Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Companies create research centre and laboratory for nano-technologies
Posted on 31-Mar-2004 07:55. | Tags Filed under: News.



CEA, STMicroelectronics and the R&D center of France Telecom announced the creation in Grenoble of a joint multidisciplinary laboratory that will study new consumer products and services based on advances in micro and nano-technologies. Called Minatec Ideas Laboratory, it encompasses all aspects of development from the initial conception to evaluation of consumer interest.

The new institution focuses on physical devices with embedded software that communicate with each other and interact with their environment. Already applied in mobile phones and portable computers, this technology is now moving into new applications in medicine, automobiles, clothing, leisure and household appliances.

The approach of the new laboratory, called "use-oriented design," is based on creativity sessions looking for new application ideas, on building operational prototypes and carrying out tests with users. It enables potential manufacturers to have the assurance that the proposed applications are worthwhile at a very early stage.

The companies behind the Minatec Ideas Laboratory say they're using a wide range of skills: electronics, biology, energy researchers join specialists in sociology, anthropology, ergonomics, marketing and other sciences.


More information: http://www.minatec.com/ideaslaboratory...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Good riddance to Obama and his drones. Pakistani villagers will be saying the same.
Created by amiga500, last reply by Dratsab on 22-Jan-2017 10:01 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Dratsab on 22-Jan-2017 10:32 (1839 replies)
Pages... 121 122 123


Xtra email no longer receives on Outlook 2003 / Outlook 2011 for MAC
Created by lNomNoml, last reply by hio77 on 21-Jan-2017 22:59 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Lost Mp3 collection, how to rebuild on the cheap (legally)?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by kickintheeye on 18-Jan-2017 23:05 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


New Ford Mustang or Holden Commodore or alternatives
Created by MikeB4, last reply by driller2000 on 21-Jan-2017 12:39 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


$1160 for a car battery??!!
Created by jonathan18, last reply by jonathan18 on 22-Jan-2017 09:19 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Upsize my American houses to McMansion value deal.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 18-Jan-2017 15:48 (14 replies)

Spec check on laptop for GoPro editing please
Created by martyyn, last reply by richms on 20-Jan-2017 17:23 (13 replies)