LITERATURE - provides peer reviewed academic analysis and reports on new ideas
CONFERENCES - provides an update on the latest developments from both academics and the commercial
community. The major annual conferences are:
- International Conference on Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technology (NNT) - the only imprint only
conference held in the Fall at world wide locations.
- International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Engineering (MNE) - the European lithography conference
held in September.
- Electron, Ion, Photon Beam and Nanoimprint (EIPBN) also known as "3 beams" - the academically
oriented lithography conference held in the US in May.
- International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference (MNC) - the Japanese lithography
conference held in October.
- SPIE MIcrolithography Confernce - the more commercially oriented lithography conference held in San
Jose in March.
Reports on the following conferences are available:
Nanoimprint and Nanotechnology Technology 2005, Sept in Nara Japan
Photonics West 2006 , Jan in San Jose
SPIE Microlithography 2006, Feb in San Jose
Strategies in Light 2006 , Feb in San Francisco
There are a number of commercial and government funded consortium to accelerate imprint and nanotechnology;
Nilcom - a precompetitive international consortium lead by EV group
NaPa - a EU funded imprint group
National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNIN) - A US government nanotechnology program.
The patent literature covers both issued patents and patents "laid open" but not issued. The laid open patents
have not completed the critique from the patent office. Patents provide some hints as to concepts that the
inventors regard as significant, not necessarily concepts that are commercialized. Patents can be searched at
the UPTO web site www.uspto.org.
Most standards in the semiconductor industry are developed through the SEMI organization at www.semi.org.
The International Technology Road Map for Semiconductors is the best known road map. It is developed by an
international team of experts who develop a consensus across customers and vendors for the integrated circuit
industry. It is published at http://public.itrs.net/.
Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) produce a storage road map at http://www.snia.org
There are many specialist resources, here are some links to friends and colleagues who can help;
Chris Mack - long time optical modelling expert - www.lithoguru.com
Alex Glew - deposition systems and gas delivery, both consulting and expert witness - www.glewengineering.com
There are numerous vendors, here are some useful links;
Brewer Science - www.brewerscience.com
DNP - www.dnp.co.jp
EV group - www.evgroup.com
Lieca - www.leica.com
Microresist - www.microresist.de
Molecular Imprints Inc -www.militho.com
Nanonex - www.nanonex.com
Nu-flare - www.nuflare.co.jp
Obducat - www.obducat.com
Suss Microtech AG - www.suss.com
S cubed - www.s-cubed.com
Toppan - www.toppan.co.jp
For more source information on each item go to References, or to the abstract book for the conference.
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