April 29, 2008 09:17 ET

Get a Deep Insight Into the World Nanotechnology Markets

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - announces that a new market research report related to the Nanotechnology industry is available in its catalogue.

World Nanotechnology Markets

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nanotechnology in Billions of US$. The major End-use industries analyzed are Chemicals, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Semiconductors & Electronics, Pharma & Healthcare, Food, and Others. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 1132 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc., Advanced Nano Products Company Limited, Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., ApNano Materials, Catalytic Materials, LLC., Chemat Technology Inc., Dendritic Nanotechnologies, Inc., eSpin Technologies, Inc., Genefluidics, Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc., Hybrid Plastics, ILJIN Nanotech Co., Ltd., Integran Technologies, Inc., Insert Therapeutics Inc., Invitrogen Corporation, Nanocyl S.A., Nanogen, Inc., NanoGram Corporation, Nanomaterials Laboratory, Nanoledge, NanoSperse LLC, Nanosys, Inc., QinetiQ Nanomaterials Ltd., Quantumsphere, Inc., Raymor Industries, Inc., Rogue Valley Microdevices, Inc., Rosseter Holdings Ltd., Shenzhen Nanotech Port Co., Ltd., SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc., Sun Nanotech Co., Ltd., Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC, Unidym, Inc., and Veeco Probes. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.



Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Chemicals I-3

Automotive I-4

Aerospace and Defense I-4

Semiconductors & Electronics I-4

Pharma & Healthcare I-4

Food I-5

Other End-use Applications I-5


1. Industry Overview II-1

Nanotechnology - The Builder's Final Frontier II-1

The Coming of Nano-Age II-1

Expect the Unexpected II-1

What can we expect from Nanotechnology? II-1

A Conceptual Definition II-2

Think small II-2

What is Nanotechnology? II-2

It is - II-2

It is not- II-2

Background II-2

Breaking Conventional Size Barriers II-3

Beyond MEMS and MST II-4

New Discoveries Bridge the Gap between Organic and Inorganic Materials II-4

2. Market Demand and Growth II-5

Current and Future Analysis II-5

Exponential Growth Projected to Offset a Relatively Slow Start II-5

Chemical Industry Currently Leads the Nanotech Bandwagon II-5

Electronics/Semiconductors and Pharma/Healthcare Poised to Rule the Next Decade II-5

Prominent Assumptions in Revenue Forecast II-5

Commercial Applications at an Embryonic Stage II-6

Current Commercial Applications of Nanotechnology II-7

Government & Research Institutes Among Leading Customers II-7

3. Industry Issues and Trends II-10

Product Commercialization - The Ultimate Goal II-10

Emerging End-Use Markets for Nanotechnology, Related Technique and Estimated Years to Commercialization II-10

Research Arenas - Funding Dictates the Direction II-11

Nanocompetence by Geographic Region/Country II-12

Venture Capital - New Ventures On a Back Burner? II-12

R&D Budgets - Large Investments into a Small World II-13

The Big Spenders II-13

Reproducibility and Scalability - Defining Business at a Commercial Scale II-13

Nanotech Players - Germany Tops Europe While China Leads Asia -Pacific II-14

Table 1: Nanotech Companies in Europe (2007): Number of Players in Major Regional Markets - Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, and Sweden (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 2: Nanotech Companies in Asia-Pacific (2007): Number of Players in Major Regional Markets - China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Taiwan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Historic Review II-16

Table 3: Worldwide Nanotechnology Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown Depicting Distribution of Nanotechnology-based Companies by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

