Semiconductors

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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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McKinsey on Semiconductors

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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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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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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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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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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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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Using the power of advanced analytics to improve manufacturing, R&D, and sales

– 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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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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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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