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Old November 30 2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Nanotechnology... $2 trillion business by 2014

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Old November 30 2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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The current stock price of their featured company is a buck twenty. Lots of growth potential there!
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Old November 30 2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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This is a hype page for a company called "Nano Labs Corps". Fifteen minutes worth of research reveals that this company is actually the former Colorado Ceramic Tile Inc, a relatively unsuccessful small business that installed, among other things, high-end ceramic bathroom tiles. The company went out of business in March and reorganized itself into "Nano Lab Corps" with about $20 thousand in asset and at the time about $240 thousand in liabilities. According to their most recent SEC filings, the company presently has no assets to speak of and is about $180 thousand in debt.

Calorado Ceramic Tile Inc. had six employees. Nanolab Corps has two: Bernardo Camacho Chavarria and a Mexican chemist named Victor Manuel Castaño. It's unclear whether or not either of them are actually equipped to make any sort of revolutionary gains in the field of nanotechnology (Castaño certainly has the background for it), but considering the hype page and the character of their press releases, it seems evident that they've given up trying to get attention from regular investors and are now trolling the sci-tech mailing lists trying to get money from highly excitable types like yourself.

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Old November 30 2012, 09:05 AM   #4
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This is a hype page for a company called "Nano Labs Corps". Fifteen minutes worth of research reveals that this company is actually the former Colorado Ceramic Tile Inc, a relatively unsuccessful small business that installed, among other things, high-end ceramic bathroom tiles. The company went out of business in March and reorganized itself into "Nano Lab Corps" with about $20 thousand in asset and at the time about $240 thousand in liabilities. According to their most recent SEC filings, the company presently has no assets to speak of and is about $180 thousand in debt.

Calorado Ceramic Tile Inc. had six employees. Nanolab Corps has two: Bernardo Camacho Chavarria and a Mexican chemist named Victor Manuel Castaño. It's unclear whether or not either of them are actually equipped to make any sort of revolutionary gains in the field of nanotechnology (Castaño certainly has the background for it), but considering the hype page and the character of their press releases, it seems evident that they've given up trying to get attention from regular investors and are now trolling the sci-tech mailing lists trying to get money from highly excitable types like yourself.

Calm down, RAMA.

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It's probably a meth lab.
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Old November 30 2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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This is a hype page for a company called "Nano Labs Corps". Fifteen minutes worth of research reveals that this company is actually the former Colorado Ceramic Tile Inc, a relatively unsuccessful small business that installed, among other things, high-end ceramic bathroom tiles. The company went out of business in March and reorganized itself into "Nano Lab Corps" with about $20 thousand in asset and at the time about $240 thousand in liabilities. According to their most recent SEC filings, the company presently has no assets to speak of and is about $180 thousand in debt.

Calorado Ceramic Tile Inc. had six employees. Nanolab Corps has two: Bernardo Camacho Chavarria and a Mexican chemist named Victor Manuel Castaño. It's unclear whether or not either of them are actually equipped to make any sort of revolutionary gains in the field of nanotechnology (Castaño certainly has the background for it), but considering the hype page and the character of their press releases, it seems evident that they've given up trying to get attention from regular investors and are now trolling the sci-tech mailing lists trying to get money from highly excitable types like yourself.

Calm down, RAMA.

That is all.
It's probably a meth lab.
I doubt it. Meth labs generate profit.
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Old November 30 2012, 10:33 AM   #6
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But what if you moved the meth inside ceramic tiles!
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Old November 30 2012, 12:20 PM   #7
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NanoMeth! It's all in front of you like a wheelbarrow, son.
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Old November 30 2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=1792.php

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Old December 12 2012, 01:08 AM   #9
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This is a hype page for a company called "Nano Labs Corps". Fifteen minutes worth of research reveals that this company is actually the former Colorado Ceramic Tile Inc, a relatively unsuccessful small business that installed, among other things, high-end ceramic bathroom tiles. The company went out of business in March and reorganized itself into "Nano Lab Corps" with about $20 thousand in asset and at the time about $240 thousand in liabilities. According to their most recent SEC filings, the company presently has no assets to speak of and is about $180 thousand in debt.

Calorado Ceramic Tile Inc. had six employees. Nanolab Corps has two: Bernardo Camacho Chavarria and a Mexican chemist named Victor Manuel Castaño. It's unclear whether or not either of them are actually equipped to make any sort of revolutionary gains in the field of nanotechnology (Castaño certainly has the background for it), but considering the hype page and the character of their press releases, it seems evident that they've given up trying to get attention from regular investors and are now trolling the sci-tech mailing lists trying to get money from highly excitable types like yourself.