"United We Discover" - Industry's Call to Universities & Research Houses II-16

Cross-disciplinary Nature Demands Coordinated Research II-17

Enabling Technologies - Need of the Hour II-17

Nanotubes - Current Production Costs Outweigh Potential Benefits II-18

4. Nanotechnolgy Impact - Actual Applications in Everyday Life II-20

Nanocomposites II-20

Coating Process Developed for Self-Assembled Monolayers II-20

Plastic Nanocomposite for Step-Assists in Vehicles II-20

Nanocrystals II-20

Nanoparticles II-20

Stain Resistant Khakis in Vogue II-20

Aqueous Polymer Dispersion Products II-20

Nanoparticulate-Based Synthetic Bone II-21

Nanostructured Materials II-21

Tungsten-Carbide Cobalt Composite Powder II-21

Kodak Develops OLED Color Screens Using Nanostructure Technology II-21

Nanoclays and Nanocomposites II-21

Innovative Packaging and Material Alteration II-21

Nanocomposite Coatings II-21

Nanocomposite Tennis Balls Bounce Better II-21

Nanotubes II-22

Carbon Nanotubes Ready for Commercial Application II-22

Nanocatalysts II-22

NanoScale Catalyst Technology used for Converting Coal into Gas II-22

Manufacture of Automotive Catalytic Converters II-22

Nanofilters II-22

Nanofilter for Filtering Smallest Sized Particles II-22

End Use Applications - Commercialization Time Grid II-23

5. Industry Structure and Financials II-24

Academic Research Institutions - Pioneering Commercial Applications II-24

The Commercialization Process II-24

Government Bodies & Venture Capitalists Fuel Research Initiatives II-25

Low Entry Barriers and Broad IP Landscape II-25

Research & Development - The Nanotechnology Lifeline II-26

US, EU and Japan - Spearheading Nanotech Revolution II-27

National Initiatives Promote R&D Efforts in Rest of World II-27

Interdisciplinary Nature Demands a Collective Approach II-28

Pioneers into a Small World II-29

6. A Guide to Nanotech Financing II-30

Funding - The Lifeline for R&D II-30

Projected Nanotech Funding by Regional Governments (2006-2010) II-30

Table 4: Nanotech Funding by Regional Governments (2006-2010): Leading Regional Markets Ranked by Fund Estimates - Japan, United States, Europe Union, China, Germany, South Korea, France, Taiwan, Singapore, and The Netherlands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 5: Worldwide Investment in Nanotechnology (2001-2005): Government Spending by Region - Europe, Japan, United States and Rest of World (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Historic Review II-31

Table 6: Worldwide Nanotechnology Market (2004): Private Funding Provided by Corporations and Venture Capitalists by Region - North America, Europe, Asia (Including Japan) and Others (In US$ Billion) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 7: Worldwide Nanotechnology Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Venture Capital Investment by Sector - Electronics & Semiconductors, Nanobiotechnology, Specialty Chemicals & Nanomaterials and Instrumentation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Why Invest in Nanotech? II-32

The Societal and Industrial Implications of Nanotechnology II-32

Life Sciences (Medicine, Biology, Pharmacy and Health) II-33

Industrial Sector (Materials, Products and Manufacturing) II-33

Environment II-33

Water Resources II-34

Energy II-34

Agriculture II-34

Space Exploration Programs II-34

Defense Capabilities II-34

The Timing II-35

Reality Check - Looking Beyond the Hype II-35

Timeline - Timing Estimates for Commercial Nanotech Applications II-36

Investment Management and Control II-36

Investment Objectives - What, Where and How Much? II-36

Chemicals and Advanced Materials II-36

Electronics and Communications II-37

Biotechnology II-37

Investment Criteria - Analysis and Decision Process II-37

Venture Funding - Analysis & Decision Process II-38

Management of the Company II-38

Product II-38

Technology II-38

Target Market II-39

Business Model & Strategy II-39

Dearth of Quick Results Fuel Skepticism II-39

Factors Hampering Rapid Commercialization II-40

Long Duration of Time in Setting up Labs II-40

Legal & Regulatory Processes Delay Release of Funds II-40

Difficulty in getting Money II-40

R&D - Not an Instant Result Generating Activity II-40

7. Product Overview II-41

Product Types II-41

Building Blocks of Nanotechnology Used, Components and Final End-Use Products II-41

