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In the end it's the bottom line that counts
Author(s): Karen H. Brown
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Paper Abstract

Electronics has been the nation’s largest and fastest growing manufacturing industry throughout the end of the last century. Semiconductors have fueled that growth , even with the downturn in the past two years. The US semiconductor industry now has the largest value-added of any US manufacturing sector, comprising almost 1 percent of US gross domestic product (GDP). In 2001 US-based firms accounted for approximately 52% of the $140-billion world semiconductor market, and the electronics industry employs more than 2 million Americans. This growth has been sustained through steady advancements in semiconductor manufacturing science and technology. These strategies have lead to increasingly cost effective advanced communications and information technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5374, Emerging Lithographic Technologies VIII, (20 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.546202
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Karen H. Brown, Idea Industries (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5374:
Emerging Lithographic Technologies VIII
R. Scott Mackay, Editor(s)

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