Already home to industry leaders in test and measurement, printing, semiconductor, and display technologies, it is no exaggeration to say that Oregon’s “Silicon Forest” is a world leader in industrial microtechnology R&D. Now, Oregon’s business and policy communities are working to add nanotechnology to the region’s industrial mix.
We’re talking about atomic dimensions. The ability to directly manipulate atoms and molecules, to someday manufacture products beyond our wildest imagination.
With advanced R&D and manufacturing infrastructures in place, Oregon is an ideal location for collaboration between the high tech industry and research institutions to take on challenges of such “small proportions.”
ONAMI (Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute) is a collaboration between leading Oregon educational institutions, federal research institutions, and major industrial players. ONAMI is working to advance applied nano and micro technologies in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the first products we might see soon from their efforts include, greatly enhanced performance in semiconductors, small power sources, distributed sensors, portable electronic devices, medical diagnostics, and drug delivery systems to name a few.
What incredible products do you predict will come from this effort? We’d love to hear from our readers on this subject.