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Solid State Technology
Industry should take lead with media when an event like a recall occurs
By now we should have learned some key facts about a Magic Nano consumer recall in Germany.
Investment banking 101: How to hire the right M&A expert
The first bit of strategy needed to complete a strategic transaction occurs well before the buying and selling of a company.
Ignorance over patent reforms could make your nano tech fortune a flash in the pan
In 1849, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in California. Alas, John Sutter never prospered by this discovery.
Letter From The Editor
Chris Mather had some reservations about my proposal, and for good reason. The idea was, well, unconventional.
Strategic placement of labs reduces cost of building facilities
Phil Haswell faced a formidable challenge. As the director of facilities for the engineering faculty at the University of Alberta, he was charged with finding the ideal location for the National Institute for Nanotechnology facility on the university’s Edmonton campus.
Toppling disciplinary walls
Centers’ designs, philosophies foster collaboration
MEMS II: return of the fabs
Those that survived the shakeout are coming on strong
Timing’s right for MEMS veteran Petersen
In the MEMS community, Kurt Petersen is among the legends. A paper he authored more than two decades ago about the mechanical properties of silicon paved the way for devices that have become the bread-and-butter for the MEMS industry.
Top 10 universities by category
The Small Times university survey included 26 questions about funding, facilities, patenting, company formation, collaborations with industry, research, publishing, and micro and nano-specific courses and degree programs.
Gateway to greatness
A guide for students, researchers, inventors and CEOs
From The Front
They’re smaller. They’re better.
Chemist’s nanofiber designs are no mere carbon copies
Terry Devitt meant it as a joke. The director of research communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison had asked UW chemistry professor Robert Hamers if he could make the school’s mascot, Bucky Badger, out of carbon nanofibers.
Don’t try this at home, kids - well, actually...
The term “cottage industry” usually evokes images of rural workers spinning textiles or hip urban geeks building Web sites in their loft apartments.
MEMS temperature regulator hitches a ride into space
NASA’s current space mission was designed to demonstrate that good things come in small packages - and part of its plan is to showcase the role MEMS can play in space.
European Union targets food quality, safety
Industry pinpoints research areas for $20 million GoodFood project
Analyzing the analysts when they don’t agree
When market analysts are right, they are revered. When they’re wrong, they’re reviled.
Equity and debt financing