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Smartphone Growth Slows for Lack of a Driver

28nm is still the last node of Moore’s Law, says Zvi Or-Bach of MonolithiC 3D Inc., who beats the drum for monolithic 3D.

“Samsung and smartphones in general look to be in trouble and that’s bad news for the electronics industry” wrote Rick Merritt in his Smartphone, Samsung in Trouble recent report from MWC15 in Barcelona. Rick clearly points to 14nm FinFET as the source of the problem and continues  “fUnit of capacitance. The basic unit of a measure of a capacitor. A capacitor charged to 1 volt with a charge of 1 coulombA coulomb is the unit of electric charge. It is named after Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.1 coulomb is the amount of electric charge transported by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second. It can also be defined in terms of capacitance and voltage, where one coulomb is defined as one farad of capacitance times one volt of electric potential difference. would have a capacitance of 1 farad. 1 microF = .000001 Farads. smartphone growth slows for lack of a driver, as tablet growth is already doing, the electronics industry could be in trouble … it’s beginning to feel like another big bubble building up.”

Few days later, the following chart supporting Rick’s impression was released in a new report from IHS.

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