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Capital Equipment Manufacturers

Capital equipment companies provide the tools that power the semiconductors industry’s manufacturing branch. We help them define... the innovation roadmaps, product development processes, and sourcing and manufacturing excellence that keep them on the leading edge.


Fabless companies have a special set of challenges to address, beyond reference designs and relationships with foundries. We help... them develop efficient manufacturing strategies, sharp brand positioning, and targeted investment strategies.


Foundries provide the state-of-the-art manufacturing services that power a vast array of high tech devices. Our specialists combine... technical expertise drawn from working on fab floors with rigorous business training to help foundries improve productivity, reduce costs and decrease complexity.

Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs)

Integrated device manufacturers face challenges in R&D, budgeting, and product development. We help them reduce costs, run efficient... manufacturing plants, and develop sharp go-to-market strategies.

Our people

Harald Bauer

Senior Partner, Frankfurt
Advises semiconductor and high-tech clients on matters of strategy, operations, and performance transformation

Nick Santhanam

Senior Partner, Silicon Valley
Specializes in helping high-tech, semiconductor, industrial, and private-equity clients tackle operational and strategic challenges

Bill Wiseman

Senior Partner, Taipei
Uses his expertise within the advanced-electronics value chain to help clients capture value from technology inflections and increasingly global...



Numetrics delivers analytics-driven R&D performance benchmarks and accurate estimates of design complexity, project duration,... and staffing requirements. Using Numetrics, companies can typically raise R&D productivity by 20 to 40 percent, decrease schedule slip by 60 to 90 percent, and reduce time-to-market (TTM) by 5 to 10 percent.

Internet of Things

IoT gives our clients the opportunity to solve some of their most intractable business challenges; to improve the way they work... internally and the way their products and services work for their customers.



McKinsey on Semiconductors, Issue 5

The big question facing the sector is what it will take to move beyond the current period of sluggish returns. Will the next year herald the start of the Semi 2.0 era—a new period of improved performance and value creation? Or will revenues and growth remain relatively flat? The articles in this issue directly address these questions.

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