Development of the Chip Size

Here is a very graphical picture of the development of the chip size for DRAMs up the beginning of the nineties.
You must be aware, however, that chip sizes are not static. As soon as your first product is finished, you try like crazy to reduce the chip size.
That is almost the only way to make money: Make more chips with the established (already payed for) technology.
Development of chip size

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