Dendrimers II-41

Fullerenes II-41

Nanobelts II-42

Nanocapsules II-42

Nanocrystalline Materials II-42

Nanofibers II-42

Surface Properties II-43

Nanoparticles II-43

Nanoporous Materials II-43

Nanosprings II-44

Nanotubes II-44

Nanowires II-45

Quantum Dots II-45

8. Nanotech Applications - An End Use Perspective II-46

Tools & Process Instruments II-46

Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STMs) II-46

Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) II-46

Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) II-47

Chemicals II-47

Nanostructured Materials II-47

Nanostructured Materials - Application Areas II-48

Catalysts II-48

Attributes of Nanoparticulate Catalysts II-49

Future Scenario - A Road Map II-49

Paints and Coatings II-49

Coatings II-49

Membranes and Filtration II-50

Composites II-50

Sunscreens with UV-light Absorbing Nanoparticles II-50

Others II-51

Alloys - A Definite Facelift II-51

Semiconductors & Electronics II-51

Nanophotonics - Directing Tomorrow's Telecom II-51

Near Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM) II-52

Nanocrystals II-52

Memory and Display Systems II-52

Optoelectronic Applications II-53

Nanotechnolgy - Its Relevance in Optical Fiber Communication Systems II-53

The Present Scenario II-53

The Future - What it Holds II-53

Precision Engineering, Optics and Analytics II-54

Quantum Computing II-54

Electronics and Electromechanical Systems II-54

Miniature Bar Coded Beads Herald New Age Electronics II-55

Automotive/Transportation Industry II-55

Sensors and Displays II-55

Sensors II-55

Global Positioning System (GPS) Sensors II-56

Catalytic Converters and Filters II-56

Aerospace and Defense II-56

Aerospace II-56

Smart Aircraft II-57

Defense II-57

Surveillance and Smart Uniforms II-58

Structural Materials and Coatings II-59

Weapons II-59

Pharma & Healthcare II-60

Nanotechnology and Life Sciences - A Potent Mix II-60

Most Hyped Applications are in the Biotech Arena II-60

Actual Implementation Areas II-61

Hand-Held Disease Detector II-61

Biomedical Nanotechnology II-62

Drug Delivery II-62

Nanoparticles and Gene Therapy II-64

Others II-64

Nanomachines - The Tech Revolution II-64

Food II-64

Edible Wraps - Putting Recycling out of Fashion II-64

Other End-use Applications II-64

Energy II-64

Quantum Wells (QW) Solar Cells II-65

Dye Sensitised Nanocrystalline Devices II-65

Fuel Cells and Rechargeables II-65

Power Transmission II-66

Nanoelectronics - Now and Ahead II-66

Lighting II-67

Nanoproperties of Light II-67

Nanolasers II-67

Nanocrystals II-68

Other Miscellaneous End-Use Applications II-68

Proteins - A New Way of Making Wires II-68

E-Textiles - The Smart New Dress Code II-68

Futuristic Applications II-69

Bio-molecular Motors II-69

Genetic and Tissue Engineering II-69

External Tissue Products II-70

Internal Tissue Implants II-70

Dental and Bone Replacement II-70

Protein and Gene Analysis II-70

Nanorobot Therapeutics II-70

Lab-on-a-Chip Techniques II-71

Medical Diagnostic Sensors II-72

Nano Medical Devices - From Surgical Tools to Contact Lenses II-72

Nanoengineered Prosthetics II-72

Nanotubes - Potential Drug Delivery Vehicles II-72

Quantum Computers II-73

9. Commercialization - Drivers and Barriers II-75

Market Drivers II-75

Limited Scope for Advancements in Silicon Chip Design II-75

The Red Brick Wall II-75

Nano-Breaking the Wall II-75

Semiconductor Industry- The Past, Present and Future II-75

The Solution II-76

Growing Need for Boosting Computer Disk Drive Storage II-76

Need for Use of Minute Parts in Consumer Electronics II-76

High Demand for Tiny Healthcare Devices II-77

Defying Gravity- NASA Banks on Nanotechnology II-77

The Challenges II-78

The Viable Force II-78

Challenges II-79

Separating Hype from Reality II-79

Scarcity of Researchers with Appropriate Training II-81

Limited Access to Tools & Technologies II-81

The Fat Fingers Problem II-82

The Sticky Fingers Problem II-82

Battling 'Grey Goo' Blues II-82

Research Duplication & Absence of Common Standards II-83

Legal and Financial Constraints for Startups II-84

Investment Issues and High Costs Delay Rapid Commercialization II-85

Guarded and Protective Stance on Intellectual Property & Open Knowledge-Sharing II-85

