Thought for the month

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).

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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