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Kumar, Rakesh ; TCX Inc., Technology Connexions San Diego, CA rakesh@tcxinc.com

Managing the economics of scaling and increasing demand have been key factors in the growth of the semiconductor industry to nearly $250B over more than four decades. During the same period, functionality per chip doubled every two years. This paper provides a simplified view of the business aspects of scaling and technology migrations that have been, and are still, key to sustaining a phenomenal reduction in CPF (Cost Per Function) for integrated circuits.

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Solid-State Circuits Society Newsletter, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 1 )