Development of Industrial Processes for Patterning Materials on Nanoscale II-85

Effective Utilization of Government Budgets II-86

10. Nanotech Patents - An Overview II-87

Proliferation of Nanotechnology Patent II-87

Patents - Guarding Intellectual Property II-87

An Introduction - Concepts Made Clearer II-87

Inventor II-87

Types of Patent Claims II-87

Patent Claims - Basic Rules of the Game II-87

General Patent Trends II-88

Intellectual Property (IP) Patents II-88

Types of Intellectual Property II-88

Patents II-88

Nanotechnology Patents - Unique Characterization II-88

Corporate IP Policy II-88

Patent Protection Vital for Investment II-88

Industry's Multidisciplinary Nature Calls for Regulations II-89

Nanotechnology Patent/Claim Trends - What's New II-90

Select Patents II-91

A Historic Perspective II-91

Table 8: Worldwide Nanotechnology Market (2001-2003): Number of Nanotechnology Related Patents Held by Region - United States, Western Europe, Japan and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Select Technology Patents - A Summarized Profile II-92

Table 9: Overview of Global Nano Patents (1996- 2002) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Dendrimer Patent Trends II-93

Table 10: 'Explosive' Growth in Global Dendrimer Patenting: Number of Patents Issued Over the Period 1981-2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

