Peter Clarke, EETimes
10/15/2015 06:01 AM EDT
LONDON—At the opening press conference for the Semicon Europa exhibition being held here in Dresden Germany Rutger Wijburg, senior vice president and general manager of fab management at Globalfoundries Inc., made the case for More-than-Moore semiconductors as the enabler of the next wave of electronics.
Wijburg's argument is that the era of the personal computer as a driver for the semiconductor industry is over. The smartphone inherited that role and is now responsible for 27 percent of all ICs sold but even the smartphone chip market is flattening. "The new wave is the Internet of Things but it doesn’t need the most advanced technology. It needs the lowest power and the lowest cost," said Wijburg.
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