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PLUNKETT'S NANOTECHNOLOGY & MEMS INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2009 CONTENTS A Short Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Glossary i Introduction 1 How To Use This Book 3 Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Nanotechnology and MEMS Industry 7 1) Introduction to Nanotechnology & MEMS 7 2) What is Nanotechnology? 8 3) A Brief History of Nanotechnology's Rapid Emergence 9 4) Advances in Microscopes Enable Nanotechnology Research 10 5) Self-Assembly and Fabrication on the Atomic Level Enable Nanomanipulation 10 6) Innovations in Bucky Balls, Nanotubes and Single Wall Nanotubes (SWNTs) Make Commercial Production a Reality 11 7) Nanotechnology & MEMS Applications in Optics and Displays Lead to a Breakthrough in Wireless Device Screens 12 8) Nanotechnology Will Create Powerful Semiconductors in the Near Future 13 9) Nanotechnology Holds the Key to the Ultradense Digital Memory of the Future 14 10) Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power/Micro Fuel Cells to Power Mobile Devices 14 11) Advances and Applications Are Made in MEMS 15 12) Government and Private Nanotechnology Funding is Strong 16 13) Nanotechnology Safety and Ethics Are a Major Concern 16 14) High-Tech, Nanotech and Smart Fabrics Proliferate 17 15) Nanotechnology Has a Growing Role in Sports Equipment 18 16) Nanotechnology Converges with Biotech 18 17) Nanotechnology Makes Breakthroughs in Health Care 19 18) Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) Ready to Spread/Nanotechnology Applications 20 19) Emphasis on R&D in Nanotechnology 20 20) Nanochemicals Hold Promise for Advanced Coatings and Specialty Chemicals 21 Chapter 2: Nanotechnology Industry Statistics 22 Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Overview 2009 23 U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: 2008-2010 24 U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget History: 2001-2007 25 U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Actual Agency Investments by Program Component Area: 2008 26 U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Estimated Agency Investments by Program Component Area: 2009 27 U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Planned Agency Investments by Program Component Area: 2010 28 U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Centers, Networks & User Facilities: 2001-2007 29 Estimated World Government Nanotechnology R&D Investments: 1997-2005 31 Lux Nanotech Index as of May 2009 32 Chapter 3: Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Contacts Addresses, Telephone Numbers and Internet Sites 33 Chapter 4: THE NANOTECHNOLOGY & MEMS 300: Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 60 Industry List, With Codes 61 Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 63 (The firms grouped by industry, and ranked by sales and profits) Alphabetical Index 72 Index of U.S. Headquarters Location by State 75 Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 78 Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 79 Index by Firms with International Operations 86 Individual Profiles on each of THE NANOTECHNOLOGY & MEMS 300 88 Additional Indexes Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 403
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