Thought for the month
“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
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.