In an interesting study we did a couple of years ago at SEMI, we looked at parallels between the aircraft industry and the semiconductor industry. Granted, they seem very much different, but in some ways, in taking advantage laws of physics and exponential growth, they are similar.
At the Industry Strategy Symposium held at Half Moon Bay in California, a panel discussion had some of the large Equipment CEOs, including Lam Research (Steven Newberry), Novellus (Rick Hill), and KLA-Tencor (Rick Hill), as well as industry analysts, such from Gartner (Bob Johnson) an
Industry leaders convened at SEMICON Europa to hear the latest update from ISMI on 450 mm wafer size transition development, as well as long list of technology development requirements yet to be resolved. The conference, 450 mm In Europe: Quo Vadis (or “where do we go from here”) was