Fabless Semiconductor Implementation

Fabless Semiconductor Implementation

by Rakesh Kumar

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Discover How to Launch and Succeed as a Fabless Semiconductor Firm

Fabless Semiconductor Implementation takes you step-by-step through the challenges faced by fabless firms in the development of integrated circuits. This expert guide examines the potential pitfalls of IC implementation in the rapidly growing fabless segment of the semiconductor industry and elaborates how to overcome these difficulties. It provides a comprehensive overview of the issues that executives and technical professionals encounter at fabless companies.

Filled with over 150 on-target illustrations, this business-building tool presents a clear picture of the entire lifecycle of a fabless enterprise, describing how to envision and execute fabless IC implementation.

Inside This Comprehensive Guide to Fabless IC Design

  • Define and specify the product
  • Understand the customer requirements, the value chain, and the supply chain
  • Select the right implementation approach, including “make” vs. “buy”
  • Choose the best technologies and supply chain
  • Implement IC design, fabrication, and manufacturing
  • Build the operations infrastructure to meet cost and quality requirements
  • Program-manage the distributed supply chain
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780071642705
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
    Publication date: 04/20/2008
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 352
    File size: 6 MB

    About the Author

    Rakesh Kumar is a semiconductor industry veteran with extensive experience in managing IC implementation in both fabless and fab environments. He is the Founding Partner and President of TCX, Inc., a company that has assisted many fabless companies. He has held technical and executive positions at Cadence Design Services, Unisys, and Motorola. Dr. Kumar serves on the executive committees of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and the IEEE Engineering Management Council.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Fabless Industry
    Chapter 2. The Big Picture
    Chapter 3. Lifecycle of a Fabless IC Company
    Chapter 4. Selecting the Implementation Approach
    Chapter 5. Selecting the Technologies
    Chapter 6. Implementing the COT Approach
    Chapter 7. Managing Cost
    Chapter 8. Managing the Implementation Program
    Future Trends

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