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Colloquium offers insight to entrepreneurs, small businesses

August 27, 2007

MESA, Ariz. — Arizona State University is hosting Jonathan Harris, president of CMC Interconnect Technology, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 18, as part of the ASU Advanced Technology Innovation Collaboratory (ATIC) Colloquium Series for entrepreneurs and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Harris will discuss the evolution of electronic packaging technology, from initial laboratory investigation to full scale production in a start-up company. The technology of focus is an aluminum nitride ceramic material used for high power electronic devices in telecommunications, automotive, opto-electronic and military applications.

The colloquium is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be provided free of charge to attendees. The presentation will be held in the Student Union Cooley Ballroom B, ASU’s Polytechnic campus, located at Williams Field and Power roads in Mesa.

ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation at ASU's Polytechnic campus, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Affairs, launched ATIC in fall 2006 to provide entrepreneurs and SMEs in Arizona a place to take their innovation from paper to an actual prototype.

The event is sponsored by the College of Technology and Innovation, the Entrepreneurship at ASU initiative and the Office of the Vice President of Research and Economic Affairs at ASU.

For information, contact Jane at (480) 727-1647 or, or visit