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the decline of shrinking die's
zewde yeraswork   12/16/2013 10:18:39 AM
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For years everyone focused on how to make processor technology smaller, how to increase density and doubtless that will continue to be a major area of focus. Still though, it's interesting how the industry backed itself into a bit of a corner here. Now an Organization of Semiconductor Exporting Countries seems like it might be beneficial in a way--even if the idea is inherently tongue-in-cheek...

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krisi   12/16/2013 2:02:15 PM
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If "how much we can learn in the [shorter] time we have" is a major problem why the industry just slows down...there are fewer players and life is exteremely difficult technically at these small features so just more of your time...works in other industries...Kris

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KB3001   12/17/2013 7:16:21 AM
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Not sure that is the right way to look at it. Everybody benefited as a result of the self-imposed Moore's law. We need to be more creative and if there is a bottleneck, capitalism and free trade will ensure self-correction takes place.



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