The Global Semiconductor Industry

The Global Semiconductor Industry

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: The world economy has undergone enormous changes since the late 1980s. The trend of globalisation has more and more integrated societies and linked continents with one another. The result has been the development of free trade areas such as NAFTA (North American Free Trade Area), the EU customs union, and emerging markets in Asia. Countries had to cope with this development of a near free market economy and higher competition. Governments introduced new laws and regulations and great reforms and adjustments had to be made. The effects of the above led to great impacts on general business and the entire world economy. Companies started to enter new markets. To link all its facilities and office buildings and factories, the Intranet was established. With such an efficient LAN network, all the offices of a worldwide operating organization were linked with the central computer system of the company s headquarters and data and information was easily accessible. At the same time, PC users discovered the Internet leading to a worldwide revolution and to the so-called Information Age. The Internet has experienced tremendous growth during the last few years in the western world and companies started to introduce their own web sites on the Internet. Basically, everyone had access to these company sites and firms started to advertise themselves and to offer their products and services online and developed new marketing concepts in the e-commerce business. At the same time the telecommunication industry was booming. Online providers and mobile telecommunications companies experienced fast and significant growth due to the World Wide Web, deregulation and lower prices. The New Economy was born and companies came into existence like Yahoo! and, and so many more creating millions of new high-tech jobs, especially in the United States and later on also in Europe. Demand for personal computers and servers have increased dramatically. The hardware needed had to be provided, which created another boom in the industry. Chipmakers like Intel and AMD became successful global players and new technologies were introduced at an ever-faster speed. At the same time the global economy brought up new start up companies onto the market, which are producing other important components of computers like modems and video and networking cards and high speed cables. Software companies introduced new programs needed, creating new high-income computer jobs and even a shortcoming of labor in the IT industry. Hyper-competition as well as research and development increased the quality of products and performance. Computers became faster and more compatible with common world standards to make the Internet and software applications function sufficiently on an operation system such as Microsoft Windows for example, which was naturally desired by companies and the personal computer end-user. As the new economy has been successfully introduced, we now see a volatile continuation of high growth until maturity is eventually reached. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents: Foreword4 Introduction5 1.Basic Theory and Principles of Strategic Management 1.1Management Strategy and Strategic Planning6 1.2Five Forces of Competition7 1.3The Value Chain9 1.4SWOT Analysis12 2.Strategic Marketing and Operating Strategy 2.1The Business Portfolio Matrix13 2.2Marketing Strategy and Quality15 3.Business Information Technology 3.1Nolan s Six Stages of IT Growth Model16 2.2Information Systems Management Planning17 3.3Accounting Information Systems And Internal Control17 4.Macroeconomics 4.1The Problem of Demand and Supply21 4.2Demand and Supply in the Global Technology Sector24 5.Automated Micro Devices Corporation 5.1AMD Corporation A Company Profile27 5.2AMD s Objectives, Visions, Mission and Values28 5.3Operation and Manufacturing Process29 5.4AMD s Product Portfolio30 5.5Strategic Management Assessment32 5.6Financial Analysis38 5.7A Future Outlook for AMD40 5.8Market Leader and Rival Intel Corporation41 Conclusion and Analysis42 Appendices44 Notes and References46A’ In the field of Marketing: a€c Principles of Marketing, by Philip Kotler, The European Edition, Prentice Hall a€c Consumer Behavior ... South Western a€c Marketing Management, Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control, 9th edition, by Kotler, anbsp;...

Title:The Global Semiconductor Industry
Author:Tjark Wilke - 2000-09-04


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