Defending the IP of the US Semiconductor Industry

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Eldredge
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Needs US Government cooperation
Eldredge   2/27/2014 8:36:38 PM
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As a first step, wafer fabs should develop symbiotic partnerships with the US Government to ensure the sustainability of its capital investments.

In order to succeed, the semiconductor fab industry will have to convince the US government of the strategic importance in maintaining domestic financial and manufacturing control.

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Re: Needs US Government cooperation
apek   2/27/2014 8:50:27 PM
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I agree Eldredge. That is whole purpose of my upcoming book "Sustaining Moore's Law: The Macroeconomics of US Microelectronics Industry". You can read the Synopsis here http://www.electronics.ca/macroeconomics-of-us-microelectronics-industry.html

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Re: Needs US Government cooperation
Eldredge   2/27/2014 9:11:19 PM
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Interesting - I'll take a look at the synopsis. I have been in the electronics manufacturing field for a long time, and also have some IP background.

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prabhakar_deosthali   2/28/2014 4:35:07 AM
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As far as my observation goes, the way the US businesmen think is not the same as what the US govt thinks.

 

So while US govt is trying to make policies in favor of loacl manufactruing and employment to locals, The US business community sees profit in outsourcing the manufactruing to countries like China and hirng Indian software engineers  for IT related work.

 

So how the US govt is going to control the IP of the semiconductor industry if the business community does not co-operate?

 

 

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TaimoorZ   2/28/2014 6:23:55 AM
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"So while US govt is trying to make policies in favor of loacl manufactruing and employment to locals, The US business community sees profit in outsourcing the manufactruing to countries like China and hirng Indian software engineers  for IT related work."

@prabhakar: I think that conflict between what's good for individual businesses versus what's good for the economy as a whole will always be there. You cannot force the busiinessmen to do something forcefully. The only way to make it work is to incentivize them to move back their operations from abroad. Sacrifice in the short run to gain long-term success.

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Defending the IP
TaimoorZ   2/28/2014 6:24:24 AM
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I think a good way to get attention the impact on IP by outsourcing issue would be to pick up a number of cases in the past years where IP violation has taken place just because the parent company chose to move their manufacturing to China. This should also include figures about the financial impact. I think this will really end up catching a lot of attention.

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Semiconductor innovation is not dependent on US or single country
Himanshugupta   2/28/2014 7:13:24 AM
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Today's semiconductor FAB are clustered around Asia so i guess that there will be new innovation happening. As far as US is concerned and its semiconductor industry then US govenment is taking some steps to pull back some of the outsourcing in this industry but i donot think they will be able to pull back all of it. 

Let's take the GF case, the consortium was suppose to open FABs or invest in Middle East and US but they have postpone it. Companies all over the semiconductor domain are reducing their workforce. The new innovations like EUV are not working so what will US do with IPs if the overall industry is not progressing.

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Re: Semiconductor innovation is not dependent on US or single country
apek   2/28/2014 12:11:16 PM
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Himanshu,

                     I have provided solutions to bring back manufacturing back into US in chapter "US Economic Boom to Economic Bust". However, as you read my upcoming book further you will notice that all present options to bring back manufacturing to US is going to not succeed without active co-operation of China. In the last chapter of my book, I have put forth the solution when China does not support US to reshore its manufacturing. 

I have received advice from economist Professor Batra and World authority of Bio-Medical engineering Professor Ghista in this book. I am sure you would like this read. It is not just engineering and economics but I ahve covered topics of Political affairs, International Affiars, Financial Affairs, Strategic thinking, Socio-economics, Supply Chain, Business Models and many more topics to interest the audience in my book. http://apekmulay.com/macro-economics-in-micro-electronics-industry/

Cheers,

Apek

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apek   2/28/2014 12:17:17 PM
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TaimoorZ,

                      You are correct on that and I have put forth some resilient reforms that would defend IP of US semiconductor industry from counterfeiters in my upcoming book.

 

With Best regards,

Apek

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apek   2/28/2014 12:19:31 PM
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Hi Prabhakar,

                        That is where US semiconductor Industry and worldwide semiconductor Industry needs to understand Macroeconomics. All economics taught in business schools is Microeconomics. Macroeconomics is much more important than Microeconomics. The purpose of my upcoming book is to make semiconductor Industry professionals be aware and uinderstand Macroeconomics of the business.

With Best regards,

Apek

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