnology? They include significant increases in material strength, durability and flexibility; better built, longer lasting, cleaner, safer and smarter products; and increasing the efficiency of technology while lowering production costs and shrinking size.
So, the next time the subject of nanotechnology comes up in conversation, "think small"--"think very, very small."
About API Nanotronics Corp.
API Nanotronics is a new company formed to continue the success of its API Electronics, Inc. subsidiary by natural evolution into the field of Nanotechnology. API Electronics, Inc. has built a blue chip list of customers and successfully grown its business in traditional electronics for military and industrial applications. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver highly specialized products. Now under the umbrella of API Nanotronics we offer our customers the opportunity to develop next generation Nanotechnology based products in our new state of the art facility under the oversight of top Nanotechnology scientists and engineers. This significantly broadens the scope of our products and opportunities. We are very excited about the future of electronics and our position on the cutting edge of Nanotechnology.
For more information, please click here
375 Rabro Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A
Copyright © PRWeb™
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014
Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014
Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014
Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014
Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014
Nanomedicine expert joins Rice faculty: Gang Bao combines genetic, nano and imaging techniques to fight disease December 17th, 2014
Nexeon Attracts ex-Nokia Product Executive to its Board of Directors December 15th, 2014
Arrowhead Appoints Patrick O'Brien as General Counsel December 4th, 2014
Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting November 5th, 2014
Iran-Made Respiratory Nano Masks Provided to Hajj Pilgrims October 23rd, 2014
Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013