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About

Established in 1992, as the US-Japan Technology Management Center, the US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) is an education and research center located within the School of Engineering at Stanford University.

US-ATMC programs aim at integrating practical perspectives into international strategic technology management along with analysis of research trends in selected areas of leading-edge technologies.

The goal of US-ATMC educational programs is to provide Stanford students in various technical fields, and the science and engineering research community at large, with knowledge and analytical capabilities in our areas of focus that will be important to success in the Twenty-First Century.

At the same time, the US-ATMC provides unique resources to Stanford’s research infrastructure for following and analyzing international trends in selected research areas.

As part of our practical focus, the US-ATMC aims to promote meaningful interaction between the university and industry through an active outreach program of public events and Internet-based information exchange.

US-ATMC activities include public lecture series and seminars (including live teleconferenced events between the U.S. and Asia), sponsorship of faculty research projects, development and delivery of new university courses, and major Internet web site projects. Some specific project areas to date include:

- High-Tech Entrepreneurship in East Asia
- Internet Access Modes & E-Commerce in East Asia
- R&D in Japan and East Asia
- Digitization in the 21st Century
- Technology transfer
- New product development
- Intellectual property management
- Joint alliances for R&D
- Technology standards
- Bioapplications of Nanotechnologies
- Wafer-Level Technologies
- Photonics-Electronics Integration
- Optoelectronics
- Nanotechnology
- Advanced manufacturing
- Flat panel displays
- On-chip interconnects
- System-on-chip

In addition, the US-ATMC has achieved worldwide recognition for our Internet web site development activities, which include the Stanford J Guide to On-Line Japan Information Resources, which now also serves as the World Wide Web Virtual Library entry for “Japan,” our development of a prototype homepage for the Japan National Diet House of Councillors, and our joint development with NTT Software Laboratories of Japan Window, which was licensed to NTT after completion of the project. NTT has since chosen to discontinue the project.

For more information about our staff, please see “People“.