Semiconductor Industry Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

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The semiconductor industry has demonstrated phenomenal growth over the last 50 years, and is poised to continue its influence on our lives thru many electronics products. This talk will highlight major trends in the industry, and will provide key perspectives of growth market areas in the future. Also discussed will be some technical and business challenges facing us. While the industry has proven to be resilient in overcoming technical challenges, the increasing cost of wafer fabrication and technology development are casting doubts in many minds. The growing use of the fabless implementation business model will be discussed. Opportunities for participation for new graduates as well as entrepreneurs in this dynamic industry will be outlined.

Ref: “Fabless Semiconductor Implementation”, McGraw Hill, 2008.