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Abhijit Mahindroo

Senior PartnerSouthern California

Co-leads Semiconductors in the Americas

Abhijit co-leads Semiconductors in the Americas. He has spent time in our Delhi, Silicon Valley, and Southern California offices and specializes in helping semiconductor, industrial, and automotive clients on strategy and operations issues.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • developing integration-support programs (deal strategy, preliminary diligence, integration planning, and execution) for industry-defining mergers across the semiconductor value chain—which includes equipment, fabless, and integrated device manufacturers, and systems—that are well received by the industry and have met strategic and value-capture objectives
  • creating operations-transformation programs for various semiconductor and industrial companies that have driven 20 to 30 percent improvement in throughput, cost, and cycle time across manufacturing and assembly plants
  • developing R&D-optimization programs (including portfolio strategy, product road mapping, platform strategy, process improvement, and offshoring strategy) that have improved R&D effectiveness and efficiency for semiconductor and systems clients by 15 to 30 percent
  • generating growth-strategy programs for core and noncore business building for semiconductor and automotive clients affected by technology-driven disruptions
  • leading due-diligence projects focused on the semiconductor and industrial space for private-equity and corporate-investment organizations

Abhijit also co-led the acquisition and integration of Numetrics, an R&D planning and benchmarking solution.

Abhijit convenes McKinsey’s T-30 summit for top executives (CEOs, COOs, and CFOs) from technology, semiconductor, and industrial companies. The summit is a platform designed to foster dialogue, share learning, and debate among friends in an informal setting. Abhijit has also spoken on key industry trends and their implications at several industry conferences, including those organized by the Global Semiconductor Alliance and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.

Published work

New silicon carbide prospects emerge as market adapts to EV expansion,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

Coherent’s Chuck Mattera on growing a $5 billion company,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Imperatives for photonics companies in the next wave of growth,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Rapid throughput improvement at mature semiconductor fabs,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Viewing change as opportunity: An interview with Western Digital’s David Goeckeler,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Manufacturing process innovation for industrials,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

The next wave of innovation in photonics,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Renesas’s Hidetoshi Shibata on leadership through difficult times,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Navigating through change: An interview with NXP Semiconductors’ Kurt Sievers,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

How the semiconductor industry can emerge stronger after the COVID-19 crisis,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Energizing industrial manufacturing through active performance management,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Coronavirus: Implications for the semiconductor industry,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Building a flexible supply chain in low-volume, high-mix industrials,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

The case for an end-to-end automotive-software platform,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Accelerating profitability for medium-size industrial companies,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Trend spotting: Qualcomm executives consider the next wave of growth in semiconductors,” McKinsey on Semiconductors, Autumn 2014

Executive perspective: Vincent Roche, CEO of Analog Devices, on the next wave in semiconductors,” McKinsey on Semiconductors, Autumn 2014

The potential shake-up in semiconductor manufacturing business models,” McKinsey on Semiconductors, Autumn, 2013

Will analog be as good tomorrow as it was yesterday?McKinsey on Semiconductors, Autumn, 2011


Stanford University
MS, electrical engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
BTech, electrical engineering