Semiconductors

Working across the semiconductor industry, we help our clients transform and grow. In the last five years, we have served eight of the ten largest companies in the semiconductor value chain. We work with fabless, foundry, integrated device manufacturers; electronic design automation and capital equipment makers; test and assembly companies; and distributors.

McKinsey on Semiconductors

Number 4
Autumn 2014
A broad analysis of the factors reshaping the industry

Tools & solutions

McKinsey Numetrics

Numetrics is an analytics solution for companies engaged in semiconductor (IC) and embedded software development. It helps companies optimize the product development cycle, determine the optimal resource allocation model and reduce project timelines. Numetrics analytics combine the most comprehensive industry databases (data from 2,000+ semiconductor projects & 1,400+ embedded SW projects) with empirical models to reduce development risks through fact-based planning and “what if” simulations.more

Latest thinking

The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity
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The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity

This connectivity trend is now recognized as a source of growth for semiconductor players and their customers. Here we consider the opportunities and constraints for components manufacturers.

Semiconductors in China
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Semiconductors in China: Brave new world or same old story?

July 2014—Executives of global semiconductor companies have had their eyes on China for many years, primarily as a customer-rich end market and a source of innovation. But now they will need to take an even closer look.

Moore's law
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Moore's law: Repeal or renewal?

Economic conditions could invalidate Moore's law after decades as the semiconductor industry's innovation touchstone. The impact on chip makers and others could be dramatic.

Bringing energy efficiency to the fab
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Bringing energy efficiency to the fab

Large semiconductor fabs use as much as 100 megawatt-hours of power each hour, which is more than many automotive plants or oil refineries do. In some markets, electricity can account for up to 30 percent of fab operating costs, so there is significant opportunity in rethinking power usage and management.

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