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Author-Marlene Bourne
Author-Marlene Bourne

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Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c83983) today announced the addition of "A Consumer's Guide to MEMS & Nanotechnology" to their offering.

Research and Markets Announces: The First Book to Extensively Detail the Markets and Applications for MEMS and Nanotechnology

DUBLIN, Ireland | Posted on March 6th, 2008

A Consumer's Guide to MEMS & Nanotechnology is the first book to extensively detail why and how various types of MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) devices and nanomaterials are being put to use in commercial products.

With detailed examples of products from nearly 500 companies, "A Consumer's Guide to MEMS & Nanotechnology" is an excellent overview of the current state of MEMS and nanotech commercialization. Both the public and industry will benefit greatly from this book.

Organizations involved in the research, manufacture or use of nanomaterials and MEMS devices will gain insight into the competitive landscape and potential market opportunities. The public will find the conversational approach to a technical, complex topic especially helpful.

Divided into two parts, the first half of the book examines the business history of MEMS and nanotechnology, their evolution into the marketplace, and how material science (nanotech) and engineering (MEMS) have become intertwined. Dozens of MEMS devices and nanomaterials are discussed in detail—including how they work, what makes them unique and why they're useful.

Part two provides hundreds of real-life applications of MEMS and nanotechnology in cars, homes, consumer electronics, cosmetics, personal care, clothing, footwear, jewelry, sporting goods, healthcare, medicine, food production, oil exploration and more.

Downright fascinating, dozens of illustrations and a 32-page insert of full-color photographs enhance this 287-page paperback book.

Companies mentioned include: 3M, Akzo Nobel, AMCOL, Analog Devices, BASF, Bayer, BMW, Ciba, Colgate-Palmolive, Dow Corning, Du Pont, Freescale Semiconductor, General Electric (GE), Henkel, Hitachi, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, L'Oreal, LG Electronics, Omron, PPG Industries, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Shiseido, Sony, Texas Instruments, Teijin Fiber Corporation, Toray Industries, Unilever, and hundreds more.

Author Info:

Marlene Bourne is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) and its convergence with nanotechnology. With nearly 15 years of expertise as an industry analyst specially covering these two areas, her technology and market insight extends from the chip to the end-use product, with both broad and deep knowledge of countless products, companies, markets and applications. Marlene has provided insight on emerging technologies to many business and technical publications, including Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, Los Angeles Times Magazine, the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored dozens of articles for a wide array of industry publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences and corporate events. The author of two books, A Consumer's Guide to MEMS & Nanotechnology, and MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids, her third book, The Future of Healthcare: BioMEMS and Nanomedicine, will be published in 2008. Marlene also produces and hosts a weekly talk radio show about MEMS and nanotechnology, called The Bourne Report, which airs on Independent 1310 KXAM in Phoenix, and streams live to a global audience. Marlene holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Wisconsin - Stout, and a Master of Arts in International Business and International Economics from the American University in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents:

PART I - AN OVERVIEW OF MEMS AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

1 - AN INTRODUCTION TO NANO/MEMS

What are MEMS?

What is Nanotechnology?

A Brief History

2 - MEMS

Pressure Sensors

Inertial Sensors

Microfluidics

Optical MEMS

Other MEMS Devices

3 - NANOTECHNOLOGY

Carbon Nanotubes

Dendrimers

Fullerenes (aka Buckyballs)

Nanoclays

Nanofibers

Nanoparticles

Other Nanostructures

4 - NEMS

Atomic Force Microscopes

Memory

Sensors

Lab-on-a-Chip

PART II - COOL PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TODAY

5 - AUTOMOBILES

Active Suspension

Airbags

Anti-lock Braking Systems

Anti-Rollover Systems

Batteries

Body Panels/Trims

Cleaning/Detailing

Clearcoat/Paint

Climate Control

Displays

The Engine

Fabrics/Textiles

Fuel System

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Headlights

Tires

Windshields

6 - IN AND AROUND THE HOME

Appliances

Bed and Bath

Building Materials

Fixtures

Flooring

Furniture

Housewares

Lawn and Garden

Lighting

Paint

Windows

7 - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Cell Phones

Digital Cameras/Camcorders

Computers

Gaming

Home Theater/TVs

Toys

8 - PERSONAL CARE

The Science

Anti-Aging/Skincare

Color/Make-up

Deodorant

Hair Care

Sunscreen

Toothpaste

Personal Electrics

9 - CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES

Next-Generation Textile Properties

Athletic Apparel

Sportswear

Separates/Suits

Outerwear

Swimwear

Footwear

Jewelry

Tattoos

10 - RECREATION/SPORTS

Astronomy

Badminton/Racquetball/Squash

Baseball/Softball

Boating/Yachting

Bowling

Bullriding

Cycling

Exercise Equipment

Extreme Sports

Fishing

Golf

Hockey

Hunting

Mountain Climbing

Personal GPS

Protective Gear

Running/Walking

SCUBA Diving

Skiing

Snowboarding

Tennis

11 - HEALTHCARE

Asthma

Blood Pressure

Contact Lenses

Feminine Hygiene

First Aid

Hearing Aids

Wheelchairs

Scales

Thermometers

Diagnostic Tools

Equipment/Materials

Infection Control

Pharmaceuticals

12 - WHERE ELSE ARE NANO/MEMS FOUND?

Aerospace

Food

Entertainment

Oil & Gas Production

Paper

Space Exploration

Water

What's Next?

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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