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Fabs Rebound, but Keeping Up With Moore’s Law Gets Pricier

10:59 AM MDT | June 30, 2010 | Rebecca Coons

Electronic chemical makers say demand has recovered after steep declines in the semiconductor sector in late 2008 and early 2009. However, the rapid pace of development, and introduction of applications for consumer electronics with more functionality, will trigger an unprecedented level of new product introductions in coming years, producers say. PCs, mobile phones, and flat panel displays remain key market drivers in the near-term, as well as the need for fab process materials that deliver better resolution, lower defectivity, and higher yield at smaller...

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