List of Specific Industries
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for this industry
[ 334515 ] = Instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and electrical signals – Integrated-circuit testers manufacturing
[ 423690 ] = Other electronic parts and equipment merchant wholesalers – Circuits, integrated, merchant wholesalers
Both men are acknowledged as having independently created the concept. Today, versions of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Circuit Boards or “Chips” are being manufactured in clean room environments, using the most advanced techniques. Since 2008, processor chips having a billion or more transistors have been commercially available.
In the future, specially designed chips may be manufactured for use with home network applications. These will likely use the latest manufacturing capabilities to produce chips with the greatest functionality. By then, today’s 65 nm ( 1 nanometer = one-billionth of a meter ) processes will have been upgraded successfully to the 45 nm generation.
In the future, however, the most advanced VLSI chips may not use the traditional silicon-based techniques of the past.