Open Innovation is the new paradigm that most of the industries are incorporating in order to enhance mutual firm-customer value. Companies are bringing customers, suppliers, and partners under the common goal of shortening design time, minimizing time-to-volume and speeding time-to-market and ultimately time-to-money. This paper analyzes the trend of open innovation in top pure-play foundries through literature research. Case study company, TSMC, is evaluated against a set of criteria that were derived out of the general trend in top foundries such as Chartered Semiconductor, UMC, Global Foundries and SMIC. The results show an increasing trend in the adoption of a collaborative style of open innovation in these companies.
Murthy, Mamatha; Lin, Chihsun; Honnappa, Lokesh; and Xu, Yuan, "Open Innovation Trend in Semiconductor Industry - A Foundry's Perspective" (2011). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 659.