11. Nanotech Fears - Are They Justified? II-94

The Flip Side of Molecular Nanotechnology (MNT) II-94

Economic Disturbance from Plentiful Accessibility of Cheap Products II-95

Economic Imbalance Due to Highly Inflated Prices II-95

Right Technology in the Wrong Hands II-96

Small can be Dangerous - Multitude of Miniscule Lethal Weaponry II-96

The Grey Goo Horror II-96

Military Risks - High Destruction System II-96

Environmental and Biological Risks - A Serious Issue II-97

Major Proposals and Efforts Underway on Nanoparticle Safety II-97

Synopsis - No Radicals Please! II-98

12. Techniques and Technologies II-99

Top-down and Bottom-up Concepts II-99

Nanoscale Structure Construction Techniques II-99

Dip-Pen Nanolithography II-99

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) II-100

Self-Assembly II-100

Soft Lithography II-101

Common Enabling Technologies II-101

Electron Microscopy II-101

Micromachining II-102

Molecular Design/Modeling II-102

Nanolithography II-103

Nanoprobes II-103

Nano Probes in Intra-Cellular Study II-103

Quantum Dots in Nano Probing II-104

Chemical and Magnetic Nano Probes II-104

Supramolecular Chemistry II-104

Thin Film Technology II-104

Nanomaterial Synthesis Techniques II-105

Amorphous Crystallization II-105

Chemical Precipitation II-105

Combustion Synthesis II-105

Dip Coating II-106

Dynamic-Magnetic Consolidation II-106

Electro-Deposition II-106

Electrophoretic Deposition II-107

Application of EPD to SOFC Fabrication II-107

Field-Assisted Sintering Techniques II-107

Gas Condensation With Thermal Evaporation II-108

Gas-Phase Processing II-108

High-Energy Milling II-108

Applications II-108

Hydrodynamic Cavitation II-109

Hydrothermal Processing II-109

Metal Powders II-109

Electroceramic Powders II-109

Organic Carbon Oxidation II-109

Cereals II-110

Removal and Stabilizing of Arsenic II-110

Birch Wood II-110

Wheat Gluten Isolate II-110

Reduction of BOD II-110

Jet-Printing Process II-110

Mechano-Chemical Synthesis II-110

Inter-Metallic Compounds II-111

Quantum Dots II-111

Nanotubes of Boron Nitrides II-111

Thermoelectric Material - Iron Disilicide II-111

Quasi-Isostatic Pressure Process II-111

Self-Assembly of Nano-particles II-111

Severe Plastic Deformation II-112

Shockwave Compaction II-112

Sinter-Forging II-113

Slurry-Coating Routes II-113

Sol-Gel Processing II-114

Solid-State Processes II-114

Sono-chemical Synthesis II-114

Spin Coating II-115

Thermal Plasma Synthesis II-115

Thermal Spray Coating II-115

Thermo-Chemical Synthesis II-116

Vacuum Evaporation on Running Liquids (VERL) II-116

Wet Chemical Processes II-116

13. Technological Developments II-117

University of Michigan Develop Nano-Sized Voltmeter II-117

University of Illinois Develop Enhanced Biomimetic Membranes II-117

Georgia Institute of Technology Create High-Performance Transistors II-117

Jeff Bulte develops Nanoparticle-Embedded Microcapsules II-117

Max Planck Research Team Develop Gold Nanoparticles II-118

Technique of Mild Dispersion of Nanoparticles II-118

Nanotechnology based Panacea for Facial Wrinkles II-118

Prominent Nanotech-Related Technological Breakthroughs in 2006 II-119

DNA Origami II-119

Nanomagnets To Provide Clean Drinking Water II-119

Array Connections Amongst Neurons and Nanowire Transistors II-120

Single Nanotube Electrical Circuits II-120

Nano Cure for Prostate Cancer II-120

14. Recent Industry Activity II-121

Veritek Completes Acquisition of Omni-Lite E-Form II-121

Unidym Acquires Carbon Nanotechnologies II-121

NaturalNano Enters into Joint Development Pact with Cascade Engineering II-121

mPhase Technologies to Establish a New Wholly Owned Subsidiary II-122

NaturalNano and NYCOA Join Hand to Commercialize Nylon Pleximer Products II-122

Raymor Industries Expands Presence in Asia II-122

Nanosys Signs Development and Supply Pact with Rockwell II-123

Merck Allies with Nano Terra to Develop Solutions for Specialty Chemicals II-123

Bruker and Nanosys Enter into a Distribution and Collaboration Agreement II-123

Nanosys, NTT DoCoMo and DoCoMo Capital Form a Partnership Agreement II-124

Canon Enters into a Distribution Agreement with Obducat II-124

Nanocyl Signs Distribution Agreement with Velox II-124

Advanced Nano and Energenics Enter into Strategic Alliance II-125

NanoVic Launches Two Spin-Off Companies for Nanomedicine II-125

Hynix Partners with IMEC to Initiate Research on 32nm CMOS Technology II-125

Mitsui and Rice Collaborates with Team of Scientists II-126

Oxonica Acquires Nanoplex II-126

Starpharma Acquires Dendritic Nanotechnologies II-127

Nanocyl Joins Forces with Vantage Resin Systems II-127

Moser Baer PVL Acquires Minority Stake in Stion II-127

NanoPolaris Changes Name to Unidym II-127

CNT Technologies Selects CVD Equipment II-128

SouthWest NanoTechnologies to Acquire License from NEC II-128

Osmetech Inks a License Agreement with Ohmx II-128

NanoInk Signs a License Agreement with SII Nanotechnology II-128

ON Semiconductor Collaborates with Nantero II-129

NanoDynamics Receives Patent on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Structures II-129

NanoGram Establishes Business Unit in Japan II-129

NanoGram and Nagase & Co., Enter into Agreement II-129

NanoInk Signs a License Agreement with SII Nanotechnology II-129

Applied Nanotech Signs License Agreement with Shimane Masuda Electronics II-130

Invitrogen Enters into a Collaboration Agreement with Signalomics II-130

Maelor Signs a License Agreement with Plethora II-131

Imago Scientific Completes the Acquisition of Oxford NanoScience II-131

Arkema Inks a Supply Agreement with Nanoledge II-131

Air Products Acquires Nanogate's Nanoparticle Dispersion Production Operations II-131

BASF Inks an Agreement with NanoMaterials Technology II-131

BASF Inaugurates a Center for Nanotechnology Research in Singapore II-132

United Nanotechnologies Establishes Joint Venture with NEI Corporation II-132

Nanophase Enters into Agreement with Competitive Technologies II-132

NanoDynamics Enters into Partnership Agreement with Nanocyl II-132

Invitrogen Acquires Quantum Dot Corp. and Biopixels II-133

Agilent Enters into Partnership Agreement with Asylum II-133

Tailored Materials Establishes New Manufacturing Facility II-133

INSEQ Inks Agreement with Cheap Tubes II-133

Pacific Fuel Cell Obtains Rights to Carbon Nanotube Membrane Electrode Assembly II-134

