• Dirk Jansen


In 2000 the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), an American trade association of the semiconductor industry, announced a world-wide electronic industry market volume in excess of $200 billion. The average growth is anticipated to remain at a rate of 17 %/year [1.10]. Market volumes for the last 20 years can be seen in fig. 1.1. This figure shows the exponential growth of the curve; the first billion dollar was reached in 1961. By 2010 the SIA expects a trillion dollar market volume for an industry that was not in existence 50 years ago. No other industry in history has experienced this phenomenal growth rate.


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