Global Technology – June 2017
Let’s focus on this month’s most important advances in technology.
In 2016, annual global semiconductor sales reached $339 billion worldwide. In that same year, the semiconductor industry spent about $7.2 billion worldwide on wafers that serve as the substrates for microelectronics components. These ultimately turned into quintillions of transistors, light-emitting diodes, and other electronic and photonic devices.
Going forward, a new technique developed by MIT engineers may vastly reduce the overall cost of wafer technology .....