Nexans, Semiconductor Research Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University to present update on $5 million Energy Research Initiative at GridWeek 2010



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Nexans, Semiconductor Research Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University to present update on $5 million Energy Research Initiative at GridWeek 2010

Washington, DC — Nexans, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are among the partners in a new $5 million initiative dedicated to enabling reliable, affordable, energy efficient systems. The Energy Research Initiative (ERI) project joined companies from semiconductors and other energy-related sectors with university research centers to address the world's need for smart alternative energy sources and prepare students with the technical skills required for the burgeoning industry.

During a media briefing at GridWeek 2010, officials from Nexans, SRC, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will provide an update on the initiative. The discussion will cover details of the CMU Smart Grid Research Center established to support the incorporation of renewable energy resources and provide modeling, simulation and control tools needed to manage, optimize and secure the power grid. Don’t miss this discussion on critical university research focused on the Smart Grid.

WHO: Nexans, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University

WHAT: GridWeek 2010

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, East Overlook: Press Room, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington DC 20001

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 – 11:30 a.m.

Globally recognized as the must-attend Smart Grid gathering, GridWeek is the only event with a proven history of attracting the complete diversity of global Smart Grid stakeholders to explore Smart Grid’s impact on the economy, utility infrastructure, consumers and the environment while answering the industry’s most pressing questions. For further information, visit

About Nexans

With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and engagement, and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 39 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 22,700 people and had sales in 2009 of 5 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult

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