Participants at the recent Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Condensed Matter and Materials Physics conference held at the University of London discussed the likely end of silicon and the potential replacements, suggesting the start of the demise may be as close as four years away.
In a move to speed up the adoption of more advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes, the Chinese government has introduced a new tax incentive program for sub 25 nanometre (nm) process semiconductor production in the region.
SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the world's chip makers, today reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totalled $42.77 billion in 2007, representing a year-over-year increase of six percent.
The company raises money to complete development of ultra high capacity removable data storage chips. Series C2 funding to support prototype development, design verification and sampling of removable chips for computer, server and consumer electronics markets.