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, N.J. , USA , __ March 20, 2006 – Industry standards
are needed to help electronic nanotechnology innovations
make a smooth transition from laboratory to marketplace
in the communications, information technology, consumer
products and optoelectronics sectors. In order to
define the scope and timing of these standards, the
IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has launched
the IEEE Nanoelectronics Standards Roadmap (NESR)
initiative and will host a NESR Workshop on 18 May
in New York City . It will be co-located with the
NanoBusiness Conference scheduled for 17 to 19 May
( www.nanoevent.com ).
The workshop will build on the IEEE-SA nanoelectronic
standards framework for nanomaterials, devices, functional
blocks and applications developed in conjunction
with key industry participants. Plans call for contributors
to finalize a first draft of the Roadmap for presentation
at a second workshop in October. By the end of 2006,
the Roadmap will be published, paving the way for
the initiation of high-priority standards. The Roadmap
will be updated annually.
The NESR effort will be led by a steering committee
representing the diverse segments of the nanoelectronics
community. This includes those developing materials
and devices, those integrating nanoelectronics into
end products, and those concerned with nanoelectronic
"The introduction of nano-enabled electronic
products is clearly accelerating," says Edward
Rashba, Manager, New Technical Programs at IEEE-SA. "This
means there will be an urgent need for standards
in the near future to address all aspects of nanotechnology
from raw materials to devices and high-volume manufacturing".
According to Nathan Tinker, NESR coordinator and
co-founder of the Nano- Business Alliance, "the
IEEE Roadmap will help the industry prioritize the
standards it needs and focus its resources. Our efforts
are meant to provide practical support for other
efforts in the field, such as the nano-related technology
roadmaps put forth in the International Technology
Roadmap for Semiconductors and the International
Electronics Manufacturing Initiative."
IEEE-SA's intent to create a broad nanoelectronic
standards roadmap builds on a roadmap it developed
for carbon nanotubes in 2003. The 2003 effort has
led to several standards activities, including the
recently approved IEEE 1650™, "Standard
Test Methods for Measurement of Electrical Properties
of Carbon Nanotubes". This first-ever nanoelectronics
standard provides a common template for generating
reproducible electrical data on nanotubes.
The IEEE Nanoelectronics Standards Roadmap Workshop
will be held on 18 May 2006 at the Marriott Marquis
Hotel in New York , N.Y. , from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. For additional information on the workshop or
to make a reservation to attend, contact either Edward
Rashba at firstname.lastname@example.org ,
(732) 465-6449, or Nathan Tinker at email@example.com ,
About the IEEE Standards Association
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standards-setting body, develops consensus standards
through an open process that brings diverse parts
of an industry together. These standards set specifications
and procedures based on current scientific consensus.
The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of more than 870 completed
standards and more than 400 standards in development.
Over 15,000 IEEE members worldwide belong to IEEE-SA
and voluntarily participate in standards activities.
For information on IEEE-SA see: http://www.standards.ieee.org/ .
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