Nanomaterials is a broad term used to describe the "nanocomponents" used tomake, or included as part of, a finished product. For present purposes, the termnanomaterials includes carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, nano-oxides, nanocrystals,and nanopowders, among others. The commercial production of nanotubes andfullerenes is still at an early stage. The production of other nanomaterials, likenanocomposite clays, is slightly more advanced.
In biotechnology, the ability to work at the nano level provides the capacity toprecisely locate diseases and administer drugs. Two fields that may berevolutionised are drug delivery and drug discovery. As with nanomaterials,however, present-day commercial applications are somewhat more basic.
The primary benefit of working at a smaller scale in electronics is more power,greater speed and new applications. In semiconductors, Intel recently announcedthe launch of the Prescott chip, the first true nanochip operating at 90 nm andpromising 4-gigahertz processing speed.Objectives of the study The impact of nanotechnology on their company/industry/community to date
The broad ways in which their company/industry currently uses or does not usenanotechnology
Perceived benefits associated with nanotechnology
Perceived concerns associated with nanotechnology
The potential role of nanotechnology on their company/industry/community in thefuture
The definition of the ICT industryincludes the following components:-
of computer equipment, telecommunications, broadcasting andelectronic equipment, and electric cable and wire-
of computers, business machines, electrical and electronic equipment-
such as data processing, storage and retrieval, computer maintenance and consultancy-