As microchips increasingly become an integral part of our lives, share prices for many companies that make them are rising fast. Last week shares of NVIDIA Corp (NVDA) jumped over 30%, pushing its market cap over $1 trillion, following its latest earnings announcement. Its shares were up 180% year-to-date as of June 13. The iShares Semiconductor Sector ETF (SOXX) has gained more than 45% YTD, and the VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH) has gained over 50%. This area is getting a lot of investor attention, but it is also an industry that may be on the cusp of a revolution.