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August 17, 2007 - In partnership with Foresight Nanotech Institute and with support of Battelle, SME will host Productive Nanosystems Conference at the DoubleTree Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Program committee has brought together speakers representing industry, government, and academia from around the world. Highlight of conference will be a panel discussion focused on applications of productive nanosystems with representatives from U.S. Army Board on Strategy and Science, IBM, and Motorola.

Nanotechnology Leaders Take the Stage October 9-10 in Arlington, VA

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Press release date: July 19, 2007

Productive Nanosystems Conference Unveils Technology Roadmap

DEARBORN, Mich., July 19, 2007 - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), in partnership with Foresight Nanotech Institute and with the support of Battelle, announces the conference agenda for the Productive Nanosystems Conference, which will take place October 9-10, 2007 at the DoubleTree Crystal City in Arlington, VA.

Led by co-chairs Alex Kawczak, Battelle, and Jim Von Ehr, Zyvex Group, the program committee has brought together an outstanding agenda of speakers representing industry, government and academia from around the world. A highlight of the conference will be a panel discussion focused on applications of productive nanosystems with representatives from the U.S. Army Board on Strategy & Science, IBM, and Motorola.

The event is supported by leading organizations dedicated to technology including: Litmus Nanotechnology, NanoInk, Nanorex, AVS, California NanoSystems Institute, Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Purdue University, Center on Nanotechnology & Society, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, Colorado Nanotechnology Alliance, Electric Power Research Institute, IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council, Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University, MEMS Industry Group, Michigan Small Tech Association, National Center for Manufacturing Science, Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute, PDMC Motorsports at Oakland University, SEMI, SPIE, A to Z of Nanotechnology, EurekAlert!, Manufacturing Engineering, NanoNow, Nanotechnology Law & Business, NanoTechnology Now,, NanoWerk, Small Times and TinyTechJobs.

For additional information and registration, please visit

About Foresight Nanotech Institute: Foresight Nanotech Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on nanotechnology. Founded in 1986, its mission is to ensure the beneficial implementation of nanotechnology. Focusing on the six Foresight Nanotechnology Challenges, Foresight provides balanced, accurate and timely information to help society understand nanotechnology through publications, public policy activities, roadmaps, prizes, and conferences.

About SME: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2007, has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide.

About Battelle: Battelle is the world's largest non-profit independent research and development organization, with 20,000 employees in more than 120 locations worldwide, including five national laboratories Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle conducts $3.8 billion in R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management, and technology commercialization. Battelle provides innovative solutions to some of the world's most important problems including global climate change, sustainable energy technologies, high performance materials, next generation healthcare diagnostics and therapeutics, and advanced security solutions for people, infrastructure, and the nation. Battelle has a long history of developing successful commercial products in collaboration with its clients, ranging from products to fight diabetes, cancer, and heart disease to the development of the office copier machine (Xerox). As a non-profit charitable trust with an eye toward the future, Battelle actively supports and promotes science and math education.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact SME Public Relations by phone (313) 271-1500, e-mail, or Fax: (313) 425-3403
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