An example is a little company in Palo Alto called Nanosys, they have captured a lot of IP in the area of nanotechnology for display, flash memory, coatings, etc. I sit on that board and try to help see how those technologies are relevant to our business. One example there is that we are interested in deep miniaturization of microelectronics, which has some ramifications for battery technology and you can use silicon nanotubes to enhance batteries. So we say to them that their technology could enhance our batteries (Medtronic makes their own batteries). continue reading