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Abstract

There have been alternating cycles of standardization and customization in the semiconductor industry, which I first noticed in 1987. It later appeared in Electronics Weekly (U.K.) in January 1991 under the name of Makimoto’s wave. As shown in Fig. 1, there have been changes in direction roughly every ten years.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsugio Makimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Hitachi, Ltd.TokyoJapan

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