So, Moore’s Law, which dominated process technology in semiconductors for decades, will remain the driver in a limited number of high volume areas. But it may cease to exist the moment the boundaries of physical ability or economical feasibility are achieved.

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MUNICH, Germany — Li-Tec GmbH, a joint venture of automotive OEM Daimler AG and chemical company Evonik AG, has opened a development laboratory aiming at lithium ion battery production technologies. The German government highlighted the significance of the topic by a visit of research minister Anette Schavan — and the commitment to spend €59 million (about $83 million) into the development of this technology.