Peter Clarke, EETimes
6/6/2012 6:16 PM EDT
Malcolm Penn, CEO of technology and market analysis company Future Horizons Ltd. believes in the importance of retaining control of manufacturing passionately. He has many times spoken of the fab-lite business model as a being merely the reprehensible and drawn-out process of abandoning manufacturing.
Penn has also long warned that abandoning chip manufacturing in Europe would have consequences in terms of our ability to create jobs here and value that can be exported. We are starting to stare those consequences in the face as countries across Europe face bankruptcy.
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