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Feb 26th, 2013
How will the technology evolution impact the semiconductor industry and its supply chain? Successful semiconductor fabless 2013, April 10 - 12 in Paris, France
According to Yole Développement, “In the semiconductor industry, there are different ways of managing the technology evolution and doing business”. Indeed, key players like Intel are at the forefront of technological developments and adapt their capabilities by introducing new production lines. Such companies have vast financial resources for in-house development. However, for most of semiconductor companies, this is not the case. Instead, they’re limited by industrialization costs and have thus decided to subcontract this step to foundries. But regardless of which path a company takes, the semiconductor supply chain is moving swiftly and the fabless business model is becoming increasingly popular.
The fabless model has existed in the semiconductor sector for many years and has proven to be very successful. The top 12 fabless semiconductor companies own 80% of the market. Due to their long-running, ever-growing success, we’ve seen the emergence of fabless companies in other sectors such as MEMS, Sensors, and Power Electronics. In fact, "Going fabless" has become a strategic choice. So what are the options, and how are they best evaluated? When and how should they be reevaluated?
Semiconductor business model
(Source: Successful Semiconductor Fabless 2013 conference, Yole Développement, Feb. 2013)
SSF 2013 includes key industrial speakers such as Amkor Technology, FEI Europe, GaN Systems, imec, Nanium and poLight … as well as plenty of constructive debates and invaluable networking time. The full program is available at www.ssf2013.fr. For more information, please contact Sandrine Leroy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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