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Tech Report #23: May 1, 2003

ATIP Report Abstracts 2003: Part 4

Posted with permission from ATIP

2003 ATIP REPORT ABSTRACTS: Part 4 (April)



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

  • ATIP03.018 : Cryptographic Research in Japan
  • ATIP03.019 : Nanotechnology in Australia
  • ATIP03.020 : Radio Research at Kohno Laboratory
  • ATIP03.021 : Solid State & Optical Approaches to Quantum Information Science
  • ATIP03.022 : Embedded High Performance Computing (eHPC)
  • ATIP03.023 : Power Generating MEMS Devices in Asia
  • ATIP03.024 : Nanotechnology Companies in China
  • ATIP03.025 : Korea 3G 2003
  • ATIP03.026 : Nanotechnology in Asia 2003


Date: 1 April 2003
ATIP03.018: Cryptographic Research in Japan

ABSTRACT: This report summarizes research at the Imai Laboratory, which is operating at Japan's Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), and specifically reviews the work related to "unconditional security." A presentation of the Cryptrec Project, which has been evaluating cryptographic techniques for e-Government applications, is also included.

Date: 3 April 2003
ATIP03.019: Nanotechnology in Australia

ABSTRACT: This report summarizes Australia's R&D efforts in nanotechnology. It describes the major funding programs and projects at universities and public laboratories. It also provides examples of nanotechnology spin-offs and commercialization efforts.

Date: 8 April 2003
ATIP03.020: Radio Research at Kohno Laboratory

ABSTRACT: This report describes research in a variety of radio communications technologies that is being conducted at the laboratory of Professor Ryuji Kohno and his staff and students, in Japan.

Date: 10 April 2003
ATIP03.021: Solid State & Optical Approaches to Quantum Information Science

ABSTRACT: This report summarizes presentations at the Workshop on Solid State and Optical Approaches to Quantum Information Science held in Sydney, Australia, in January 2003. It also provides a brief background of Australian groups involved in quantum computation and its technologies, as well as on some approaches to quantum information science introduced at the Workshop.

Date: 15 April 2003
ATIP03.022: Embedded High Performance Computing (eHPC)

ABSTRACT: Special purpose High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms seem to attract scant attention in the US HPC community. However, a number of special purpose machines have been developed with great success in Japan such as GRAPE, MDM-GRAPE, CP-PACS, Protein Explorer, etc. These systems possess outstanding price/performance ratios, and when they are applied to the problems for which they were designed, produce computational performance near to or even exceeding that of general purpose systems. This report discusses the details of one such special purpose platform, developed as part of the Embedded High Performance Computing Project (eHPC).

Date: 17 April 2003
ATIP03.023: Power Generating MEMS Devices in Asia

ABSTRACT: Power Generating MEMS device research and development projects are receiving significant funding throughout Asia. Various technologies such as micro fuel cells, micro generators, and micro thrusters are all being developed in commercial, government, and university laboratories. The present report discusses some of these projects in Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Date: 22 April 2003
ATIP03.024: Nanotechnology Companies in China

ABSTRACT: China has reported that it has more than 300 private enterprises which are focusing their activities on nanotechnology, with most of them concentrating on the production of nano-materials. Only a small fraction of the 300+ companies are easily reached from outside China. The majority of them are small, but most are now selling products, and many are beginning to look beyond domestic markets for their sales growth. This report summarizes basic information about a selection of these companies, including those specialized in nano-materials and nano-equipment suppliers.

Date: 24 April 2003
ATIP03.025: Korea 3G 2003

ABSTRACT: Korea’s mobile telecommunication operators are doing well despite a 65% market saturation rate. Historically, the Korean telecommunication industry had been largely divided into wired and mobile services. However, such a clear distinction became blurred with full-scale CDMA 1x and EV-DO commercial services. The distinction is expected to vanish with a possible W-CDMA launch and the introduction of WLAN & cellular roaming service this year. Korean mobile carriers are trying to leverage this trend (wired/wireless integration) as a way to boost wireless data services into a new cash cow. As a result, the Korean mobile carriers are working on developing and launching integrated services, combining wired and wireless on the back of EV-DO, WLAN and possibly, W-CDMA. This report examines key driving forces of the Korean mobile industry in 2003, given various critical factors such as the EV-DO rollout, W-CDMA strategy, roaming solutions with WLAN, and wired/wireless integrated services.
KEYWORDS: Telecommunications/

Date: 29 April 2003
ATIP03.026: Nanotechnology in Asia 2003

ABSTRACT: The Asian region has emerged as a leading center for nanotechnology. Total spending across the region in nanotechnology significantly exceeded US$1B in 2002, with more than half that total coming from Japan. Spending in China is much smaller, but China appears to be leading the world in sheer numbers of new nanotechnology companies (more than 300 firms are now working in nanotechnology). Taiwan, Australia, and Korea all support vibrant nanotechnology programs and feature a rich technology infrastructure. Singapore and India have launched national nanotechnology programs, and Thailand, Malaysia, and New Zealand have also announced significant new efforts in nanotechnology.

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