Transitioning Technological Innovation - A Market Perspective

Brian R. Smith
Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc.
4001 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA  22203

This paper discusses the results of investigations into market acceptance issues that could influence the adoption of advanced electronics materials.  While many new electronics materials technologies could bring distinct advantages to particular parameters or device features, the market place typically introduces variables that are sometimes problematic for successful transition.  In order to achieve commercial acceptance, which is also critical to assured access for certain defense systems, many factors must be considered beyond superior technical advantages.




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