In a report on EETimes, Jim Feldham has announced a new report by Semico Research entitled, “450mm Wafer Manufacturing: Who Needs It?”
From the EETimes article:
“The [semiconductor] industry will not stagnate at the existing 300-mm process technology,” said Jim Feldhan, president of Semico. Feldhan predicted that consumer demands for more memory would push NAND and DRAM to increasing product densities, increasing unit volumes. Logic products will continue to move up the performance curve, while offering more features in a system-on-chip or multi-core product. The ability to produce chips in a more economical manufacturing environment is good for the overall industry future,” Feldhan wrote.
The report is available for purchase on the Semico Research website.