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Strategies for Semiconductor Buyers to Deal With Component Shortages

Published: 24 May 2018

ID: G00348549

Analyst(s): Samuel Wang , Gaurav Gupta


In 2017, semiconductor buyers faced supply constraints for chips and devices, resulting in delays and final-product price increases. Technology product management leaders at these companies must adopt best practices in their organizations to deal with any component shortages in the future.

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  • Key Challenges



  • System Companies Must Leverage Purchasing Power to Assist Suppliers in Wafer Allocation
  • System Companies Must Stop Overnegotiating for Critical Components
  • System Companies Must Accelerate Qualification Time for New Vendors and Technology

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