Information technology architecture shifts for example slim client and peer-to-peer, virtualized resources using cloud based models in the semiconductor industry, and for example, a serious confluence of cost, technology and demand trends is creating a shakeout in the industry of manufacturing. Well indeed, the fixed costs and minimum scale associated with building a brand new chip fabrication plant have risen almost as precipitously as their unit costs following the law of Moore that have fallen. As a result of what a few corporations can still make the next leap to fabrication costing extensively in units. This has created a new set of new semiconductor corporations, along with the upcoming which focus on manufacturing chips designed by others.
Semiconductor corporations will need to carefully weigh their strategy. As executives in the technology space well know, running software, hardware and technology service businesses presents unique management challenges. Resulting on one hand, new markets and competitors continue to emerge, driven by innovation around some general principles like the emergence of new computing and communication platforms for example the smart phones and again new applications generated by business processes. Opportunities for accessories created in the wake of platform success, such as platform specific utilities. But again these examples change every year.