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Tech Report #9: April 15, 2002

ATIP Report Abstracts 2002: Part 3

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2002 ATIP Report Abstracts: Part 3



A typical ATIP Report is in two parts, one public portion, and one subscriber portion. The following is the titles of the reports published in March 2002 (see the rest at the URL above or in this series on the GLOCOM Platform).

  • ATIP02.009: AP Conference on Quality Software
  • ATIP02.010: Biochip Research in China
  • ATIP02.011: Intellectual Property in Indian Pharmaceutical Industry
  • ATIP02.012: MEMS Foundry Services in Japan
  • ATIP02.013: Optical Computing & Indian R&D


Date: 4 March 2002
ATIP02.009: AP Conference on Quality Softwar

ABSTRACT: The second Asia-Pacific (AP) Conference on Quality Software (APAQS) was held in Hong Kong, December 10-11, 2001, with wide strong international participation, and especially from China. This report summarizes this conference and provides perspectives on the current state of software quality assessment and methodologies.

Date: 6 March 2002
ATIP02.010: Biochip Research in China

ABSTRACT: With the bulk of Biotech research in the past few years being generated by American and European Institutions, little attention has been given to efforts occurring throughout Asia save possibly for Japan. China is unique among Asian countries, however, due to its political/economic structure as well its quantities of human and natural resources. China, therefore, possesses a great deal of potential to excel in relatively new "medium"-technology areas provided their efforts are focused and organized. This report outlines recent developments and targets regarding Biochip-related research in major Chinese research institutes.

Date: 13 March 2002
ATIP02.011: Intellectual Property in Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

ABSTRACT: Many changes are occurring as a result of India coming under the umbrella of the World Trade Organization. This report explains the past and present situation with respect to patenting of drugs. It describes the likely developments, what India needs to do to retain and develop a vigorous local industry and the impacts on multinational drug and chemical companies.

Date: 20 March 2002
ATIP02.012: MEMS Foundry Services in Japan

ABSTRACT: This report describes some of the MEMS foundries in Japan, highlighting their process capabilities and business development strategies. Stimulated by the formation of an industry-academia-government committee that discusses the necessity of a network of MEMS foundries, several companies recently announced their intentions to start MEMS foundry services. This report also provides a brief account of the committee's objectives and plans.

Date: 27 March 2002
ATIP02.013: Optical Computing & Indian R&D

ABSTRACT: This report discusses the fundamental issues associated with optical computing, its advantages over conventional (electronics-based) computing, current applications of optics in computers and the problems that remain to be overcome. It also describes the major research activities that are taking place on this topic in India today.

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