Mon, Aug 21, 2006 - Page 12 News List

ITRI to show new technologies at expo


The non-profit Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院) is set to present a large number of new technologies at an international invention exposition in Taipei.

ITRI -- the nation's key industrial research and development agency, established by the government to attend to the technological needs of the country's industrial development -- will display some two dozen new technologies at the 2006 Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart (TIIST) to be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Taipei World Trade Center for private companies which are interested in applying the ITRI know-how in their production processes.

The new technologies to be displayed include a process for making photovoltaic (PV) inverters and a portable blood test kit which can detect multiple metabolites in a drop of blood.

The exhibition is expected to attract about 310 inventors and high-technology organizations -- as well as companies from home and abroad -- to take part in and present roughly 1,000 of their latest technologies and products. Big names from abroad taking part include Lockheed Martin, GE and Mitsubishi.

Some 500 new technologies for the semiconductor, photocatalyst, wireless telecommunications and printed solar PV panel industries will be on display at the show, according to officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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