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How many angels can dance on the top of a pin?

(Or who is supporting the inverted electronics value chain pyramid?)

In the recent year even the general public started to realise that our inverted economy pyramid is balancing dangerously on the semiconductor industry. In this post I would like to focus on few facts. 


In the figure below the data for the worldwide electronics value chain are from 2017, however the data for the wafer capacity are from 2020.


The worldwide GDP in 2017 was $81.2 trillion. $48.8 (60%) of this value was directly enabled by the semiconductor industry. Much of the rest of the GDP was most probably also heavily supported by the semiconductor industry.


The semiconductor manufacturers are supporting this top heavy inverted pyramid. 


Clearly the support of the inverted pyramid from the East outweighs by far the support from the West. And in the middle between the West and the East is Russia...


For long year the UK focus has been at the top of the pyramid. Can you guess whose support of the inverted pyramid the hair thin line on the West represents? Actually the line should be so thin that it becomes invisible.


In strong wind situations the inverted pyramids have tendency of falling and crashing in the direction of less support.


#semiconductor #CMOS #microelectronics #electronics #economy

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