Thursday, January 25, 2007

Is Texas Instruments Exiting the Semiconductor Technology Rat Race?

SeekingAlpha is a financial web site that I just discovered. It's unique in that it focuses on analysis rather than news. And I've started following semiconductor company analyses, such as Is Texas Instruments Exiting the Semiconductor Technology Rat Race?
Technologists live for working on leading edge technology. TI killing off 32nm development is a major change in how it views itself and whether it will be able to attract the best and the brightest scientists in the future -- not to mention how the ones who do this there today must feel.

Now that is significant! Another IDM "throws in the towel" on doing all their own process and fab development. Will we be catching our breath at 45nm for awhile?

1 comment:

philewar said...

Thanks for sharing, John.
I don't know whether the industry will catch its breath at 45nm. However, I do think that we have to go for other directions instead of continuing to shrink. For example, like what Intel/AMD does, putting many many cores in one die/one package.