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Chips and Change

Summary Chips and Change

Tinue its exponential rate of improved chip performance The industry's changes have in turn shifted the basis on which firms hold or gain global competitive advantageThese eight interrelated crises do not have tidy beginnings and ends Most in fact are still ongoing often in altered form The US semiconductor industry's fear that it would be overtaken by Japan in the 1980s for example foreshadows current concerns over the new global competitors China and India The intersecting crises of rising costs for both design and manufacturing are compounded by consumer pressure for lower prices Other. Good read Gives a historical perspective on trends in semiconductor industry Must read for people in workingwant to work in semiconductor industry Although a person working in semiconductor industry might find all the data and content obvious it still gives a nice brush up on semiconductor industry

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Crises discussed in the book include the industry's steady march toward the limits of physics the fierce competition that keeps its profits modest even as development costs soar and the global search for engineering talentOther high tech industries face crises of their own and the semiconductor industry has much to teach about how industries are transformed in response to such powerful forces as technological change shifting product markets and globalization Chips and Change also offers insights into how chip firms have developed defended and in some cases lost global competitive advantage. Great overview of the dynamics of the contemporary Semiconductor market I read this for work but actually enjoyed it It has real numbers in it Yay

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How the chip industry has responded to a series of crises over the past twenty five years often reinventing itself and shifting the basis for global competitive advantageFor decades the semiconductor industry has been a driver of global economic growth and social change Semiconductors particularly the microchips essential to most electronic devices have transformed computing communications entertainment and industry In Chips and Change Clair Brown and Greg Linden trace the industry over than twenty years through eight technical and competitive crises that forced it to adapt in order to con. 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5 thoughts on “Chips and Change

  1. says:

    I can't remember the circumstances in which this book was recommended to me only that I capitalized on an price mistake that camelcamelcamel alerted me to in which I purchased this 40 book from my wish list for 8 I suppose that is how they get youIt sat there on my shelf bright bright green for several years staring at me until I finally decided to tackle itI make these points because I do not think I was the intended audience for this book It's by no means a bad book I just feel that I should have a master's in computer engineering business development to fully appreciate it I suppose I was hoping for and expecting a neat little history of electronics from the last couple of decades which it technically is but very technically This isn't a story about people I can't recall any names of specific individuals given but there are lots of numbers and charts and graphs but no pictures of the complicated technologies being describedIt reads like a thesis or dissertation wrapped up and sold in a hardcover packaging That is to say you can tell the authors worked really hard on conducting their research and synthesizing it into a cohesive narrative but it's not all that fun to read There are occasional interesting tidbits along the way I appreciated For example in the 1970s and 80s everyone thought Japan was going to take over the entire electronics industry and conseuently have a booming economy in the 1990s That didn't happen The authors explain that this is in part because Japan focused on making high uality expensive parts for corporate mainframe computers which were in demand for a long time but failed to shift to making lower uality and cheaper parts for consumer home PCs when those suddenly became the bee's knees Oops I wonder if that is why Japan is culturally not as in to using desktop PCs for gaming and other entertainmentSo yeah if you really love electronics and numbers and want to shake up the semiconductor industry soon but don't know how to get started this book is for you


  2. says:

    Good read Gives a historical perspective on trends in semiconductor industry Must read for people in workingwant to work in semiconductor industry Although a person working in semiconductor industry might find all the data and content obvious it still gives a nice brush up on semiconductor industry


  3. says:

    Great overview of the dynamics of the contemporary Semiconductor market I read this for work but actually enjoyed it It has real numbers in it Yay


  4. says:

    Interesting but very vertical in focus As a result it uickly feels dated and needs a revisit for the current landscape


  5. says:

    Gregory LindenΦBK UCLA 1992Co authorFrom the publisher The semiconductor “chip” industry is at the heart of the digital revolution In this book targeted to an academic and industry audience two economists look at how global chip firms like Intel and ualcomm have dealt with a series of challenges and opportunities The book was published as the industry’s rate of progress Moore’s Law” was losing steam and China was just beginning to make an impact The eight crises it analyzes are still relevant today for national policymakers chip firms and their workers as the industry continues to reinvent itself


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