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How Your Business Should Realize the Benefits of the OEM-Foundry-Direct Revolution

Published: 30 January 2019

ID: G00383373

Analyst(s): Anushree Verma , Gaurav Gupta


The OEM-foundry-direct model, in which OEMs design their own chips, bypassing traditional design companies, and work directly with foundries, offers both opportunities and challenges. Technology general managers at OEMs should apply Gartner’s framework in deciding to pursue this model.

Table Of Contents


  • Utilize Gartner’s Framework to Evaluate Whether the OEM-Foundry-Direct Model Will Work for You
  • Develop Chip Design Capability Through Talent Acquisition

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