Mark LaPedus, EE Times
(04/13/2010 2:38 PM EDT)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The near-term business outlook for ICs is strong, but the industry faces several challenges, according to Morris Chang, chairman and chief executive of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC).
During a keynote at TSMC's technology conference here, Chang said that Moore's Law is slowing and chip-production costs continue to soar. As a result, he said that there must be more collaboration than ever before between chip makers and foundries, namely TSMC.
''We need to collaborate even before the design starts,'' he told the audience at the event. ''I believe we can be far more collaborative.''
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