Calm down, RAMA.

That is all.

It's an investment page for a very real growing industry, and yes of course it's hyping the industry, all the major players, the large companies they point out, and technoindustrialists would all be banking on the nanotechnology industry's growth. However, this isnt the first page I've linked to describing the revenues of the industry, or the expansion of it.
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Old December 12 2012, 02:08 AM   #10
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An out of date page?? That's all?

Run a google search on the US government reports on nanotech, the National Science Foundation, etc and you'll see where that page is wrong...one serious indicator of development is the funding for R&D, that number is well above the revenue figure and was growing at 25% till 2008 before the WW recession. It is still over 18%. Total research dollars since 2000" $65 billion. Over $15 billion a year.

Estimates of corportate research: www.nano.gov/sites/default/files/dsti_stp_nano201215.pdf

The total VALUE of products incorporating nanotech is actually much higher than the revenue total. Here are some snippets:

National Science Foundation

https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/nano/

A market assessement of nanotech sector by BCC research, a market forecasting company:

http://www.bccresearch.com/report/na...t-nan031d.html

While the definitions and metrics of the growing industry are debated, they conservatively set the value of the market at $15.7 billion in 2010, though other sources value it over $1 trillion already.

Update 2012:

http://www.bccresearch.com/report/na...s-nan031e.html


More market research: Nanophotonics market worth $37.6 billion by 2014.

http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=33935

For other nanotech related info:

http://www.nanotech-now.com/introduction.htm
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It's an investment page for a very real growing industry
No it isn't, RAMA. It's not even a real investment page. It's an elaborate advertisement for a specific company that doesn't actually do anything.

and yes of course it's hyping the industry, all the major players, the large companies they point out
Company. Singular. The entire web page is devoted to hyping CTLE by alluding to a purported boom in the nanotech industry as if CTLE will have anything whatsoever to do with that industry (so far it hasn't, and nothing on this page or on their own website gives any reason to believe they WILL).

However, this isnt the first page I've linked to describing the revenues of the industry, or the expansion of it.
Good, because this page does NEITHER of those things and is, in fact, an advertisement.
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An out of date page?? That's all?

Run a google search on the US government reports on nanotech, the National Science Foundation, etc and you'll see where that page is wrong...one serious indicator of development is the funding for R&D, that number is well above the revenue figure and was growing at 25% till 2008 before the WW recession. It is still over 18%. Total research dollars since 2000" $65 billion. Over $15 billion a year.
Which doesn't change the two fundamental objections raised in the article: 1) that various things are described under the umbrella of "nanotechnology" that are really just rebranding of other fields for hype purposes (e.g. materials science or biomedical research) and 2) that the projections include the value of things that are otherwise totally unrelated to nanotechnology -- prescription drug costs, in this example -- as if they are part of the industry as well.

In other words, it's a bit like looking at the auto industry and then including magazines (because they have ads for cars and car parts) television (because it has car commercials) movies (because there are often cars in them) ships (because they sometimes transport cars), roads (because cars drive on them) and every fast food restaurant in America (because they have drive-thru windows).

Since even a cursory examination of the data behind those claims reveals them for what they are, the only reason people continue to do this is with the intention of attracting easy investment capital from gullible dolts who don't know the first thing about smart investing.

This is exactly the sort of thing that goes on alot with IT startups, who are able to dazzle would-be investors with a lot of hype and buzzwords that mostly mask the fact that they don't have a viable business model, don't have a steady cash flow and generally don't know what the fuck they're doing. "We're an online retailer, just like Amazon! You should totally invest in us because Amazon makes billions of dollars doing retail online!" When they burn through all that initial capital and then seek further investment from experienced investors like Cisco Systems or Microsoft, they're left twisting in the wind and end up in bankruptcy.

Incase you don't get the analogy, it's this: "Our company has Nanotech in the name! Nanotech is a trillion dollar industry! You should totally invest in us because nanotech companies make trillions of dollars!"

More market research: Nanophotonics market worth $37.6 billion by 2014.

http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=33935
You do realize this is a press release FROM Nanophotonics, right?

RAMA, do you really not understand the difference between advertisement and research? Or do you honestly believe the most interesting man in the world really drinks Dos Equis?
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Old December 27 2012, 02:38 PM   #13
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An out of date page?? That's all?