Carbon Nanotechnologies Expands Pilot Plant Facility to Produce Double Walled Carbon Nanotubes II-134

Carbon Nanotechnologies Merges with C Sixty II-134

Los Alamos National Laboratory Inks Cooperative Researchand Development Agreement with Carbon Designs II-134

BioSante Signs Agreement with European Pharmaceutical Company II-135

Alltracel Enters into Product Development Venture with ELMARCO II-135

Southern Corporate University Receives Grant from Rosnauka II-135

Nanotechnology based Building Material to Fight Pollution II-135

Advance Nanotech Acquires Stake in Singular ID II-135

Yashnanotech Joint Ventures with Cientifica Ltd. for Nanotechnology II-136

Altair Nanotechnologies Inks an Agreement with Advanced Battery Technologies II 136

Agilent Technologies Purchases Molecular Imaging II-136

15. Product Launches/Developments II-137

Biomet Launches NanoTite Dental Implant II-137

Nano Chemical Systems Launches Nanoilmarine GREEN 2-Cycle Oil II-137

Oakley Introduces Nanowire Polarized Sunglass Range II-137

Physik Instrumente Launches Nanopositioning E-755 Motion Controller II-137

Samsung Fabricates 65 Nano Chip for Digital TV II-138

NanoGram Develops Nanocomposites with Superior Refraction and Transparency II-138

Amsoil Launches Nanofiber-Based Ea Motorcycle Oil Filters II-138

IBM Develops Complete Circuit Around Single Nanotube Molecule II-138

Beyond Skin Science Launches Nanotechnology- Based SkinCare Products II-139

SmalTec Introduces M217-n Micro-EDM/Nano- Grinding Equipment II-139

Lati Launches Compounds with Carbon Nanotubes II-139

Zyvex Corporation Unveils New Product Family II-139

Acrongenomics, Inc., Introduces Nanotechnology-Based Cancer Detection Kit II-140

Nanofilm Introduces Clarity Defender for Automotive Application II-140

Ahwahnee Technology Debuts Carbon Nanotubes Innovation Kit(TM) II-140

16. Focus on Select Players II-141

Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. (US) II-141

Advanced Nano Products Company Limited (South Korea) II-141

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (US) II-141

ApNano Materials (US) II-142

Catalytic Materials, LLC (US) II-142

Chemat Technology Inc. (US) II-142

Dendritic Nanotechnologies, Inc. (US) II-142

eSpin Technologies, Inc. (US) II-143

Genefluidics (US) II-143

Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc. (US) II-143

Hybrid Plastics (US) II-144

ILJIN Nanotech Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-144

Integran Technologies, Inc. (Canada) II-144

Insert Therapeutics Inc. (US) II-144

Invitrogen Corporation (US) II-145

Nanocyl S.A. (Belgium) II-145

Nanogen, Inc. (US) II-146

NanoGram Corporation (US) II-146

Nanomaterials Laboratory (Japan) II-147

Nanoledge (France) II-147

NanoSperse LLC (US) II-148

Nanosys, Inc. (US) II-148

QinetiQ Nanomaterials Ltd. (UK) II-148

Quantumsphere, Inc. (US) II-148

Raymor Industries, Inc. (Canada) II-149

Rogue Valley Microdevices, Inc. (US) II-149

Rosseter Holdings Ltd. (Cyprus) II-149

Shenzhen Nanotech Port Co., Ltd. (China) II-150

SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (US) II-150

Sun Nanotech Co., Ltd. (China) II-150

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC (US) II-151

Unidym, Inc. (US) II-151

Veeco Probes (US) II-151

17. Global Market Perspective II-152 Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Products Incorporating Nanotechnology by End-Use Sector - Chemicals, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Semiconductors & Electronics, Pharma & Healthcare, Food, and Other End-use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for the Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Products Incorporating Nanotechnology by End-Use Sector - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Chemicals, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Semiconductors & Electronics, Pharma & Healthcare, Food, and Other End-use Markets for the Years 2006, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-153


