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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 450mm transition
An overview of the impact on the semiconductor industry due to the expected transition to 450 mm wafers.
Preparing for success: 2013 Technology IPO SEC comment letter trends
Highlights of key topics in SEC comment letters issued over the past two years to IPO filers from subsectors such as software and internet, computers and networking, and semiconductors.
Semiconductor report: Spotlight on Automotive
PwC projects an increase in revenues within the automotive sector of the chip industry from US $25.5 billion in 2012 to approximately US $40 billion in 2017. Semiconductor content per car is projected to increase to US $385 by 2017.
Strategic Supply Chain Management
The classic guide to supply chain strategy, revised and expanded to help business leaders gain an advantage in today's economy.
The Impact of China on the Semiconductor Industry
A PwC annual report that analyzes both the consumption and production of semiconductors in China, its growth and its relative share of the worldwide industry. On the consumption side, the report includes information on EMS companies, ODMs, and OEMs. On the production side, it includes data on IC design (fabless), IC manufacturing (IDMs), wafer foundries, IC packaging and testing, SATS, and O-S-D companies.
Mobile Innovations forecast
PwC's Mobile Innovations Forecast a four-part framework for analyzing and understanding mobile innovation using enabling technologies, new technological capabilities, new use cases and new business models.
Global Technology Scorecard
Global Technology Scorecard is a PwC analysis and benchmark of top technology companies. The Scorecard cross-compares company quarterly and annual performance and revenues. We also offer a deeper dive into data through our online charting tool allowing you to get up close to raw statistics and manipulate which companies you'd like to compare and benchmark against.
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.