Microelectronics industry, which had represented the essence of advanced technology in the past, is becoming more commoditized, and competition within any given segments of the microelectronics value chain is continuously increasing.
Broadcom  has been an example of a fast follower fabless company. The PDTG is an important organization in the transitioning foundry business model from the pure-play manufacturing only to turn-key new product development solution provider in the microelectronics industry.
Thus, with the shift of technology to OSAT business, this segment of the microelectronics industry is transitioning to provide miniaturized packaging solution for advanced-node SoCs. Due to the increase in the cost and complexities of SoC design, the fabless companies, also, outsource design activities to vendors or corporate partners as shown in Figure 2 a .
Integrated customer support team, PDTG to support different emerging roles of a transitioning foundry in providing complete IC product development solution provider. Fabless Business Model The foundry business model provides fabless companies an easy market entry with limited capital investment.
The fabless segment will dominate in more and more successful applications, especially in consumer electronics and some areas of Information Technology.
Fabless versus IDMs IC sales during showing the historical trend of fabless companies performed much better than in every year; data obtained from . And, nearly all IDMs have outsourced some of their logic production to dedicated foundries and became fab-lite. The fabless companies create value with less capital investment as well as by establishing dominance in niche application rather than across applications.
And, recently, the new trends are emerging in the foundry business, fabless segments, IDMs, and front-end and back-end manufacturing .
Besides, foundries co-develop novelty technologies with fabless customers; e. Thus, in order to take advantage of this tremendous business opportunity, some of the foundries are transitioning to complete IC new product development solution providers to their customers  -.
The PDTG supports in-house technology development and characterization. Figure 6 b shows the emerging trend in the front-end manufacturing where foundries are leading the bulk of the business.
It provides design and manufacturing solutions to customers, develops and maintains intellectual properties, and manages relationship with vendors, corporate partners, and academia for research and development of emerging technologies and products.
The foundry business model will evolve by acquiring competencies in durable new materials for manufacturing IC chips for driverless cars, active engagement with the automotive industry and city governance in establishing standards and requirements for driverless cars, and testing for reliability, durability, and safety of driverless automobiles; the fabless design houses will continue transitioning by acquiring competencies in design for reliability, durability, and safety, and acquiring relevant knowledge on the dependable and robust software codes in collaboration with the electronic design automation companies; and the back-end manufacturer will acquire core competencies in advanced packaging materials and packaging technology for providing durable IC chips for automotive applications in extreme environmental conditions and smart city infrastructure.
Cite this paper Saha, S. And, therefore, the leading semiconductor assembly and test companies are developing capabilities to offer miniaturized or scaled packaging solutions of ICs to their customers.
Conclusion The present study shows that the major business sectors of the microelectronics industry will continue to evolve to provide solutions for driverless cars and smart city infrastructure by acquiring core competencies in manufacturing smart and durable electronic systems.
Open Journal of Business and Management, 4, As a result, the price competition in this segment of the microelectronics industry value-chain is intensifying .
One of the major drivers in transitioning the industry is automobile industry for mass production of driverless cars.
The foundry business model established a new way of gaining competitive advantage by the IC companies without multi-bil- lion dollar capital investments to set up manufacturing fabs  -.
Vertical Disintegration of the of the integrated device manufacturers IDMs creating fabless IC design house and pure-play foundry business model in the microelectronics industry.
The competition within any given segment of the microelectronics value chain is continuously increasing leading to the transition of the respective business model.Finally, the paper explores the government's role in the development of the U.S.
microelectronics industry. This report is part of the RAND Corporation paper series. THE ROLE OF MICROMECHANICAL TESTING IN MICROELECTRONICS Ian McEnteggart Instron Limited Coronation Road, THE ROLE OF MICROMECHANICAL TESTING IN MICROELECTRONICS Ian McEnteggart Instron Limited Microelectronics Industry is now emulating the path taken by traditional mechanical.
WHAT IS MICROELECTRONICS? The invention of the transistor in revolutionized the semiconductor industry as it replaced the usage of vacuum tubes in. The critical role of PDTG to support complete IC new product development is reported in the literature  -.
The PDTG is an important organization in the transitioning foundry business model from the pure-play manufacturing only to turn-key new product development solution provider in the microelectronics industry.
The semiconductor industry is the aggregate collection of companies engaged in the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices. It formed aroundonce the fabrication of semiconductors became a viable business.
The microelectronics sector continues to grow each year, with the global semiconductor industry worth more than $ billion in This growth drives demand for electrical and electronics engineers and circuit designers that can develop the connected devices, sensors, embedded systems and actuators.Download