Singapore, France tie up for nanotechnologies research 2009-10-07 19:18:39   Print

    SINGAPORE, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Singapore and France on Wednesday tied up to develop nanotechnologies for commercial and defense applications.

    The research alliance was formed between Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), with the largest governmental research organization in France, the National Center of Scientific Research, and Thales the French electronics giant and a global technology leader in aerospace, space, defense, security and transportation industries.

    According to a joint statement by the three parties, the alliance known as the CNRS International-NTU-Thales Research Alliance (CINTRA) will set up a joint laboratory at NTU.

    The CINTRA Laboratory, expected to open by end October 2009, will focus on developing innovations in nanotechnologies for future computing, sensing, and communication applications.

Editor: Li Xianzhi
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