Starting your new Nanotech company

I am fortunate to have been involved in the start up of three Silicon Valley MEMS companies.  Knowing what I know, I would say that today there is an abundance of funding available just looking for a great idea and if there is any merit to the following it would make raising money like shooting fish in a barrel.

I have always been told that the best way for a company to grow is to introduce new products and then more new products.  It is known that when investors look at putting their $$$ into a technology venture they always want to know what will follow the initial product launch.

Today while sorting out “MEMS News” for MNX I read a story “Got a big idea about nanotechnology? The White House wants it”.  It looks like the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is searching for innovation and willing to put up $1.76 billion in 2011.  So there the money lies…now bring on the ideas and then get in touch with MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange (MNX) as they can bring your ideas forward.

It is absolutely a treasure to have an organization with all the tools necessary and willing to build one-off for the advancement of technology.  You really need to know that this is out there for you.

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Funding + Idea + Engineering + Prototype Fabrication = New Product

I have always been told that the best way for a company to grow is to introduce new products and then more new products.  It is known that when investors look at putting their $$$ into a technology venture they always want to know what will follow the initial product launch.

Today while sorting out “MEMS News” for MNX I read a story “Got a big idea about nanotechnology? The White House wants it”.  It looks like the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is searching for innovation and willing to put up $1.76 billion in 2011.  So there the money lies…now bring on the ideas and then get in touch with MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange (MNX) as they can bring your ideas forward.

It is absolutely a treasure to have an organization with all the tools necessary and willing to build one-off for the advancement of technology.  You really need to know that this is out there for you.

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MEMS – Startups are they working?

MEMS – IPO’s are a sign of good health!

Posting MEMS News for MNX allows me to see the world of MEMS and the changes that take place daily –  A few days past I was pleased to read and post the article in EE Times written by Mark LePedus “Gyro vendor InvenSense files IPO”.  If this is a sign of good things are in store for MEMS start-up companies, then let’s hope that SiTime and others will follow this trend.

I have know Steve Nasiri since he joined our team at NovaSensor, I believe in the late eighties and can say that Steve is very creative.  He knows how to generate business!  I am sure that the competitors mentioned in the registration statement on Form S-1 (ADI, Bosch, Epson, Freescale, Kionix, Murata, Panasonic, Sony and ST Micro) have often wondered how InvenSense could offer their “MotionProcessing solutions” at such a low cost.  For them they must cringe and find ways to convince customers that price is not the most important factor when providing for the mass markets.

At the same time the benefactors of this business model…the companies that actually fabricate and provide all of the needed support to ship these wonderful MEMS devices must enjoy the additional business it brings.  Lets not forget the end-users of Nitendo who have no idea about MEMS but must think… how does this work?…as they wheel and spin the MEMS devices in their Wii Motion Plus accessory.  It is all great for us MEMS folks and as they say…let the games continue with the successful IPO for Steve and others to come!!

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MEMS – Good things to note!

Posting MEMS News for MNX allows me to see the world of MEMS and the changes that take place daily – Yesterday I was pleased to read and post the article in EE Times written by Mark LePedus “Gyro vendor InvenSense files IPO”.  If this is a sign of good things are in store for MEMS start-up companies, then let’s hope that SiTime and others will follow this trend.

I have know Steve Nasiri since he joined our team at NovaSensor, I believe in the late eighties and can say that Steve is very creative.  He knows how to generate business!  I am sure that the competitors mentioned in the registration statement on Form S-1 (ADI, Bosch, Epson, Freescale, Kionix, Murata, Panasonic, Sony and ST Micro) have often wondered how InvenSense could offer their “MotionProcessing solutions” at such a low cost.  For them they must cringe and find ways to convince customers that price is not the most important factor when providing for the mass markets.

At the same time the benefactors of this business model…the companies that actually fabricate and provide all of the needed support to ship these wonderful MEMS devices must enjoy the additional business it brings.  Lets not forget the end-users of Nitendo who have no idea about MEMS but must think… how does this work?…as they wheel and spin the MEMS devices in their Wii Motion Plus accessory.  It is all great for us MEMS folks and as they say…let the games continue!!

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FTIR Spectroscopy: Picking up Steam in Nontraditional Markets

One of the most exciting scientific advances in this regard are MEMS (microelectromechanical systems), which enable rugged, low-cost handheld devices.

yesterday Lab Manager Magazine – MEMS technology

MEMS business

Building a Real World Web with smart dust

As the small wireless microelectromechanical sensors (MEMS) measure light, vibrations, and temperature, the intimate details about the environment will

today SmartPlanet.com (blog) – MEMS business

Shipments of handset motion sensors to rise fivefold by 2014, says iSuppli

“Shipments of compasses for cell phones exploded in the second half of 2009,” said Jeremie Bouchaud, director and principal analyst, Microelectromechanical

today Digitimes – MEMS business

Micro- and nanotechnologies in the spotlight: expert discussion at the 16th …

The event was initiated in 1995 by the Micromachine Center in Japan. This year, about 100 delegates from some 20 nations held a meeting about „AAL-Ambient

today Nanowerk LLC – MEMS business

Baolab creates nanoscale MEMS inside the CMOS wafer …

Uses standard CMOS technologies and lines to slash MEMS costs by up to two thirds.

neondrum yesterday – MEMS business

Nanotechnology

Gallery: Paper, bottled solar cells lead new MIT research center

Using nanoscale materials means that solar cells can be deposited onto a wide range of substrates, including flexible plastic and metal foils.

yesterday ZDNet – Nanotechnology

Nanotech business

Nanoscale Three-Dimensional Patterning of Molecular Resists by Scanning Probes

David Pires, 1 James L. Hedrick, 2 Anuja De Silva, 3 Jane Frommer, 2 Bernd Gotsmann, 1 Heiko Wolf, 1 Michel Despont, 1 Urs Duerig, 1 Armin W. Knoll 1 ,* For

yesterday Science Magazine (subscription) – Nanotech business

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