Design Con 2015
Breaking News
News & Analysis

Chips Sales Top a Trillion in 2016

2/18/2014 06:00 PM EST
2 comments
NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Cowan LRA Model
User Rank
Manager
The Subject Of Your Article Slightly Confusing
Cowan LRA Model   2/19/2014 10:51:37 AM
NO RATINGS
Hi Zewde - per the subject of my post (Subject Of Your Article Slightly Confusing) I was "taken aback" by the words chip sales and one trillion. If you added the word "units" before sales in your headline it would be, I believe, non-confusing. Of course the first four words of the lead-in sentence in your article captures the "real meaning," namely, Global semiconductor unit shipments.   Mike C. 

DrQuine
User Rank
CEO
Chips vs. Devices
DrQuine   2/20/2014 8:09:17 AM
A trillion chips a year means that on average each human being on the planet is getting 140 new chips a year. Since some people don't get any, that means that others of us are getting even more. Is this remarkable number inflated because there are many discrete components in each consumer device? How do chip sales translate into device sales? How many chips would be reported for an iPhone? How many for a laptop computer? How many for a modern car?

Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week