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World Nanotechnology Market Brief

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Examine the World Nanotechnology Market Brief

New York, NY | Posted on November 18th, 2008

The global outlook series on Nanotechnology provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird's eye view of this new, promising, and pulsating, potential laden industry. The report provides a rudimentary insight into the concept of nanotechnology, providing selective insights into major technology trends, and its impact on commercial applications in key end-use industries. Also included is a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Annotated with 20 market data-rich tables enumerating key research findings, the global and regional level of discussion culminates to provide a macro-level perception of the industry in its totality. Key regional markets briefly researched and abstracted include the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, France, Germany, Russia, UK, Asia, China, Australia, and Israel, among few others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 994 companies worldwide.

NANOTECHNOLOGY GOS-094

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, SEPTEMBER 2008

CONTENTS

1. Overview 1

Nanotechnology - The Builder's Final Frontier 1

The Coming of Nano-Age 1

Expect the Unexpected 1

A Conceptual Definition 1

What is Nanotechnology? 1

Areas of Importance 2

Materials 2

Life Sciences 2

Electronics 2

Production 2

Breaking Conventional Size Barriers 2

Beyond MEMS and MST 2

New Discoveries Bridge the Gap between Organic and Inorganic

Materials 3

Current Commercial Applications of Nanotechnology 3

Actual Applications in Everyday Life 4

Nanocomposites 4

Coating Process Developed for Self- Assembled Monolayers 4

Plastic Nanocomposite for Step-Assists in Vehicles 4

Nanocrystals 4

Nanoparticles 4

Stain Resistant Khakis in Vogue 4

Aqueous Polymer Dispersion Products 5

Nanoparticulate-based Synthetic Bone 5

Nanostructured Materials 5

Tungsten-Carbide Cobalt Composite Powder 5

Kodak Develops OLED Color Screens Using Nanostructure

Technology 5

Nanoclays and Nanocomposites 5

Innovative Packaging and Material Alteration 5

Nanotubes 5

Carbon Nanotubes Ready for Commercial Application 5

Carbon Nanotube Television Up for Grabs 5

End-Use Applications - Commercialization Time Grid 6

Timeline - Timing Estimates for Commercial Nanotech Applications 6

Conclusions 6

Global Issues and Trends 6

Product Commercialization - The Ultimate Goal 6

Research Arenas - Funding Dictates the Direction 7

Nanocompetence by Geographic Region/ Country 7

First 'Nano Network' by 11 Asian Tigers 7

Venture Capitalists - A Cautious Lot since the DotCom Saga 7

Reproducibility and Scalability - Defining Business at a

Commercial Scale 8

New Players - Numbers Exceed Expectations 8

Positive Growth on Cards 8

Table 1: Nanotechnology Market in the US (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Companies by Application Area - Materials and

Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Electronics and

Communications, Research, Energy, Consumer Products, and

Tools 9

"United We Discover" - Industry's Call to Universities &

Research Houses 9

Cross-disciplinary Nature Demands Co- coordinated Research 9

Enabling Technologies - Need of the Hour 10

Nanorobotics Market Set to Grow Significantly 10

Nanotubes - Current Production Costs Outweigh Potential Benefits 10

Nanotechnology Funding 10

Industry Structure 11

Academic Research Institutions - Pioneering Commercial

Applications 11

The Commercialization Process 11

Low Entry Barriers and Broad IP Landscape 11

Research & Development - The Nanotechnology Lifeline 12

US, EU and Japan - Spearheading Nanotech Revolution 12

Table 2: Global Nanotechnology Market (2003-2005): Spending

on Nanotechnology in US$ Million by Region/Country - USA,

European Union, and Japan 12

Domestic Initiatives Promote R&D Efforts in Rest of the World 12

Interdisciplinary Nature Demands a Collective Approach 13

Pioneers into a Small World 13

Nanoproducts - Market Assessment 13

Nanotubes 13

Nanocrystalline Materials 13

Dendrimers 13

Fullerenes 14

Nanobelts 14

Health and Safety Issues Relating to Nanomaterials 14

Commercial Applications at an Embryonic Stage 14

Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Offer Bright Prospects 15

Chemicals and Advanced Materials 15

Table 3: World Market for Nanotechnology Applications in

Chemicals and Advanced Materials Sector by Geographic Region

- USA, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2003 through 2008 15

Electronics and Communications 16

Table 4: World Market for Nanotechnology Applications in

Electronics and Communications Industries by Geographic

Region - USA, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Billion for the Years 2003 through 2008 16

Health and Life Sciences 16

Table 5: World Market for Nanotechnology Applications in

Health and Life Science Industries by Geographic Region -

USA, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues

in US$ Billion for Years 2003 through 2008 17

Tools & Process Instruments 17

Paints and Coatings 17

Coatings 17

Transportation 17

Table 6: World Market for Nanotechnology Applications in

Transportation Industry by Geographic Region - USA, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

Billion for Years 2003 through 2008 18

Sensors 18

Automotive Industry 18

Aerospace and Defense 19

Table 7: World Market for Nanotechnology Applications in

Aerospace and Defense Industries by Geographic Region - USA,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in

US$ Billion for Years 2003 through 2008 19

Aerospace 19

Defense 19

Other Futuristic Applications 19

Nanoparticles in the Pharmaceuticals Industry 19

Nanomaterials - Performance and Prospects 20

Table 8: World Market for Nanomaterials by Product Segment -

Nanomaterial Oxides, Nano-Metals, Carbon Nanotubes,

Nanomaterial Clays, and Other Nanomaterials Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003

through 2008 20

Nanomaterial Oxides 21

Table 9: World Market for Nanomaterial Oxides by Geographic

Region - USA, Japan, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through

2008 21

Nano-Metals 21

Table 10: World Market for Nano-Metals by Geographic Region

- USA, Japan, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan

), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2008 22

Carbon Nanotubes 22

Table 11: World Market for Carbon Nanotubes by Geographic

Region - USA, Japan, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004 through

