Industry dynamics within semiconductor value chain : IDM, foundry and fabless
Author(s)Wu, Shih-Lung, 1963-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Management of Technology Program.
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This thesis intends to analyze the semiconductor value chain and identify critical factors, which impact the future industry structure. The main focus is in the dynamics among IDM (Integrated Design Manufacture), foundry and fabless companies. This analysis will utilize double helix  model with consideration of economics of scale, fixed cost and product life cycle. Furthermore, the cost and time-to-market factors involved in SoC (system-on-chip) and FPGA/PLD development will be explored. Based on the analysis, a tool will be developed to evaluate make-or-buy (developing own SoC or using off-shelf FPGA/PLD) decision.
Thesis (S.M.M.O.T.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Management of Technology Program, 2003.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 60).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Management of Technology Program.; Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Management of Technology Program.