Run a google search on the US government reports on nanotech, the National Science Foundation, etc and you'll see where that page is wrong...one serious indicator of development is the funding for R&D, that number is well above the revenue figure and was growing at 25% till 2008 before the WW recession. It is still over 18%. Total research dollars since 2000" $65 billion. Over $15 billion a year.
Which doesn't change the two fundamental objections raised in the article: 1) that various things are described under the umbrella of "nanotechnology" that are really just rebranding of other fields for hype purposes (e.g. materials science or biomedical research) and 2) that the projections include the value of things that are otherwise totally unrelated to nanotechnology -- prescription drug costs, in this example -- as if they are part of the industry as well.

In other words, it's a bit like looking at the auto industry and then including magazines (because they have ads for cars and car parts) television (because it has car commercials) movies (because there are often cars in them) ships (because they sometimes transport cars), roads (because cars drive on them) and every fast food restaurant in America (because they have drive-thru windows).

Since even a cursory examination of the data behind those claims reveals them for what they are, the only reason people continue to do this is with the intention of attracting easy investment capital from gullible dolts who don't know the first thing about smart investing.

This is exactly the sort of thing that goes on alot with IT startups, who are able to dazzle would-be investors with a lot of hype and buzzwords that mostly mask the fact that they don't have a viable business model, don't have a steady cash flow and generally don't know what the fuck they're doing. "We're an online retailer, just like Amazon! You should totally invest in us because Amazon makes billions of dollars doing retail online!" When they burn through all that initial capital and then seek further investment from experienced investors like Cisco Systems or Microsoft, they're left twisting in the wind and end up in bankruptcy.

Incase you don't get the analogy, it's this: "Our company has Nanotech in the name! Nanotech is a trillion dollar industry! You should totally invest in us because nanotech companies make trillions of dollars!"

More market research: Nanophotonics market worth $37.6 billion by 2014.

http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=33935
You do realize this is a press release FROM Nanophotonics, right?

RAMA, do you really not understand the difference between advertisement and research? Or do you honestly believe the most interesting man in the world really drinks Dos Equis?
The investment page WAS and advertisement, I never said otherwise...however it collected info for the industry onto one page in promotion of it...I have backed up the numbers before and since so the claims are valid.

Yes, as I said, the total value of products is higher than the revenue, but the point is revenue is very high, and according to actual market research (of which I only named one or two companies in recent posts on the subject) still growing fast. As I also pointed out, while there is still debate in the industry and elsewhere abotu definitions and metrics, there already claims the industry is valued at $1 trillion. The $15-20 billion figure is conservative and does not include total value of all nano products, as is claimed in the op I answered. That number is much higher...from memory, I believe it was in the $60-70 billion range.

There is even a more optimistic assessment...$3.3 trillion business by 2018:

http://www.redorbit.com/news/busines...llion-by-2018/

Global Information Inc along with Global Industry analysts, market research company
http://www.giiresearch.com/report/go...chnology.html:

The significant drop in prices of a broad gamut of nanotechnology based products and materials such as nanoclays and silver-based nano-additives among others will especially help broaden their applications in wide spectrum of industries, thus boosting the market. Today, silver-based nano-additives find increased use in food, clothing and white goods applications. Growing penetration of nanotechnology based products in relatively niche application markets such as cosmetics, sporting goods, textiles, and environment protection also augurs well for the future of this market. Growing number of production facilities, and increasing collaboration among research institutes, universities and private sector players are also helping drive advancements in the industry. Most of the nanotechnology based products are gradually progressing from research laboratories to manufacturing process, which bodes well for the market.



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In order to say nanotech will be a multi-trillion dollar industry in the near future, you require a definition of "nanotechnology" so broad as to be meaningless. The only reasons to push such an angle are to either attract investment dollars or push some other agenda, but clearly definitional precision is not a priority in either case.
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In order to say nanotech will be a multi-trillion dollar industry in the near future, you require a definition of "nanotechnology" so broad as to be meaningless. The only reasons to push such an angle are to either attract investment dollars or push some other agenda, but clearly definitional precision is not a priority in either case.

Bringing nanotech materials development into the open, and with the likely success of carbon nanotubes, solar panel materials between now and the predicted 6th processing paradigm before 2020, the explosion of the industry even now means investment dollars for future nanotech, which will include rapid exponential development of assemblers and what people "normally" think of with nanotech. So we can't underestimate the importance of these reports.

The last market report I linked lists a definition and companies for nanotech.
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