1. United States III-1

Overview and Structure III-1

Current and Future Analysis III-1

Electronics and Communications III-1

CNTs to Enable Better Memory with High Speed and Less Volatility III-2

CNTS to Help CMOS in Size Reduction III-2

Chemicals and Advanced Materials III-2

Transportation III-3

Health and Life Sciences III-3

Trends and Issues III-4

Time- to-Market remains a Central Concern III-4

National Nanotechnology Alliance - Driving the R&D III-5

Leading Universities and Their Contribution to Nano Research III-5

R&D Budgets - Up, Up, and Higher III-6

Table 13: Nanotechnology Market in US (2001-2005): Government Funding for Nanotechnology (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Tools Act as Foundation for Higher Commercial Applications III-7

Early Entrants - A Profile of Company Size and Life Cycle III-7

Table 14: Lifecycle Stage of Nanotech Firms in the US (2001) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

First-Mover Status Doesn't Guarantee an Edge III-8

Patent Profile III-9

Challenges III-9

Application Specific Nanomaterials Development Still Years Away III-9

Less Demand from Semiconductor Segment III-9

Challenges Galore for Start Up Companies in Nano Markets III-9

Carbon Nanotubes Market III-10

Research Institutes and their Involvement in Developing Carbon Nanotubes III-10

Technological Developments III-11

Recent Industry Activity III-14

Product Launches III-22

Select Regional Players - A Review III-25

Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. III-25

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. III-25

ApNano Materials III-26

Catalytic Materials, LLC III-26

Chemat Technology Inc. III-26

Dendritic Nanotechnologies, Inc. III-26

eSpin Technologies, Inc. III-27

Genefluidics III-27

Hybrid Plastics III-27

Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc. III-27

Insert Therapeutics Inc. III-28

Luxtera III-28

Invitrogen Corporation III-28

Nanogen, Inc. III-29

NanoGram Corporation III-29

NanoSperse LLC III-30

Nanosys, Inc. III-30

QuantumSphere, Inc. III-31

Rogue Valley Microdevices, Inc. III-31

SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. III-31

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC III-32

Unidym, Inc. III-32

Veeco Probes III-32

Research Institutions III-33

Ames Research Center III-33

California Institute of Technology III-33

GE Global Research III-33

IBM Research III-33

Johnson Space Center III-34

Motorola Labs III-34

University of California III-35

University of Texas III-35

Nanotechnology-Based Companies in North America - A Historic Review III-36

Table 15: Nanotechnology Market in North America (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Nanotechnology-Based Companies by Type- Large Companies, Subsidiaries/Joint Ventures,Small Companies/Start Ups and Universities/Research Institutes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 16: Nanotechnology Market in US (2004): Percentage Breakdown Depicting Distribution of Nanotechnology Based Companies by State-California, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota, North Carolina, Washington, Maryland, Nevada, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Virginia and Other States (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

2. Japan III-37

Overview III-37

Analysis by End-Use Industry Segments III-37

Electronics and Communications III-37

Chemicals and Advanced Materials III-38

Transportation III-38

Health and Life Sciences III-38

Nanotechnology - A Strategic Pillar in Nation's S&T Plan III-38

Leading Japanese Institutions Involved in Nanotechnology Programs III-39

Japanese Government - Leading the R&D Initiatives III-40

Table 17: Nanotechnology Market in Japan (2001-2005): Government Funding for Nanotechnology (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

New National Programs Drive R&D Effort III-40

Japanese Programs in Nanotechnology III-41

IT/Electronics and Nanostructured Materials - Favored Research Arenas III-41

Alloys - A New Dimension III-41

Nanotechnology Consortium - An Interface for Technology Transfer III-42

Hindrances to Development of Nanotechnology III-42

Recent Industry Activity III-43

Nanomaterials Laboratory - A Leading Player III-45

3. Europe III-46

Overview III-46

European Programs in Nanotechnology III-46

Germany Leads the Way in Europe III-47

Table 18: Nanotech Companies in Europe (2007): Number of Players in Major Regional Markets - Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, and Sweden (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Healthcare and Life Sciences Dominate Europe in Terms of Number of Players III-47

Table 19: Nanotechnology Companies in Europe (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Players by Sector of Operation - Healthcare and Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, ICT, Chemicals, Defense and Security, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Nanoelectronics in Europe - An Overview III-48

