The most influential body in the chip sector, the US Semiconductor Industry Association, has opened up its roadmap of future developments to non-US companies.
An international version of the roadmap, which holds enormous sway over the strategy making of US chipmakers, will be instituted, although full participation is not on the cards. European and Asian companies will be able to feed contributions to US working groups, which then go on to create the SIA Roadmap. Groups are already creating the next blueprint, expected next year.
"Foreign contributions to the technology roadmap can be very valuable," said SIA president George Scalise. Companies from Japan, Europe and south Korea will be asked to join first.
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