Next-Generation Lithography (B): Betting on New Production Technology in the Semiconductor Industry

31 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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Melissa M. Appleyard

Portland State University - Management

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Abstract

This cases series is intended for use in a technology management curriculum, and the companion Web site, http://www.darden.virginia.edu/it/explore/, provides a multimedia overview of the technology with the aid of 3-D animation to enhance the learning experience. The series brings to life the challenges faced when pursuing cutting-edge technology development. To bridge the chasm of a major technological discontinuity in the semiconductor industry, the leading firms have to confront challenges associated with intercompany cooperation and coordination in a setting replete with technological uncertainties. Only by doing so will the semiconductor industry be able to continue its adherence to Moores Law. The A case UVA-BP-0423) leads students to formulate strategies for cooperative development targeting much-needed next-generation lithography systems. The B case places students in a position of evaluating what the lead firms (IBM, Intel, and Lucent) actually did.

Keywords: technology management

Suggested Citation

Appleyard, Melissa M., Next-Generation Lithography (B): Betting on New Production Technology in the Semiconductor Industry. Darden Case No. UVA-BP-0424, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1276540

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