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For immediate release: November 22, 2010

Dallas Fed Conference Examines Economic Impact of Nanoelectronics

The impact of nanoelectronics on the U.S. and Texas economies is the focus of an upcoming conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, in cooperation with the Semiconductor Industry Association.

“Sizing Up Nanotechnology: The Economic Impact of Nanoelectronics” will be held 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Dec. 3 at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus of the University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Road.

Participants can register to attend the conference at
George Scalise, president emeritus of the Semiconductor Industry Association, will deliver the keynote address, “Choosing to Compete in Nanoelectronics.”

Other speakers will include Anthony Tether, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Bart van Ark of The Conference Board; Sanjay Banerjee of the Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas; and Thomas W. Kenny of Stanford University.

Additional information about the conference and a list of confirmed speakers can be found on the Dallas Fed web site:


Media contact:
Alexander Johnson
Phone: (214) 922-5288