Semiconductors

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Memory: Are challenges ahead?

– The memory segment has been profitable since 2012. Can this continue as new technologies emerge and the competitive landscape evolves?

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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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Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead

– Semiconductor companies can help take ADAS applications to a new level—provided that they are ready to embrace change.
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Creating mutually beneficial partnerships with distributors

– By taking a new approach to sales-channel strategy and execution, semiconductor manufacturers are unlocking significant value... from distribution.
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A new world under construction: China and semiconductors

– The ongoing transformation of the Chinese semiconductor sector requires all parties to raise their game.
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Getting the most from R&D teams

– The size of these teams and the number of sites where they work have a big impact on semiconductor research productivity.
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Making connections: An industry perspective on the Internet of Things

– The CEO of semiconductor company CSR, Joep van Beurden, discusses the progress—and growing pains—of the Internet of... Things market.
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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.
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Beyond the core: Identifying new segments for growth through value-chain partners

– A systematic process for assessing supplier and customer capabilities and relationships can help semiconductor companies identify... adjacent markets and promising opportunities.
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Executive perspective: Vincent Roche, CEO of Analog Devices, on the next wave in semiconductors

– The CEO of a multinational technology firm discusses the state of innovation in the semiconductor industry.
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Fab diagnostics: A data-driven approach to reining in the cost of indirect materials

– Companies that use a set of core analytics to assess consumption patterns can gain better control of production expenses.
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Fab transformation: Four markers of excellence in wafer production

– To succeed with their lean initiatives, managers should focus on improving plant uptime, equipment utilization, process variability,... and product quality.
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How big data and connected consumer products could boost the market for MEMS technology

– MEMS technology continues to thrive in familiar markets, but with the advent of the Internet of Things, a significant new opportunity... is emerging for industry players.

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