Many people predict that the future of electronic devices lies in nano technology that use complicated applications in computers that are almost unbelievably small. There are many electronic research and development companies that are currently trying to develop new ways to use nano technology to improve their products. If your company has products that could use some advancement, but you do not have an electronic research and development department, then you should consider finding a consulting business in the industry that can give you the services that you need. When you contact the consultants, you should ask them how long they have been in the electronics industry. Those with several years of experience should know the information that they need to study your devices and determine if new materials could be beneficial for marketing them. Ask them if they know of any innovations in the field that could help you transfer your software from the old product to the new ones without having to spend a lot of money. If they sound like they are competent enough to do the research and development for you, then you should ask them to give you some references of other companies that they have worked with. Contact these companies and ask them if the researchers are reliable. If their clients say that they are pleased with the work that they got from them, then you should ask the company for a price quote to help you determine if they meet your budget requirements.