Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Fable: The Mountaineers
Once upon a time, the speaker at a Nobel prize ceremony said:
‘The summit of Everest was reached by a small party of ardent climbers. Working from an advance base, they succeeded. More than a generation of mountaineers had toiled to establish that base. Your assault on the semiconductor problem was likewise launched from a high altitude camp, contributed by many scientists. Yours, too, was a supreme effort – of foresight, ingenuity and perseverance – exercised individually and as a team. Surely supreme joy befalls the man to whom those breathtaking vistas from the summit unfold.’
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