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Semiconductor Industry Consolidation: Who will survive?

Posted on: 07-Dec-2007

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Slides from today's Keynote at edaForum07, sponsored by edacentrum. Here is the abstract: The change from micro to nano-manufacturing has created problems and opportunities throughout the semiconductor manufacturing food chain, from design to test and packaging. The challenge of nano-manufacturing has driven the companies to undertake an increasing number of corporate re-structuring activities, which not only include mergers and acquisitions, but spin-offs as well. The presentation concentrates on the opportunities that nano-manufacturing has created for chip designers, EDA and manufacturing. It also addresses several critical questions: Is the current business environment increasing the industry consolidation? Or is the design and manufacturing specialization a more prevalent trend, and why? What is the role of foundries, and can chipmakers still differentiate through manufacturing? Is there an opportunity for designers to influence the current trends? The companies that are able to master these challenges and turn them into strengths that can be exploited in today's market place are the future winners. This keynote presentation is based on VLSI Research's databases and analysis to provide viewpoint to these critical trends.


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