Hosted by Harvard University s Kennedy School of Government, this symposium brought together leading technologists and economists to review technical challenges facing the semiconductor industry, the industry s business cycle, the interconnections between the two, and the implications of growth in semiconductors for the economy as a whole. This volume includes a summary of the symposium proceedings and three major research papers. Topics reviewed encompass the industry technology roadmap, challenges to be overcome to maintain the trajectory of Moore s Law, the drivers of the continued growth in productivity in the U.S. economy, and economic models for gaining a better understanding of this leading U.S. industry.
Table of Contents
|Panel I: Productivity Trends in the Semiconductor Industry||6-20|
|Panel II: Cyclicality: Comparisons by Industry||21-34|
|Luncheon Address: The Industry Perspective on Semiconductors||35-42|
|Panel III: Economic Growth and Semiconductor Productivity||43-59|
|Panel IV: Roundtable on Models for Cyclical Industries||60-72|
|II Research Papers Accounting for Growth in the Information Age||75-134|
|International Technology Roadmaps: The U.S. Semiconductor Experience||135-150|
|Moore’s Law and the Economics of Semiconductor Price Trends||151-170|
|Appendix A: Biographies of Speakers||171-182|
|Appendix B: Participants List||183-184|
|Appendix C: Bibliography||185-196|
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