May 8, 2007 — SEMI, the global semiconductor industry association, has been keeping a spreadsheet of who’s doing what in nanotechnology that will impact the electronics and energy industries specifically. And now, the association is making this internal tool available to members.
“We don’t pretend this is the complete list of all companies worldwide involved in nanoelectronics and nanoenergy, but in our efforts to meet the needs of our growing nanotech membership, we have put considerable time and effort into tracking who these folks are and what they do,” the organization says.
“We’ve concentrated on tracking new players and new technologies, primarily start-ups and smaller companies, or those from outside the electronics sector, that are using nanoscale materials’ unique properties in new ways, in products that use electrons. This means we haven’t included the big names in mainstream semiconductors and semiconductor equipment and materials, even though they are driving major developments in evolutionary nanoscale processing.”