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19 January 2009


RUSNANO CEO to give keynote on Russian market at ISS Europe

SEMI Europe of Brussels, Belgium has confirmed that its Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe) 2009 in Dresden, Germany (1-3 February) will feature a keynote address by Anatoly Chubais, CEO of Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), the state-owned investment corporation for nanotechnology.

In the 1990s, Chubais was the first deputy chairman of the Russian government and minister of finance of the Russian Federation. He also headed the Russian economy and industry privatization under former President Boris Yeltsin.

Chubais will outline RUSNANO’s mission and strategies on the commercialization of nanotechnology projects with high business potential and/or social benefit. He will also share his vision of cooperation between RUSNANO and European business in semiconductor-related areas.

Recently, in early December, RUSNANO, the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (UOMP) and private investment fund ONEXIM Group Ltd formed a 50:33:17 joint venture to manufacture gallium nitride-based LED chips, lamps and lighting systems. This followed the acquisition by ONEXIM of LED wafer and chip developer OptoGAN of Helsinki, Finland (which has a pilot line and production facilities in Dortmund, Germany).

OptoGAN was founded in late 2004 on the basis of technology created by Vladislav Bougrov and Maxim Odnoblyudov, who were PhD students of Nobel prize winner and Russian Academy of Science member Zhores Alferov at the Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St Petersburg in the 1990s before working at Finland’s Helsinki University of Technology. Fabrication of the epitaxial heterostructures is being based in St Petersburg’s special economic zone, while LED chip, lamp and lighting product assembly will take place in Yekaterinburg, based on UOMP’s lighting products division.

To register for ISS Europe, contact SEMI Europe's Delphine Sartiaux at

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