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The next wave of innovation in photonics

– More end products are integrating lasers with sensors and optics, opening new opportunities for photonics manufacturers.
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Coping with the auto-semiconductor shortage: Strategies for success

– Just as cars and trucks go digital, a scarcity of semiconductors is causing billions of dollars in lost revenue for the automotive... industry. Here’s why it’s happening and how to move forward.
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Implementing a digital transformation at industrial companies

– Six building blocks can help industrial companies create a strong digital strategy and generate top value from digitization.
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Scaling AI in the sector that enables it: Lessons for semiconductor-device makers

– Artificial intelligence has significant value-creation potential in the semiconductor industry. How can semiconductor companies... deploy AI at scale and capture this value?
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Building a more competitive US manufacturing sector

– A fresh sense of urgency and new opportunities could give the sector momentum.

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How the semiconductor industry can emerge stronger after the COVID-19 crisis

– Semiconductor companies that begin revising their long-term strategies now may emerge stronger in the next normal.
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McKinsey on Semiconductors, Issue 7

Our world is being transformed by the growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other new technologies. Although... semiconductor companies are well positioned to capture value from these innovations, they also face challenges, including rising costs, increased competition, and inefficient supply chains. This issue of McKinsey on Semiconductors will help them navigate the road ahead.

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The next wave of innovation in photonics

– More end products are integrating lasers with sensors and optics, opening new opportunities for photonics manufacturers.
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Renesas’s Hidetoshi Shibata on leadership through difficult times

– A CEO discusses past and future strategy in the evolving semiconductor sector.
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Navigating through change: An interview with NXP Semiconductors’ Kurt Sievers

– A new CEO reflects on the past year and looks at what’s ahead for semiconductors.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains

– With the world undergoing its second “once in a generation” disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.
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Semiconductor design and manufacturing: Achieving leading-edge capabilities

– As chips get smaller and competition increases, semiconductor companies need a new strategy that considers everything from fab... size to supply-chain issues.
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Why now is the time to stress-test your industrial supply chain

– An effective way to increase supply-chain resilience is to understand the impact a crisis could have, well before it happens.
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Cybersecurity in automotive: Mastering the challenge

– With the software content of cars increasing, what do automotive players need to know about cybersecurity?
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How the semiconductor industry can emerge stronger after the COVID-19 crisis

– Semiconductor companies that begin revising their long-term strategies now may emerge stronger in the next normal.
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Coronavirus: Industrial IoT in challenging times

– The Industrial Internet of Things can help companies navigate the current crisis and emerge stronger once operations ramp up again.
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Coronavirus: Implications for the semiconductor industry

– The coronavirus is shifting demand patterns for major semiconductor end markets. How will these changes ultimately affect the... semiconductor industry, and how can leaders respond?
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Building a flexible supply chain in low-volume, high-mix industrials

– Industrial companies can optimize and increase the flexibility of their supply chains—and improve their bottom lines—by... using a new approach.
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