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Date: Tue Jan 22 23:41:09 2008
Subject: 09.08.10 Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable energy

Informational (electronics and photonics) and renewable energy (solar systems, 
fuel cells and batteries) technologies have reached a new stage in their 
development  engineering limits in cost effective improvement of current technological 
approaches. The latest miniaturization of electronic devices is approaching atomic 
dimensions, interconnect bottlenecks are limiting circuit speeds, new materials are 
being introduced into microelectronics manufacture at an unprecedented rate, and alternative 
technologies to mainstream CMOS are being considered. The low cost of natural energy 
sources and ignorance of the limits and environmental impact from use of natural carbon 
based fuels have been long standing economic barriers to the development of alternative 
and more efficient solar systems, fuel cells and batteries. Nanotechnology is widely 
accepted as a source of potential solutions in securing future progress in information and 
energy technologies. 

The first three meetings in the series of Nano & Giga Challenges conferences, NGCM2002 in 
Moscow, NGCM2004 in Krakow, and NGC2007 in Phoenix, were focused on the challenges of 
interdisciplinary research in electronics and photonics from the fundamentals of materials 
science to the development of new system architectures. Our next forum, hosted by McMaster 
University, expands its topics to renewable energy research and development. We believe that 
expertise exchange and transfer between electronics, photonics and renewable energy R & D 
will help in addressing challenges and finding breakthrough solutions in both areas vital for 
the progress of the human society  information and energy technologies. Our next meeting will 
be held as a joint event with 14th Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference. 

The NGC2009 & CSTC2009 forum in Canada invites academic and industrial researchers to present 
tutorial, expository and original research papers dedicated to solving scientific and 
technological problems in electronics, photonics and renewable energy such as atomic scale 
materials design, bio- and molecular electronics, high frequency electronics, fabrication of 
nanodevices; magnetic materials and spintronics; materials and processes for integrated and 
subwave optoelectronics, nanoCMOS, new materials for FETs and other devices, nanoelectronics 
system architecture, nano optics and lasers, non-silicon materials and devices, quantum effects 
in devices, nano science and technology applications in development of novel solar energy devices, 
and fuel cells and batteries. We also invite inventors, entrepreneurs and business leaders to 
explore the unique opportunity provided by our interdisciplinary forum for technical due diligence 
and potential commercialization of emerging new technologies. Sponsors and exhibitors are welcome 
and will be supported by the organizers in their needs for networking and marketing of their 
products and organizations.
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