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Photonics.com
Jul 2003
MRG Inc. has released a new market research study, "Molecular Modeling for Nanotechnology: Technologies, Applications & Market Outlook," which analyzes the core technologies, applications and advantages of molecular modeling for nanotechnology. It includes international trends, issues and comparisons of key government activities in France, the UK, Japan and the US and profiles 14 major molecular modeling software companies and 19 representative users/customers. The company says molecular modeling has become an important tool in nanoscale R&D in a variety of industries, including commodity and specialty chemicals; fuels, polymers, glass and structured materials; electronic and photonic materials; industrial gasses; personal care and food products; computer software and hardware; and agricultural chemicals. For more information, visit: www.mrgco.com    . . .    Sensys Development Laboratories Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Essex Corp., has been awarded a five-year contract by the General Services Administration for information technology services, including systems engineering, signal intelligence engineering, software engineering and programming for federal, state and local government.    . . .    Veeco Instruments Inc. announced the first sale of its Wyko MEMS8500 automated optical profiler for high-volume production measurement of micromanufactured components on 200-mm (8-inch) wafers. The approximately $1 million order follows the customer's purchase of a similar system for 6-inch wafers. The MEMS8500 will be used for inline 3-D surface topography measurement of microelectromechanical systems.


GLOSSARY
molecular modeling
A method of predicting the nonlinear optical effects exhibited by different molecules without synthesizing the molecules themselves.
nanotechnology
The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
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