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Market Trends: Eight Companies Determine the Future of Moore's Law

Published: 18 March 2013

ID: G00246821

Analyst(s): Bob Johnson , Samuel Wang , Dean Freeman


Moore's Law has been the overall driving trend that has shaped both the speed of technology innovation and the economics of the semiconductor industry for more than 40 years. Whether it can continue at its present pace depends on the abilities of a few companies to overcome major technology hurdles.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Minimum Feature Sizes in Leading-Edge Semiconductor Manufacturing Continue to Decline
    • Logic
    • NAND Flash
    • DRAM
  • Conclusions

Contrarian View

  • Continued Progression Along Moore's Law Is More Dependent on Technology Breakthroughs Than Ever Before

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