Thought for the month

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than cabbages, concludes that it will also make better soup.” Henry L. Mencken, journalist & author (1880 - 1956).

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

To build or not to build?

Future Horizons and Decision SA have won a commission from the EC to evaluate the setting up of a 450 mm pilot line in Europe. The one year study is to analyze what is required to support research and innovation in the production of ICs on 450-mm diameter wafers and the measures necessary to attract investments and to support advanced research infrastructures, prototyping and early nanoelectronics manufacturing in Europe. The debate about who should/could bear the costs and risks associated with such a huge investment continue.

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