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Tech Report #49: December 3, 2003

ATIP Report Abstracts 2003: Part 11

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2003 ATIP REPORT ABSTRACTS: Part 11 (November)



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

  • ATIP03.057 : RIKENs Center for Developmental Biology
  • ATIP03.058 : Spintronics Research in Korea
  • ATIP03.059 : Embedded Software Development in India
  • ATIP03.060 : Human Networks in Nanotechnology


Date: 4 November 2003
ATIP03.057: RIKENs Center for Developmental Biology

ABSTRACT: The RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) is the last in a series of new, high-profile life sciences research centers established by RIKEN over the past few years. Located in Kobe City and inaugurated in April 2002, the CDB has successfully attracted a number of leading scientists in the developmental biology field, both from organizations in Japan and abroad. Research at the CDB is focused on basic research in developmental biology, rather than clinical innovation or translational research in areas such as tissue engineering. The present report summarizes CDB's current activities and future plans.

Date: 11 November 2003
ATIP03.058: Spintronics Research in Korea

ABSTRACT: Spintronics, short for spin-based electronics, refers to the field of microelectronics associated with the development of devices that function by using the spin of the electron. Spintronics may represent the beginning of a new multibillion-dollar industry and might lead to quantum microchips. The present report summarizes spintronics research in Korea, including current programs and budgets.

Date: 18 November 2003
ATIP03.059: Embedded Software Development in India

ABSTRACT: India's success in software services in well known. Recently, Indian companies have begun to make their mark on embedded software as well. The major IT companies have large teams developing embedded software, but there are also several small companies with highly specialized domain expertise. Companies are combining their skills in embedded software with hardware design skills and have started designing sub-systems or even complete devices. Some product companies may emerge in the future, although most of them are likely to remain services companies. India can emerge as a large center for product engineering, but may not have many product companies of its own. The present report examines India's embedded systems industry, its avenues for growth, as well as key limiting factors to this Industry's expansion. Representative examples are also included.

Date: 25 November 2003
ATIP03.060: Human Networks in Nanotechnology

ABSTRACT: Human networks have been created by all countries engaged in any significant way in nanotechnology research and development. Most concentrate on national concerns, but several have strong international components. Networks are involved in sharing information and, in some cases, research equipment and expertise. In the present report, human network activities in nanotechnology in the US, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, the EU, and Australia are summarized and the possible creation of a Global Nanotechnology Network is discussed and assessed.

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