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How the semiconductor industry is taking charge of its transformation

– Three snapshots demonstrate areas of change and opportunity.

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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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The rise of the machines: How Chinese executives think about developments in artificial intelligence

– Our survey finds that despite the promise artificial intelligence holds, Chinese companies in traditional industries are struggling... with how to invest in the technology.
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Speed for simplicity: An interview with Lenovo’s Gerry Smith

– Simpler to use, cheaper to operate, faster to implement, easier to adapt—what IT customers want is changing an entire industry,... and one of its largest players.
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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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Which commercial models make mobile-enterprise SaaS start-ups successful?

– A new survey shows that some SaaS providers achieve greater value per customer than others. Their strong go-to-market strategies... may help explain this trend.
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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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Learning from Google’s digital culture

– What can traditional organizations learn from digital natives? In this interview, Google’s VP of US sales and operations... explains how the company’s culture developed and continues to be nurtured.

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