The 450mm transition: A key enabler for Moore’s Law scaling that could significantly alter the semiconductor industry landscape

January 2014
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The 450mm transition: A key enabler for Moore’s Law scaling that could significantly alter the semiconductor industry landscape

At a glance

PwC's technology industry publication, The 450 mm transition, provides an overview of the impact on the semiconductor industry due to the expected transition to 450 mm wafers. Is your business prepared?

For executives in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, the 450 mm wafer transition appears to be one of the most dynamic and disruptive shifts. PwC has provided an overview of the impact on the semiconductor industry due to the expected transition to 450 mm wafers. We expect the 450 mm transition to have an unprecedented effect on the competitive landscape of the semiconductor industry. Is your business prepared?

In the next paper in the series, PwC will delve more deeply into the specific challenges semiconductor equipment companies will face during the transition. We will discuss the specific challenges they should expect to face, potential actions they can take, and how PwC can help.