The semiconductor industry lives - and dies - by a simple creed: smaller, faster and cheaper. The benefit of being tiny is pretty simple: finer lines mean more transistors can be packed onto the same chip. The more transistors on a chip, the faster it can do its work. Thanks in large part to fierce competition and to new technologies that lower the cost of production per chip, within a matter of months, the price of a new chip can fall 50%.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE 5
Barclays is estimating 47 million tablets will be sold this year, including 33.7 million iPads.