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Tech Report #19: February 3, 2003

ATIP Report Abstracts 2003: Part 1

Posted with permission from ATIP

2003 ATIP REPORT ABSTRACTS: Part 1 (January)



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 January 2003 (see the rest at the URL above or in this series on the GLOCOM Platform).

  • ATIP03.001 : Nano Carbon Materials R&D in Asia
  • ATIP03.002 : Tokyo Micromachine/Nanotech Symposium
  • ATIP03.003 : Rescue Robots in Japan
  • ATIP03.004 : Indian Chip Design Activities
  • ATIP03.005 : AIST's Grid Technology Research Center


Date: 6 January 2003
ATIP03.001: Nano Carbon Materials R&D in Asia

ABSTRACT: The present report covers the status of nano carbon research and development in Asia, as abstracted from presentations at the Carbon 2002 meeting, which was held in Beijing, China, in September 2002. Brief summaries are provided for key presentations on carbon nanotubes (CNTs), other nano carbon materials, and nanoscale materials formed through the use of carbon materials. Conference presentations covered many countries within Asia. Most presentations addressed nano carbon R&D in Japan and China.

Date: 9 January 2003
ATIP03.002: Tokyo Micromachine/Nanotech Symposium

ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the presentations and underlying themes of the recent 8 th International Micromachine/Nanotech Symposium, which was held at the Tokyo Science Museum on November 14, 2002.

Date: 16 January 2003
ATIP03.003: Rescue Robots in Japan

ABSTRACT: The 1995 Kobe earthquake was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of Japan. With an estimated 2,300,000 people affected by the quake and 10 trillion yen in direct damage costs, the event caused major infrastructure problems to Japan and even affected worldwide shipping. However, what mostly shocked disaster relief experts around the world was the loss of so many lives and properties in Japan, which is considered to be one of the most prepared countries in the world for dealing with natural disasters. This event, along with Japan's preponderance of natural disasters has caused a rethinking and urgency among Japanese government officials for developing new techniques and equipment to aid in rescue relief efforts. In addition, the recent terrorist incidents in the U.S. and Bali, Indonesia, have underscored the importance of such developments. The present report outlines some of the latest university research efforts, non-profit organizations' activities, and government initiatives in regards to Rescue Robotics in Japan.

Date: 23 January 2003
ATIP03.004: Indian Chip Design Activities

ABSTRACT: India has recently emerged as a significant player in silicon design, with local companies improving their capabilities and expertise in silicon design by watching and learning from multinationals. These local Indian companies have been moving up the value chain much more rapidly than India's software industry. In Bangalore itself, about fifty companies are now working on various aspects of ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) and FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) design as well as board design. Some of these domestic firms have the largest team of silicon designers in the world outside of the internal development centers of multinationals' chip vendors. The present report summarizes India's current chip design activities and provides an assessment of India's future activities in this particular sector. The report also provides a representative list of Indian companies engaged in chip design advanced development.

Date: 30 January 2003
ATIP03.005: AIST's Grid Technology Research Center

ABSTRACT: Established at the beginning of 2002 at the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the Grid Technology Research Center (GTRC) is the leading center for grid related software and applications development in Japan. The GTRC is also rapidly turning into a major center for high-performance computing research in Japan. The present report provides an overview of the GTRC activities and discusses future plans for grid related research, development, and demonstration in Japan.

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