Presentation for Industrieele Groote Club
Qeam BV (Erik
Knol) gave a presentation for members of the
1. It is essential to position the role of information and communication technology in a historical context (see: Beniger, 1986). The current electronics industry facilitates the information society.
2. The current focus within the electronics industry is on top-down miniaturization of devices and structures on integrated circuits (computer chips like Intel Pentium processors). Moore's Law shows the trend, but there are physical limitations to further downsize structures via existing top-down technologies.
3. New 'small-scale' technologies could support the current miniaturization process. Not only from a top-down approach, but also from a bottom-up approach. This means looking for mechanisms to construct transistors or memory functions via for example organic molecules.
4. The electronics industry looks for possibilities to embrace 'small-scale technologies' in their design and production methods. Especially small start-ups have the dynamics to revolutionize the design and fabrication of next generation integrated circuits based on bottom-up technologies.
Reactions from the audience
has even managed to interest - and to enthuse - the members of the 'Industrieele
Groote Club' for nanotechnology; an achievement! On the basis of
thorough research and a powerful presentation."
impressed by the presentation. Erik explained a complex subject in a
thought-provoking way, without over-simplification. In fact it is a
knife-edge between making technology incomprehensible and turning it all
into Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Science. He picked just the right
level of detail."
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