Dynamics of the Semiconductor Industry
Where micro meets nano
Course at a Glance
This course deals with semiconductor technology and devices that form the cornerstone of the trillion dollar electronics industry. The class explores the changing semiconductor industry landscape and business models. The escalating cost of semiconductor manufacturing is shaking up the semiconductor industry, posing challenges for the long term future of the industry but also creating opportunities, in particular for IC companies who do not own a fab ( fab-less companies). The class review s the underlying technology, devices, products and design strategies as well as the supply chain and available ecosystem for the design and manufacturing of semiconductor products, particular ly from the point of view of a fabless company. Students will understand the technology and business of making semiconductor products. The class will consist of lectures by the instructor and case studies with student participation. No prior knowledge of electronics or semiconductors is needed.
Created by J. Van der Spiegel: Updated: January 22, 2013