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Russian Silicon Valley chief wants foreign manager for project

The coordinator of a project to build a high-tech research and production hub in Russia similar to the U.S. Silicon Valley could select a foreigner as manager, the media reported on Wednesday.

RUSNANO to Finance Production of Detectors Based on Labeled Neutrons

This project to produce equipment capable of detecting explosives and narcotics for security systems recently won approval by the Supervisory Council of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. The project will have a total budget of 462 million rubles. RUSNANO will invest 155 million rubles in the equity of the project company. Co-investors will finance the balance. The applicant, company-developer DViN, will contribute its intellectual property. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research will provide the scientific base for the project.

Rusnano looks to Asia for investment

Rusnano is looking for joint investment opportunities with Asian nanotechnology firms.

JSC SITRONICS signed a three-party agreement to license 90 nanometre production technology

JSC SITRONICS (“SITRONICS” or “The Company”) (LSE: SITR), a leading provider of telecommunications, information technology and microelectronic solutions in Russia and the CIS, today announced that it signed a three-party agreement with RUSNANO and STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, for licensing ST manufacturing technology for 90 nanometre integrated circuits.

Scientific glasnost

Russia's scientific reputation will continue to dwindle unless it embraces international research.

Putin takes charge of technology and innovation commission

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has taken charge of a government technology and innovation commission designed to boost the country's modernization, according to a resolution posted on the government's web site on Wednesday.

Russian scientists demonstrate precision modification of nanotopography of polymer surface with ultraviolet radiation

In the Institute of Physical Problems, a method has been developed and successfully tested which is capable of smoothing asperities of poly(methyl methacrylate) surface in nanometre or subnanometre scales by means of 124 nm wavelength vacuum ultraviolet (VUV. Today, the polymer called poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), also commonly known as organic glass or Plexiglass, is widely applied in various fields of science and engineering.

Vyborgskaya Cellulose and Ekman collaborate on the world's largest wood pellet plant

Vyborgskaya Cellulose is building the world's largest wood pellet plant at its facility in Russia near the border with Finland.

Production capacity will be over 900,000 tons per year. Construction of the plant is underway and production is planned to start in the third quarter of this year.

Vyborgskaya Cellulose has appointed Ekman & Co to be its exclusive sales agent.

Putin allocates $37 million to build supercomputers in Russia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has allocated 1.1 billion rubles ($37 million) to develop supercomputer technologies in Russia.

The Russian government boosted funding for supercomputer researches after 2000.

Supercomputers perform mainly highly calculation-intensive tasks and used in areas like quantum physics and climate researches. Their speed is measured in FLOPS (FLoating Point Operations Per Second), most commonly used with a tera- prefix.

In 2004 Russia launched its fastest supercomputer, Lomonosov, in the Moscow State University's Research Computing Center.

RUSNANO to Invest in Production of Substrates and Panels for LED Assembly

The Supervisory Council of RUSNANO has authorized financing for a project titled Establishment of Production of Panels with High Thermal Conductivity for Assembly of Bright Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Technology for Obtaining a Nanoporous Layer of Al2O3 on the Aluminum Wafer through Anodization. The project company will produce multilayered panels for LED assembly. It will produce, as well, substrates and panels for assembling microprocessors, transistors, and other semiconducting devises, both multi- and single-layer.

Production of Scanning Probe Microscopes Gets Boost from RUSNANO

The Supervisory Council of RUSNANO has approved the corporation’s participation in a project to widen production of measuring-analytical equipment for nanotechnology in material sciences, biology, and medicine. The project will bring existing production of scanning probe microscopes and atomic scales at Advanced Technologies Center, project initiator, to a new level of high-tech sophistication. The total budget for the project is 387 million rubles. RUSNANO will invest 140 million rubles in the project company.

RUSNANO to Invest in Production of Substrates and Panels for LED Assembly

The Supervisory Council of RUSNANO has authorized financing for a project titled Establishment of Production of Panels with High Thermal Conductivity for Assembly of Bright Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Technology for Obtaining a Nanoporous Layer of Al2O3 on the Aluminum Wafer through Anodization. The project company will produce multilayered panels for LED assembly. It will produce, as well, substrates and panels for assembling microprocessors, transistors, and other semiconducting devises, both multi- and single-layer.

Element 112 officially named 'Copernicium'

The chemical element with the atomic number 112 has been officially registered under the permanent name «Copernicium,» a leading scientist said on Friday.

RUSNANO takes part in a project to expand a paving asphalt modifier

The Supervisory Council of RUSNANO approved the project for reconstruction and expansion of production of a paving asphalt modifier Unirem, developed and manufactured by Novy Kauchuk. This modifier provides 30% increase in durability of pavements.

RUSNANO Supports Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing for Age-Related Illnesses

This project of manufacturing innovative drugs combating age-related diseases is based on the pioneering work by V.P. Skulachev, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the A.N. Belozersky Research Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology The project has recently won approval from the Supervisory Council of RUSNANO. Dr. Skulachev’s work is commonly known as the Skulachev ions (SkQ). The budget for the project will not exceed 1.83 billion rubles. RUSNANO will invest up to 710 million rubles.