Enabling technology for mobile computing
Author(s)Phanse, Vivek, 1974-
Sloan School of Management.
Lionel C. Kimerling and Roy Welsch.
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A strategic, technical, and organizational examination of the customer enabling effort at Intel Corporation was undertaken. The context of this study was the launch of the first boxed mobile processor in the company's history. The technical component of the work consisted of the design and development of a thermal solution to complement the boxed processor. The organizational component involved an examination of the way the team was structured to execute the project. The strategic component looked at the effect of the enabling effort on the mobile computing industry at large. Thermal solutions that met the technical specifications of the boxed mobile processor were successfully designed and prototyped. The implication of a specific thermal solution design on the level of standardization of the notebook computer platform is discussed. The conclusion is that the level of standardization in the industry is already high and is unlikely to be influenced by the boxed mobile processor. Tactics for organizational structure design are suggested for future project staffing.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2000.Includes bibliographical references (p. 75).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering., Sloan School of Management.