Asian industries serious about nanotech

from the atoms-are-everywhere dept.
The latest Far Eastern Economic Review (January 18 cover date) has a well done article Designer Molecules: It's Time to Think Small by Charles Bickers on Asian companies seriously developing applications of nanotextured materials, nanotubes and other nano-scale technology. The article is also a good reality check for anyone inclined to think that the US (or any other nation) will be able to monopolize the technology.

The latest Far Eastern Economic Review (January 18 cover date) has a well done article Designer Molecules: It's Time to Think Small by Charles Bickers on Asian companies seriously developing applications of nanotextured materials, nanotubes and other nano-scale technology. The article is also a good reality check for anyone inclined to think that the US (or any other nation) will be able to monopolize the technology.

Here's the story intro: "Designer molecules: it's time to think small: nanotechnology, or the science of manipulating atoms, has long had the potential to revolutionize a host of industries. Now it's on the threshold of having real-world applications, and Asian companies are eager to master the minature. While the United States is the clear leader in nanotech science, industrial companies in Asia, notably Japan's Hitachi, NEC, Fujitsu and Mitsubishi and South Korea's Samsung, are fast realizing that making it big in the 21st century means mastering technology at the lowest end of the scale."

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