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Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry

Clair Brown and Greg Linden


For 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. This book traces the industry over more than twenty years through eight technical and competitive crises that forced it to adapt in order to continue 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 advantage. These eight interrelated crise ... More

Keywords: semiconductors, global economic growth, social change, microchips, electronic devices, computing, communications, entertainment, industry, competitive crises

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262013468
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clair Brown, author

Greg Linden, author