Virtual inter-firm collaborative framework-An IC foundry merger/acquisition project

Kuo Cheng Ku, Hsing Pei Kao, Charan K. Gurumurthy

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This study proposes a novel virtual collaborative framework to assist in analyzing and designing logistical processes for inter-firm merger/acquisitions in the IC foundry industry. To elucidate the different but correlated issues when developing the framework, enterprise ontology theory is adopted to deal with knowledge-sharing problems involving merger/acquisition partners. Additionally, several analytical methods, including collaborative production lifecycle chain diagram, process chain diagram and unified modeling language (UML), are utilized for analyzing issues at different levels to design a virtual prototype for mergers/acquisitions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-401
Number of pages14
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • IC foundry
  • Merger project management
  • Object-oriented analysis
  • Virtual inter-firm collaboration


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