“The goal of The ConFab is to spark discussions”
By PETE SINGER, Editor-in-Chief
The future of the semiconductor industry continues to shine brightly. Smart phones have become an everyday part of life the world over, and we will soon see a new explosion of demand brought about by thev“internet of things,” cloud computing, digital television, biomedical sensors and many other types of advance electronics. Many believe this capability is leading to the 4th industrial revolution.
The semiconductor industry’s ability to pack more and more functionality onto a single chip, many challenges remain. Some argue that we will soon reach the end of the road defined by Moore’s Law, pointing to higher costs per transistor. More complex device structures, such as the FinFET and Vertical NAND, have become mainstream, 3D integration with TSVs continue to make slow progress, and a wide variety of new materials are being put into play. The IoT could drive the need for low power, low cost and high levels of integration of diverse components.
The path forward is far from clear. But what is clear is that the need for collaboration has never been
greater. That’s what The ConFab 2015 is all about. We bring together executives from all parts of the supply chain for three days of thought provoking talks and panel discussions, networking events and in-depth, pre-arranged meetings. In 2015, we’ll be back at The Encore at The Wynn in Las Vegas, May 19-22. See www.theconfab.com for more information.
The goal of The ConFab is to spark discussions that will lead to faster resolution of problems, faster and broader industry expansion, and long-term collabora- tions among organizations of all types. In other words, our goal is to help The ConFab attendees “connect, collaborate and create”
Whenever we get together at The ConFab – which is now in its 11th year – I’m always reminded of a quote by Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Join as at The ConFab 2015 and you, too, can change the world.