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March 20th, 2008

Advanced energy, nanotechnology and computing needed for US to compete

Abstract:
Future high-tech manufacturing research and development needs to focus on three critical areas: hydrogen energy development, nanomanufacturing, and intelligent and integrated networks and computing.

Advanced products on those areas will help the US compete in the fast-paced global community requires rapid innovation, research and production methods to cost-effectively bring products to market, according to a 102-page report issued this week titled "Manufacturing the Future: Federal Priorities for Manufacturing R&D." The report was authored by the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Manufacturing R&D of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology.

"Our objective was to focus on issues of national importance, and to identify manufacturing areas that have the potential to deliver major benefits to the economy," said David Stieren, executive secretary of the IWG and technology deployment manager of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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