Both Oregon and NY are states with a large number of people involved in developing future nodes. Intel process development is done at Hillsboro, OR and IBM in NY is still a force to reckon with. Being able to hire away some of these highly qualified people w/o having them to relocate is no doubt a factor for TSMC site selection. As a corollary what does it say about TSMC transistor / process development below 28 nm ??
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.