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    Test, the unsung heroes of semiconductor economics: In 1970, one dollar of installed test equipment could test 41 transistors. It could be even worse in the future when you consider that 50 years later, a 1970 dollar was worth $6.61. Yet a 2020 dollar of installed test equipment in 2020 could test 200M transistors, for a gain of 7 orders of magnitude. It works out to a 56% CAGR or 2.4x every Moore's Law cycle of 2 years...

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