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Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 885–896 | Cite as

Technology management and strategy composition: innovation of IC foundry

  • Grace T. R. Lin
  • Hsiao Chen Yu
  • Aaron Y. L. Hsieh
  • James C. Chou
Article

Abstract

The goals of this research are two-tiered: The first goal is to analyze the evaluation criteria used by integrated circuit (IC) designers when selecting foundry service providers. The second goal is to use an in-depth case study on the global IC foundry leader, TSMC, to explore the strategic compositions of IC foundry’s process development, since the process technology has been found, through our survey at the prior stage, to be the most significant evaluation criterion in view of competitiveness in the customer market. As a result, for the foundry industry, technology no longer counts for everything, although it is a priority; coordinated strategies, in contrast, should assure more business merits for all concerned. This study has drawn the strategy matrix with eight categories of IC foundry process strategies.

Keywords

IC foundry IC designers Evaluation criteria MCDM AHP IC process strategy model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grace T. R. Lin
    • 1
  • Hsiao Chen Yu
    • 1
  • Aaron Y. L. Hsieh
    • 1
  • James C. Chou
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Technology ManagementNational Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchu CityTaiwan

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