semiconductor industry over the next 15 years."
- a single pitch reduction cycle every year (of course a part will not go through all rounds)
- 0.7 x price reduction for each pitch reduction cycle, resulting price half-time of two years
While these costs are only part of total microcontroller price (the paper forecasts very little reduction in packaging cost) we are living interesting times. The time will tell who are the winners in both the manufacturer and the new product development camps...