Too Many Transistors, Too Few Users

The semiconductor industry is pushing towards a new generation, with even tinier transistors and larger silicon wafers and things are really starting to get interesting.

Toshiba Joins IBM Core CMOS R&D Camp (Mannerisms)
Finally, for everyone with a 32nm fab there’s going to be a new problem. If 450mm wafers are adopted, and the companies which buy most of the world’s manufacturing equipment are pushing hard for 450mm manufacturing equipment to be developed, then there’s the problem that only seven fabs will be needed to make the world’s total demand for transistors.

via Ars Technica

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