Samsung Grabs The 450 Mm Pie - Gizmo Watch: "The 450 mm wafers could trounce the monopoly of IC and chip-equipment and force them to file for insolvency. Well, this could be a hypothetical situation as the wafers are quite gamble and can trounce themselves into bankruptcy. In an industry which is fueled by minute by minute competition to produce something new, one cannot actually predict how thongs might turn out. Samsung, which might get to take the major step in this regard, can give other companies a tough time many of which may not be able to afford to shift to the new wafer size. Nippon, Brooks and Asyst are some companies which are quietly working on the wafers."