Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy
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Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy

Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
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Release Date: June, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 538
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-006-7
ISBN13: 9781616920067|ISBN10: 1616920068|EISBN13: 9781616920074
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Modern technology has positioned us in the midst of a new revolution. Together, nanotechnology and microelectronics are the engines of modern commerce, and are directly or indirectly enabling numerous innovative global changes. Whenever there is advancement in their performances, a dawn emerges in the global economy bringing improvements in all areas of human endeavors.

Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy provides comprehensive research and case studies on the issues surrounding technology transfer and diffusion, trends and developments, and economics and policies as they relate to these technologies. This book serves as a resource for academics, students, policy-makers and professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of nanotechnology and microelectronics.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging diffusion paradigm on nanotechnology and microelectronics
  • Environment and climate issues on diffusion of these technologies
  • Global transfer, adoption and diffusion of nanotechnology and microelectronics
  • Infrastructures (education, research and industry) as they relate to these technologies
  • Legislative frameworks and legal issues on these technological diffusion
  • Nanotechnology and microelectronics: impacts, trends, benefits, relevance and policies
  • Roles and national technology policies as they pertain to adoption and diffusion
  • Sustainability of programs in developing and emerging nations
  • Technology clusters and incubation centers
  • Virtual education, collaboration and technology flow from developed nations
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This publication has been indexed in the Book Citation Index Humanities and Social Sciences Edition and the Book Citation Index Science Edition.

"The chapters in this book provide voices from the North and South of the world. They provide discussion of the significance of technological innovation in developing countries and the connection to economic development. There are significant trends emerging in the North; the South must position itself in such a way as to take advantage of such development and growth. Nanotechnology must be approached with a thorough knowledge of the ethics that must accompany expansion and adaption on a global basis. Technology transfer is an important aspect of this book and it is here that it must be stressed that building a true partnership between the North and South is necessary to have a successful transfer of technology and knowledge in order to have a sustained nanotechnology in developing countries."

– Valentine U. James

The world is one; there are challenges that we tackle more efficiently and effectively together. For this, we need to create a common and level playing field and share fundamental knowledge and best practices. This book will surely help.

– Renzo Tomellini
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Ndubuisi Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees, including a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and MBA from University of Calabar, Nigeria. During this MBA and Doctor of Management program, he specialized on Technology Management and Competitiveness. He founded Ultinet Systems - telephony and IT firm- and later joined Diamond Bank, Lagos where he last held the title of Banking Executive. He is the founder of the US based non-profit African Institution of Technology. Author of two books on microelectronics and electrochemistry, he co-invented a microchip used in robotics. He has organized more than thirty five seminars and workshops on technology design, innovation and diffusion across the world. Dr Ekekwe currently works in the US semiconductor industry. Well published, featured in Marquis Who’s Who in America (2010 ed), and an invitee to major meetings like World Economic Forum and African Union congress, he has lectured (adjunct) in three African universities. He served in the United States National Science Foundation ERC/CISST E&D committee for four years. A TED fellow, he graduated top of his class with BEng in electrical and electronics engineering (Aug. 1998) from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
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