Tiny light-emitting diodes with optical microsystems that can produce all the colors of the rainbow, a new method for producing printed circuit boards - Fraunhofer researchers are showing innovative developments at the nano tech 2009 exhibition in Japan.
The nearly $800 billion stimulus package being debated in Congress contains a number of measures intended to improve information technology, infrastructure and the energy economy in the United States - all areas that will be greatly aided by nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology is widely used in all key sectors of Finnish industry. A recent survey concludes that the number of nanotechnology companies in Finland has tripled since 2004. In 2008, private investments in nanotechnology exceeded public investments.
Representatives from RUSNANO, the Russian nanotechnology corporation, headed by CEO Anatoly Chubais, are to visit Finland at the invitation of Mauri Pekkarinen, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, and Mikko Kosonen, the president of Sitra (Finnish Innovation Fund).
Plasmonics - a possible replacement for current computing approaches - may pave the way for the next generation of computers that operate faster and store more information than electronically-based systems and are smaller than optically-based systems.