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[May 21, 2004]

Nanotechnology: Jobs, Money, Products and the Environment, a SofTECH Event

--(Business Wire)--

Experts in the emerging business of nanotechnology will gather in San Rafael, CA, on May 26 to participate in a panel, "Jobs, Money, Products and the Environment," organized by SofTECH, the not-for-profit North Bay Software and Information Technology Association. The panelists will focus on job and financial opportunities, new products and the promise of cleaner energy and air.

Nanotechnology is the controlled manipulation of matter at an atomic or molecular scale. It is currently enabling new and promising industries to develop in electronics, life sciences, materials, manufacturing, photonics, tools and software/IT (such as nanoinformatics). These new industries will impact academia and the technical and professional education and training organizations that must create the necessary workforces. The panelists will outline current and future business prospects and discuss the substantial opportunities that lie ahead for the information technology industry. -0- *T The Moderator -- Bo Varga, Executive Director, Nanotechnology Special Interest Group (NanoSIG) Managing Director, Silicon Valley Nano Ventures. The Panelists -- Bill Rus, President, Venture Analytics, will provide "a follow the money perspective" on the opportunities; -- Charles Ostman, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Futures, will give an overview of the future of nanotechnology; -- Stephen Nett, Chairman and CEO of Quantum Polymer Technologies, will discuss current nanoelectronics applications; -- Michael Pak, CEO of Nanostellar, will present on the impact of nano catalysts on enabling clean energy and air. Where: Autodesk, Inc. 111 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA When: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 6:30-7:15 Registration/Networking 7:15-8:15 Introductions and Panel Discussion 8:15-8:45 Audience Q&A Why: This event is SofTECH's monthly General Meeting. All meetings are open to the public. How: Registration is at the door. Cost: Free SofTECH members; $15 Non-members; $10 Institutional/Student Directions: Posted at www.softech.org. There is ample parking in Autodesk parking lot. *T

About SofTECH

SofTECH, the North Bay Software and Information Technology Association, is a non-profit trade organization committed to fostering communication and cooperation for business and technology professionals in Northern California's Marin and Sonoma counties. Its goal is to identify and showcase technology leaders and support the technology user community. SofTECH develops programs, evangelizes community leaders, and provides meaningful networking opportunities for its members.

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