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X-ROM, Inc, USA



1. Describe the profound impact your technology – as part of an end-user product – has had on Society.  How has the population been impacted by your technology. This could be behavioral, economical, societal, etc.
New Global Economy - is the Low-Carbon Economy. Plants absorb the carbon from atmosphere and store it in the wood fiber. In the Low-Carbon Economy, forestry operations will be focused on low-impact practices and re-growth. Forest managers will make sure that they do not disturb soil based carbon reserves too much. Specialized tree farms will be the main source of material for many products. Quick maturing tree varieties will be grown on short rotations in order to maximize output.  One of the pathways towards the Low-Carbon and Forestry Economies could be a Paper-Less Economy, because paper is typically made from the wood fiber, and its consumption puts substantial pressure on the world’s forest ecosystems. It is evident that the ultra-high density digital storage of data and documents in electronic form would lead to a decline in paper consumption. Hence the incessant interest to creation and storage of the huge volumes of digital information.
 
2. Tell us about how your technology is unique?  What makes it stand out? How do you differentiate it from other similar technologies?
We currently are promoting X-Ray Optical Memory (or "X-ROM") is the next-generation ultra-high definition hard x-ray optical storage device with the digital data density of about 10 Tbits per square inch for each storage layer of developed "X-ROM disc."
 
3. When first launched, did your technology make a transformational change for the end-user or was it an advancement of the prior art? Describe this.
Forthcoming devices with the increasing digital data storage capacities necessarily require an optical read-out devices operating on the basis of Angström wavelength radiation that is on the hard x-ray wavelength.  Proposed "X-ROM" is the radically new x-ray-based optical data storage technology. Digital data reading procedure from such ultrahigh-density x-ray optical data storage media is performed via grazing-angle incident x-ray micro beam.
 
4. Give a specific example (with company names) of the buying chain for your product/technology once you sell it to the next level buyer. Provide an example of the succession of companies your product goes through, ultimately to get to an end-user.
We are bringing our ideas to prototypes, which could be improved and finally released by big companies like IBM or Intel. The volume of data is growing exponentially around the world, so the X-ROM implementation would be a temporary success in the "combat" against nowadays information explosion. XROM is mainly designed for the following target customers:
  • Any organization that has the need to store and keep available digital information over many years such as Deposit Libraries, National Archives, Governmental Institutions, Pharmaceuticals, Banks and Insurance Companies.
 
5. In which vertical market(s) would you classify the end-users of this technology?
Semiconductor|Telecom|Other
 
6. If other, please write in the specific market.
Any organization that has the need to store and keep  available digital information over many years such as  Deposit Libraries, National Archives, Governmental  Institutions, Pharmaceuticals, Banks
 
7. Give us your one sentence “elevator pitch” you would use to tell a non-technical person about your technology and the critical role it plays in Society.
You have an ocean of information (books, music, photos, movies, games, etc.) in one multi-layer X-ROM disks.
 
8. Surprise Us!  What else should we know about your product/technology?
Grazing-angle incident x-ray configuration allows the handling of data from very large surface area of X-ROM disk and, consequently, the data read-out speed is much faster than in optical data read-out systems.
 
9. Attachments are welcome but not required.  These could be photographs, videos, PowerPoint files, website links, etc. that further demonstrate the value of your technology.  Limit of 3.
  1. www.osa.org/osaorg/X-rayOpticalHakob1.doc