Position of European Nanoelectronics Industry III-48

Transformation of Business Models III-48

Transformation of Research Models III-48

Migration of Nanoelectronics Producers III-49

Technological Impediments III-49

Mediocre Functioning of European Research Organizations III-49

Large-Scale Nanoelectronics Research Activities III-49

Split in Research Investments III-50

Inadequacy of Existing Funding Instruments III-50

Historic Review III-50

Table 20: Nanotechnology Market in Europe (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Nanotechnology Based Companies by Type - Small Companies/ Start Ups, Universities/ Research Institutes, Large Companies, and Subsidiaries/ Joint Ventures (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Trends and Issues III-51

European NanoBusiness Association - Powering R&D Effort III-51

Substantial Investments Underline the Regional Governments' Drive III-51

Table 21: Nanotechnology Market in Europe (2001-2005): Government Funding for Nanotechnology (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Commercialization of Products - Separating Hype from Reality III-52

Recent Industry Activity/Product Launches III-53

Select Regional Players / R&D Institutions III-55

Nanocyl S.A. (Belgium) III-55

Nanoledge (France) III-56

Philips Research (The Netherlands) III-56

QinetiQ Nanomaterials Ltd. (UK) III-56

Rosseter Holdings Ltd. (Cyprus) III-57

4. Asia-Pacific III-58

Overview and Structure III-58

Nanotech Companies in Asia-Pacific: China Tops the List III-58 Table 22: Nanotech Companies in Asia-Pacific (2007): Number of Players in Major Regional Markets - China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Taiwan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Nanotech Players in Asia-Pacific by Area of Operation III-59

Table 23: Nanotechnology Companies in Asia-Pacific (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Players by Sector of Operation - Chemicals, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Automotive and Transportation, Consumer Goods, Information Communication Technology (ICT), and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Historic Review III-59

Table 24: Nanotechnology Market in Asia (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Nanotechnology-Based Companies by Type - Universities/ Research Institutes, Small Companies/ Start Ups, Large Companies, and Subsidiaries/ Joint Ventures (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

A Geographic Break-up III-60

Australia - Part of the Tiny Revolution III-60

R&D Initiatives III-61

Nanostructural Analysis Network Organization Leads Research Initiative III-61

Prominent Australian Groups with their Principal Field of Research III-61

Australian Projects in Nanotechnology III-62

The World's First Undergraduate Degree in Nanotechnology III-63

Sydney-based Company Creates World's First Nanometer-Sized Working Device III-63

Challenges for Nanotechnology Development in Australia III-64

Strategies for Overcoming the Challenges III-64

The National Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) and Network III-65

Opportunities III-65

China III-66

Government Takes the R&D Initiative III-66

Chinese Agencies involved in Nanotech III-66

Nation's First Nanometer Technology Industrial Base Set up in Tianjin III-67

Carbon Nanotubes Market III-67

India III-67

Singapore III-68

South Korea III-68

Ministry of Science & Technology Takes Initiative for Nanotech Funding III-68

Information Technology Industry Leads Nanotech R&D Efforts III-68

Carbon Nanotubes Market III-68

Key Areas of Research - Energy, Optics, Textiles and Medical Equipment III-69

Taiwan III-69

Overview III-69

Recent Industry Activity III-69

Product Launches III-73

Select Players / R&D Institutions III-73

Advanced Nano Products Company Limited (South Korea) III-73

ILJIN Nanotech Co., Ltd. (South Korea) III-74

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (South Korea) III-74

Shenzhen Nanotech Port Co., Ltd. (China) III-74

Sun Nanotech Co., Ltd. (China) III-74

5. Rest of World III-75

Leading Regional Markets III-75

Canada III-75

Issues and Trends III-75

Brain Drain - Losing the Best and Brightest III-76

Universities and Government Agencies Involved in Nanoscale Research III-76

Historic Review III-77

Table 25: Nanotechnology Market in Canada (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Nanotechnology-Based Companies by Sector- Material and Processes, Life Science, Semiconductors, Energy and Environment, Tools and Instrument, and Design (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Israel III-77

Areas of Importance III-77

Recent Industry Activity III-78

Product Launches III-78


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