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Posted: May 19, 2009

Rusnano is planning optical chips fabrication in Russia

(Nanowerk News) RUSNANO is planning to arrange the fabrication of optical chips in Russia with planned sales of around 300-400 million US dollars, according to the head of Rusnano, Anatoly Chubais. A recently submitted proposal by an American company has been discussed and approved by the Board.
Conventional systems perform a conversion of the optical signal passing through the fiber cable in electronic form and then back. The novel technology performs only operations with the optical signal and will drop electronic signal conversion.
Chubais expects that the development of the project will be done in an international cooperation with some nanotechnology companies. “We must transfer [nanotechnologies] from the West to Russia. We will cooperate in this effort with the leaders in this industry. We just started building our relations with the key countries: Israel, Finland, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, USA. Our major partner in this particular project will be United States”.
The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) was established under the Federal Law in September 2007. The mission of RUSNANO is to advance Russia into the pool of the world’s leaders in the field of nanotechnologies. The priority of RUSNANO is commercialization of nanotechnology projects with high business potential and/or social benefit. The Corporation has 130 billion rubles (about $5 billion) under management, provided solely by the Russian Government.
Source: NanoNewsNet (Eugene Birger)