Moore's law has been predicted to hit a major bump in the road since 500nm.
IMEC's R&D funding levels are based on the level of panic that is instilled in the industry.
"According to experts", then exclusively citing Chicken Littles from the same outfit, is a journalism joke EE Times (not aimed at you Rick - this is UBM's broad spectrum destruction of what was EET and EDN).
If it were Intel or IBM freaking out with a slideshow pitch, or even having one of their people cited in addition to IMEC, we might be justified in taking this R&D panhandling nonsense seriously.
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