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Dataquest Insight: The Outsourcing of Semiconductor R&D

Published: 19 June 2008

ID: G00158511

Analyst(s): Dean Freeman


R&D and design costs are escalating at each technology node. Semiconductor and equipment companies are outsourcing precompetitive R&D, joining a consortium or doing both to reduce costs as one way to improve profitability.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Research for Research's Sake
    • Centers of Excellence
  • R&D Consortia
  • Government/Industry Consortia
  • Industry-Driven Consortia
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Looking Forward

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