Accelrys, Inc. announced the addition of seven new members to the Accelrys Nanotechnology Consortium, as well as the introduction of ONETEP, the first consortium-developed software application. The Consortium brings together leaders from industry, government and academia in order to create software tools that speed up the design of nanomaterials and nanodevices. The new members include: Kyoto University, Millennium Chemicals (A Lyondell Company), R.J. Mears, CSIC of Spain and PPG Industries.
"With the launch of the ONETEP software solution, the first deliverable against our target of increased accuracy, capabilities and performance across a broad range of nanoscale applications, the Consortium is well on its way to fulfilling the promise of furthering the rational design of nanomaterials and nanodevices," said Mark J. Emkjer, president and CEO of Accelrys. "With the Consortium's membership continuing to grow, we are well positioned to develop novel technologies that meet the needs of the scientists and engineers who are participating in and building the nanotech industry."
The Accelrys Nanotechnology Consortium is now 17 members strong. Current members include Corning Incorporated; Fujitsu; e2v Technologies; Imperial College, London; Uppsala University, Sweden; Johnson Matthey; Schenectady International; Fraunhofer IFAM; Fraunhofer IZM and the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
The Consortium is an ongoing program, organized into phases of three years. The first phase runs from July 1, 2004 to August 31, 2007.