Evolutionary business models and inter-firm engineering processes between the foundry and fabless in the semiconductor industry

Ruey Shan Guo, Yea Huey Su, Su Fen Chiu, Fan Yun Pai, Chung Pin Yeh

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Abstract

The goals of this paper are to explore the evolutionary business models between the foundry and fabless and the inter-firm engineering processes. By conducting field interviews and empirical study, this research summarizes three phases of inter-firm business models which include: transaction-based, partnership-based, and collaboration-based relationship. In the third phase, the participating partners include not only the foundry/fabless players but also the third-party suppliers such as EDA vendors, IP providers and design service providers. The transaction targets are exchanged mainly to gain "complementary assets" so that each player can reduce its investment and development risks. To reduce the "transaction costs" within this alliance, these players need seamless collaboration processes and effective inter-firm engineering processes. Service management from the foundry side is also described using a generic framework and some business implications are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing, ISSM - Conference Proceedings
Pages275-278
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event16th Annual 2007 International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing, ISSM - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: 15 Oct 200717 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1523-553X

Conference

Conference16th Annual 2007 International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing, ISSM
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period15/10/0717/10/07

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