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
Where this industry goes from here will determine the potentials of home networks and the abilities of intelligent computers. In the future, other forms of digital products may replace IC technology altogether. Several technologies may become common in home networks… Intel’s “Ivy Bridge” processor released in 2011 uses 3-D “Tri-Gate” transistors and 22 nanometer process technology with almost 3 billion of them on a single chip ( http://futuretimeline.net ).
Other possible hard disk technologies: Perpendicular recording (100-200 Gigabit per square inch); patterned media; self-organized magnetic arrays; heat-assisted magnetic recording ( http://www.misrc.umn.edu/seminars/slides/2004/04232004_Seminar_Slides.pdf ). Other possible memory technologies: IBM’s Racetrack Memory chip (2011); graphene matrix technology (2008); and phase change memory (2007) ( http://technoleracy.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/computer-memory-advances-moore-law-safe-for-at-least-another-2-decades/ )