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McKinsey on Semiconductors, Issue 6

It’s a time of change for the semiconductor industry. Will companies capture emerging opportunities and manage disruptions in traditional markets like automotive? Can they use advanced analytics or new approaches to manufacturing to remain competitive as margin pressures increase? The articles in this issue directly address these questions and more.

ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

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What’s new with the Internet of Things?

– Adoption of the Internet of Things is proceeding more slowly than expected, but semiconductor companies can help accelerate growth through new technologies and business models.
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Security in the Internet of Things

– Security issues may represent the greatest obstacle to growth of the Internet of Things. How can semiconductor companies help resolve them?
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Mobility trends: What’s ahead for automotive semiconductors

– New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors. Here’s what companies need to know about new opportunities.
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How semiconductor companies can win in China’s new product-development landscape

– Product-design centers in China want to become stronger engines of global innovation. What does this mean for semiconductor suppliers?
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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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From hardware to software: How semiconductor companies can lead a successful transformation

– Many semiconductor companies struggle when attempting to transition from hardware to software. How can they improve the process?
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Optimizing back-end semiconductor manufacturing through Industry 4.0

– Can Industry 4.0 tools help back-end semiconductor factories capture elusive gains in productivity, throughput, and quality?
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Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

– R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams.

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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.