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Because of the nature of the study--revisiting an industry that some might consider mature --we felt it was important to set the stage for the research agenda in terms of the industry itself and some paths it is likely to take.
To set the context, we present our view of the likely silicon landscape in 2010, both in terms of technology and computational capability. We introduce the idea of the System on a Chip (SOC) and illustrate the potential of such an approach for military applications.
However, we do not believe that it is likely that industrial SOC technology will be available to the military in 2010 unless significant investments are made in a number of areas, as presented in the following. In addition, it is not at all clear that the form of SOC capability required for high-volume commercial applications will suit military requirements.