ISS 2014 CEO Panel
Can We Afford
Pervasive Computing? A Supply Chain Perspective …
Pervasive Computing will continue to be the leading engine for future growth in the industry. A smart society demands feature rich, thin, and light form factors with low power consumption. The Internet of Everything demands a massive network and server structure all around it and up into the cloud. The semiconductor industry will make this vision possible by evolving silicon platforms that bring ever lower cost per transistor, lower power, and with greater app performance. This will come thanks to the continued scaling of Moore’s Law. But at what cost?
The supply chain’s business model is increasingly strained by the rapid pace of technology. The challenge comes from the fact that while this pace remains unchanged, revenue growth in the supply chain has slowed. This comes at a time when cost pressures to develop new technologies, such as EUV and 450mm, are higher than ever. There is no doubt that this will be a challenge unlike any faced before by our industry. Still, our industry eats challenges for breakfast and will likely do it again. The only question is how to make it affordable?
This panel closes the conference by bringing together the industry’s top equipment and material leaders with a renowned semiconductor visionary to address these questions in terms of what companies must do. They will address questions such as:
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