The Innovation of Precision: To Realize its Promises, Nanotechnology Needs Nano-precision

J. Randall
Zyvex, US

Keywords: nanomaterials, nanoscale device fabrication

Summary:

Improved manufacturing precision has been a driving force for higher performance, more efficient, more reliable, and, in the long run, lower cost products. While the semiconductor industry understands this very well, its push for manufacturing precision is in a very restrictive manufacturing arena where large volumes and limited materials restrict the range of products and applications. There are opportunities for exciting nanotechnology products and applications that depend on ultra precision manufacturing outside of the semiconductor fab. Zyvex Labs is developing manufacturing technology that is following the time honored path of incremental improvement in precision and at the same time taking the radical step to absolute precision.