In Sematech, Larry D. Browning and Judy C. Shetler trace the history of Sematech, a consortium formed by fourteen major American semiconductor manufacturers and the U.S. government. Its goal: "To provide the U.S. semiconductor industry the capability for world leadership in manufacturing". Sematech was formed to improve manufacturing competence, not to develop specific products.
By 1994, U.S. chip makers were once again ahead in global market share. Sematech had forged this success by first identifying the companies with the best operating solutions to each problem and then disseminating these practices throughout the industry.
Browning and Shetler's well-written, thoughtful history will inform business historians, managers, and public policy scholars about the development and success of the U.S. computer chip industry and may also suggest the application of Sematech's techniques to other fields of business.
|Hardcover Book, 296 pages||English|
|Texas A&M University Press (Jun. 1st, 2000)||Unknown|
|9780890969373||16.38 x 24.41 x 2.74 cm|