Title

Managing the Economic Constraints of Foundries and Fabless Enterprises

Published In

Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC), 2015 26th Annual SEMI

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

5-1-2015

Subjects

Technological Change, Decision making, Technology -- Management

Abstract

This paper presents an empirically grounded model, which links organizational learning to pattern-specific fixed costs. The approach described in this paper helps fab managers make fundamental strategic decisions concerning product design and product mix by engaging in scenario planning. Four critical aspects of managing pattern-specific fixed cost are analyzed in detail – sensitivity to time, design cost and production volume; platform designs; process postponement solutions; and design penalties. The model suggests that fabless enterprises and foundries must collaborate extensively on the design and realizations of product platforms for state-of-the-art integrated circuit products to remain economically viable.

Locate the Document

PSU affiliates use Find in PSU library link at top.

Unaffiliated researchers can access the work here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASMC.2015.7164445

DOI

10.1109/ASMC.2015.7164445

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20759

Publisher

IEEE

Share

COinS