Semiconductors

The semiconductor industry is accustomed to fast growth, albeit with peaks and valleys. At PwC, we stand beside our semiconductor clients as they weather the industry’s cycles, harnessing the deep experience of our semiconductor practice to assist them in tackling such challenges as:

Industry transition from 300 mm to 450 mm

The transition of semiconductor fabrication from 300 mm to 450 mm represents the biggest change and investment in the industry in a decade. This transition will require semiconductor equipment vendors to make significant changes to its business model, product development, supply chain, and services.

Lean supply chains

Increasingly complex and highly integrated product designs but declining prices and shortening lifecycles demand tightly integrated and lean supply chains. Companies however are not fully leveraging IT thus resulting in long cycle times and having excess and obsolete inventory.

R&D productivity

The trend towards highly integrated product designs results in semiconductor companies managing complex integrated system on a chip (SoC) developments. This complexity results in greater, un-forecasted resource consumption with increased project delays resulting in reduced profitability.

Markets and products strategy

Declining ASPs, despite ever improving capabilities dictated by Moore’s law has the Semiconductor industry constantly looking for new opportunities to grow. In this scenario, Semiconductor companies are constantly looking for M&A opportunities to continue growing profitably.

Conflict minerals

Dodd-Frank Section 1502 requirement of companies to determine and report whether their products are conflict minerals free is another operations challenge facing the industry currently.

Semiconductor publications and white papers



How PwC can help

As your business grows across all areas—PwC is here to help you from strategy through execution. For a deeper discussion on our Service Offerings please contact one of PwC’s US Technology Industry leaders.