Hugo De Man, shrinker of micro-electronics

“At the present degree of miniaturization in micro-electronics, we’re approaching lots of different limits at the same time. The problems are stacking up, making it extremely difficult to take the next steps. To keep up with Moore’s Law, we’ll have to solve them all in the next few years. [..] I wouldn’t lose any sleep if we don’t succeed. Other kinds of improvement are more important. Hooking up electronics more effectively to their surroundings, for instance. That would give you devices that can monitor your heartbeat or regulate chemical processes. It will profoundly change our industry, transportation and the way we interact with our environment.”