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Three of the world’s biggest chip players will cooperate with one another to develop silicon wafers to improve efficiency in semiconductor manufacturing. Intel said yesterday that a migration from 300mm (12-inch) silicon wafers to 450mm (18-inch) would yield more than double the number of chips per wafer. The trio hopes to …

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  1. Matt Martin

    More than double the number of chips

    Intel in 1.5 ^ 2 = 2.25 shocka!!!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    So who's gonna develop the kit for this?

    OK, so they're going to make a nice big clean room for this, but who's going to pay for the development of the machines to fill it? Given most industry people are barely at 300mm yet, with many still at 200mm and even 150mm, the return on investment for the equipment suppliers is very small as the investment is huge.

    Paris, because she knows when things are getting too large...

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