2008 23

Nanomaterial Clays 23

Table 12: World Market for Nanomaterial Clays by Geographic

Region - USA, Japan, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through

2012 23

2. Technological Developments 24

RTP Company Develops Advanced Nanoclay Compounds 24

US-Based Private Inventors Develop New Nanocomposites 24

US-Based Researchers Develop Nanocomposite Elastomers 24

NanoGram Develops Polymer Nanocomposites 24

NIST and University of Pennsylvania Conduct Nanoparticle Research 24

University of Hawaii Develops Multifunctional Nanocomposite

Material 24

Revcor Develops Polymer Nanocomposites- Based Air Movement

Devices 25

University of Belfast Researchers Develop Nanocomposite

Plasticizer 25

Scientists Develop Thermoplastic Olefin Nanocomposite 25

3. Mergers and Acquisitions 25

4. Strategic Corporate Developments 34

5. Product Launches/Developments 40

6. A North American Perspective 43

6a. The United States 43

Overview 43

Table 13: US Market for Nanotechnology by End-Use Industry -

Chemicals and Advanced Materials, Electronics and

Communications, Transportation, Aerospace and Defense, Health

and Life Sciences, Energy and Others Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2005 through

2010 44

Select Sectors - An Analysis 44

Nanomagnetics 44

Table 14: US Market for Nanomagnetics by Product Segment -

Thin Films, Particulates, and Bulk Materials Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003

through 2008 45

Nanofilms 45

Table 15: US Market for Nanofilms by Product Segment -

Established Nanofilms and Emerging Nanofilms Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006

through 2010 45

Nanocomposites 46

Table 16: US market for Nanocomposites - Annual Consumption

Volume in Million Pounds for Years 2003 through 2008 46

Trends and Issues 46

Nanotechnology - The New Venture Capital Destination 46

National Nanotechnology Alliance - Driving the R&D 47

Emerging End-Use Applications Drive Market Growth 47

Leading Universities and Their Contribution to Nano Research 47

Materials and Medical Devices - Among the Current Commercial

Applications 48

Nanotechnology Medical Products Demand to Grow 48

Time-to-Market Remains a Central Concern 49

6b. Canada 49

Overview 49

Issues and Trends 49

Brain Drain - Losing the Best and Brightest 49

Canadian Players in Nanotechnology 50

7. Japan 50

Market Overview 50

Table 17: Japanese Market for Nanotechnology by End-Use

Industry - Chemicals and Advanced Materials, Electronics and

Communications, Transportation, Aerospace and Defense, Health

and Life Sciences, Energy and Others Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2003 through

2008 51

Funding Criteria in Japan 51

Nanotechnology - A Strategic Pillar in the Nation's S&T Plan 51

Leading Japanese Institutions Involved in Nanotechnology Programs 52

Japanese Government - Leading the R&D Initiatives 52

Japanese Programs in Nanotechnology 53

8. A European Perspective 53

Overview 53

Select Sectors - An Analysis 54

Nanomagnetics 54

Table 18: European Market for Nanomagnetics by Product

Segment - Thin Films, Particulates, and Bulk Materials

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 54

Nanofilms 54

Table 19: European Market for Nanofilms by Product Segment -

Established Nanofilms and Emerging Nanofilms Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2006 through 2010 54

Nanomaterials 55

Table 20: West European Market for Nanomaterials by Product

Segment - Oxides, Metals, Carbon Nanotubes, Clays, and

Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues

in US$ Million for Years 2005 through 2010 55

Issues and Trends 55

European NanoBusiness Association - Powering R&D Effort 55

Research Duplication - Europe's Bane on Nanotech Development 55

European Programs in Nanotechnology 56

8a. France 56

Overview 56

8b. Finland 56

Overview 56

8c. Germany 57

Overview 57

The Research Programs 57

Techno-Capabilities 57

8d. Russia 57

An Overview 57

8e. Switzerland 58

Overview 58

8f. The Netherlands 58

Overview 58

8g. United Kingdom 58

Overview and Structure 58

Key British Academic Institutes in Nano Research 59

9. Asia-Pacific Perspective 60

Overview 60

Nanotechnology on the Fast Track in Asia 60

9a. Australia 61

Overview 61

Prominent Australian Groups with their Principal Field of

Research 61

Australian Projects in Nanotechnology 61

9b. China 62

Overview 62

Government Takes the R&D Initiative 63

Chinese Agencies Involved in Nanotech 63

9c. India 64

Overview 64

9d. South Korea 64

Ministry of Science & Technology Takes Initiative for Nanotech

Funding 64

Information Technology Industry Leads Nanotech R&D Efforts 64

Korea with 10-Year Plan to Make Rapid Strides in

Nanotechnology Market 64

Launch of Several Nanotechnology Projects 65

Korea to Set up Single Window Service for Nanotechnology

Development 65

Advancements in Development Process 65

The Outcome of Korea's First 5-Year Program 65

Technological Breakthroughs 65

Nanotechnology Employment 66

The Second Phase of the Korea Nanotechnology Initiative 66

Outlook 66

9e. Singapore 66

Overview 66

9f. Taiwan 67

Overview 67

10. Middle East 67

10a. Israel 67

Overview 67

Areas of Importance 67

GLOBAL DIRECTORY

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