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Reimagining fabs: Advanced analytics in semiconductor manufacturing

– Fabs want to streamline the end-to-end process for designing and manufacturing semiconductors. Will innovative analytical tools provide the solution they need?

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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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Improving semiconductor R&D

– Using data-driven insights speeds up delivery time, helps change mind-sets, and allows companies to tackle more complex projects.
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Improving the semiconductor industry through advanced analytics

– New techniques can help companies make better decisions by using accurate, reliable, and scientific information to analyze risk,... optimize processes, and predict failure.
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Capital equipment: Will further shrink bring growth?

– The midterm outlook for the capital-equipment industry is positive, but companies need to prepare for the slowdown of Moore’s... law.
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Ray Stata on the evolution of the semiconductor industry

– The cofounder of Analog Devices looks back on his long career and assesses the state of semiconductors today.
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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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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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Winning through M&A? Deal making in the semiconductor sector

– Semiconductor companies have much to gain through M&A if they can overcome their misconceptions and upgrade their execution... strategy.
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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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Ramping up at warp speed

– Fabs can reduce expansion costs and streamline ramps through a new approach that emphasizes data-driven decision making and better... communication.
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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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