Productivity and Cyclicality in Semiconductors: Trends, Implications, and Questions: Report of a Symposium
National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Committee on Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy
National Academies Press, 2004 M10 20 - 214 pages
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.