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March 21st, 2009

Amid economic gloom, semi execs chart encouraging future

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As the markets may prove hopeful, technological innovation continues unabated, based on presentations at the Semico Summit. While arguments may continue about whether Moore's Law is grinding to an economic halt, advancements in feature sizes, packaging, power optimization, battery life, and cost continue.

Quantum Sphere, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based start-up, is attacking issue in the $71 billion battery market on a nano scale. The company sells spherical nano catalysts, in the 2- to 5-nm range—iron, manganese, copper, nickel, and cobalt among them—that help double battery capacity, so battery vendors, in turn, can better serve existing and go after new markets.

"There is no clear winner on the horizon in the race for rechargeable batteries," said Kevin Maloney, CEO and co-founder of Quantum Sphere.

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