Steven Walsh

Are MEMS, Additive Manufacturers and Nano-Based Firms Missing a Key Market?

Emerging Technologies and the Base of the Pyramid more

Dec 7, 2017 9:27 AM Steve Walsh's column

What Happens when Fabrication and Assembly Based Firms Embrace

Emerging technology based medical devices undergo a series of clinical trials phases before being approved in the United States, Europe and many other regions and nations. more

Mar 29, 2017 10:09 AM Steve Walsh's column

Micro and nano sensors have moved over the past ten years to become not an industry oddity but the industry platform. more

Jul 28, 2016 10:28 PM electronics

Utilising the 3D Aspects of Micro Array Technologies

MEMS and nano technology based micro arrays have moved from being pushed onto the pharmaceutical research and development marketplace just a few short years ago to becoming a mainstay for industry. more

Aug 28, 2014 11:13 AM Steve Walsh's column

Are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV or drones) trending for use or caught in the downward spiral of the Hype cycle? more

May 18, 2016 4:31 PM steve walsh blog

The movement in the 21st century toward the development of emerging technology-based products to supplant traditional 20th century technologies more

Feb 9, 2016 1:35 PM , steve walsh blog

Nanomaterials, Nanofibres and Commercialisation

Nanomaterials based technology is one of the 21st century’s advance manufacturing techniques that have the ability to change the way industry’s compete and ultimately the way we live our lives. more

Nov 27, 2015 2:55 PM , , Steve Walsh's column

A Sound Motive for Personalised Mass Customisation in Healthcare

Last year we we initated in “So You want a Sound Diagnosis” a discussion of the worldwide movement from sick care to healthcare. more

Sep 29, 2015 4:35 PM , Steve Walsh's column

So You Want a Sound Diagnosis?

Contrast ultrasound diagnostic techniques have been in medical use for the past few decades. more

Jun 5, 2014 4:56 PM Steve Walsh's column

A View Towards Personalised Medicine

One of the drivers of the pharmaceutical industry growth is the movement toward personalised medicine. The movement from mass production to mass customisation in the medical field is being embraced by giants and small and medium companies. more

Apr 15, 2014 4:25 PM , Steve Walsh's column

Nanocoatings Technology for Mass Market: How Small Firms are Embracing this Marketplace

Dr. Seamus Curran’s SCHN coating is one of the first nanotechnologies products focusing on the mass marketplace with covalently bonding nanoparticles designed to prevent degradation. more

Oct 7, 2013 4:20 PM , , , , Steve Walsh's column

New Thoughts in Early Stage Venturing

The venture capital industry has not performed as well lately as in past years. Further, early stage venture capital firms, who in the past have outperformed traditional stage venture firms, are having even more issues. more

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 AM , Steve Walsh's column

Commercial Small Technology Trends in Iran

Iran’s small technology community is moving forward both scientifically and commercially. The human capital fuelling the Iranian government push toward excellences in specific scientific areas is the 4.1 million students at the universities. more

Jun 15, 2013 12:00 AM , Steve Walsh's column

Nanotechnology and Solar Cells: the Industry Goes Organic

The photovoltaic cell industry grew rapidly worldwide in 2010. This was due to the exceptionally steep learning curve that traditional, mostly silicon based, photovoltaic cells experienced caused rapid decreases in price and improved efficiencies. more

Apr 15, 2013 12:00 AM , , , , Steve Walsh's column

The High Tech Factory: the Next Generation in Nurturing Small Tech Enterprises

The University of Twente and MESA+ have long been interested in supporting micro and nano technology startups and they have possibly nurtured the largest number of startups in that arena in Europe. more

Jan 31, 2013 2:20 PM , Steve Walsh's column

How Drivers are Enabling the Use of MEMS and Nano Technology in Biotechnology

Dr. Steven Walsh together with Robert Tierney, Nikos, University of Twente, and David Tolfree, European VP of MANCEF, review the drivers that are promoting small tech (micro and nano technology) based innovations in the pharmaceutical industry. more

Dec 5, 2012 11:08 AM , , Steve Walsh's column

Commercial MEMS Foundries Trends in Asia

Worldwide foundry-based semiconductor manufacturing is dominated by three firms: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, United Microelectronics Company and Global Foundries; all based in Taiwan. more

Sep 12, 2012 12:00 AM , Steve Walsh's column