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Nokia Receives $1.35B Grant To Develop Graphene Tech 79

silverpig writes "It now appears that graphene has reached a point worthy of serious, direct industrial attention. The grant money itself comes from the European Union for the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), but the work will be done by a large non-governmental company with eyes on developing useful real-world applications. Smartphones contain many components with high potential for making use of graphene. From the article: 'Nokia is leading the electronic firms within the Graphene Flagship Consortium, which includes 73 other companies and academic institutions from a number of mediums. The Finnish handset manufacturer has received a grant of $1.35 billion to research and develop graphene for practical applications, with the European Union for the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) providing the grant itself.'"
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Nokia Receives $1.35B Grant To Develop Graphene Tech

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  • by interkin3tic ( 1469267 ) on Friday February 01, 2013 @01:24AM (#42758515)
    Other articles I've read say that's half of it promised in matching funds, and even that isn't completely certain.

    I didn't know it was all going to Nokia. That's surprising. I'm guessing they'll make an amazing phone out of graphene, foldable, a trillion core processor, flies, and has AI... and then they'll kill it off and only sell windows phones.
  • by rusty0101 ( 565565 ) on Friday February 01, 2013 @01:34AM (#42758543) Homepage Journal

    Probably, but you just know that PC World will be flooded with articles about how the new Graphene interface based phones will take over the business cell phone market, and Endgadget will have a dozen articles by 2 authors about how Apple had developed it first and how the Apple products being released into the market have a much slicker implementation.

    People of course will be dropping both editions into the toilet.

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