Novel semiconductor business model - Engineering chain for the semiconductor industry

Jonathan Yung Cheng Chang, Fan-Tien Cheng, Tsung Li Wang

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Abstract

The foundry business model was first developed by TSMC in 1985. A foundry should provide customers with IC manufacturing services. Those customers include IC design houses, integrated device manufacturers (IDM), and system suppliers. However, most electronic products are consumer products, and their life cycle has been reducing with time. An IC design house needs to continuously develop ICs with new functions to meet the current market demand for consumable products. Meanwhile, to support customers for high speed and low cost end product development, foundry service providers must also continue developing new process technologies, from 0.25um down to 32nm. Unfortunately, advances in new manufacturing process technologies also create difficulties in new IC design. These advances increase the IC design failure rate. Currently, no effective working model and system exists to solve this problem. To formulate this high IC design failure problem, this work proposes a novel Engineering-Chain (EC) business model. This work also proposes an Engineering Chain Management System (ECMS) to help achieve the goals of EC, such as improving IC design success rate, reducing IC design cycle time, lowering IC design costs, and increasing revenue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07
Pages1597-1602
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 27
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2007 Apr 102007 Apr 14

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period07-04-1007-04-14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Chang, J. Y. C., Cheng, F-T., & Wang, T. L. (2007). Novel semiconductor business model - Engineering chain for the semiconductor industry. In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07 (pp. 1597-1602). [4209316] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2007.363552