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Automotive semiconductors for the autonomous age

– The rise of autonomous vehicles is shifting demand for automotive chips and prompting OEMs to consider in-house design. How could this reconfigure value chains across industries?
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The next wave of innovation in photonics

– More end products are integrating lasers with sensors and optics, opening new opportunities for photonics manufacturers.
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Coping with the auto-semiconductor shortage: Strategies for success

– Just as cars and trucks go digital, a scarcity of semiconductors is causing billions of dollars in lost revenue for the automotive... industry. Here’s why it’s happening and how to move forward.
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Implementing a digital transformation at industrial companies

– Six building blocks can help industrial companies create a strong digital strategy and generate top value from digitization.
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Scaling AI in the sector that enables it: Lessons for semiconductor-device makers

– Artificial intelligence has significant value-creation potential in the semiconductor industry. How can semiconductor companies... deploy AI at scale and capture this value?

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How the semiconductor industry can emerge stronger after the COVID-19 crisis

– Semiconductor companies that begin revising their long-term strategies now may emerge stronger in the next normal.
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McKinsey on Semiconductors, Issue 7

Our world is being transformed by the growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other new technologies. Although... semiconductor companies are well positioned to capture value from these innovations, they also face challenges, including rising costs, increased competition, and inefficient supply chains. This issue of McKinsey on Semiconductors will help them navigate the road ahead.

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Renesas’s Hidetoshi Shibata on leadership through difficult times

– A CEO discusses past and future strategy in the evolving semiconductor sector.
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Navigating through change: An interview with NXP Semiconductors’ Kurt Sievers

– A new CEO reflects on the past year and looks at what’s ahead for semiconductors.
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COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains

– With the world undergoing its second “once in a generation” disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.
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Semiconductor design and manufacturing: Achieving leading-edge capabilities

– As chips get smaller and competition increases, semiconductor companies need a new strategy that considers everything from fab... size to supply-chain issues.
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Cybersecurity in automotive: Mastering the challenge

– With the software content of cars increasing, what do automotive players need to know about cybersecurity?
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How the semiconductor industry can emerge stronger after the COVID-19 crisis

– Semiconductor companies that begin revising their long-term strategies now may emerge stronger in the next normal.
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Coronavirus: Implications for the semiconductor industry

– The coronavirus is shifting demand patterns for major semiconductor end markets. How will these changes ultimately affect the... semiconductor industry, and how can leaders respond?
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What’s next for semiconductor profits and value creation?

– Semiconductor profits have been strong over the past few years. Could recent changes within the industry stall their progress?
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Reducing indirect labor costs at semiconductor companies

– Digital tools could bring new productivity and efficiency gains to indirect functions. Why do semiconductor companies hesitate... to use them?
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Mapping the automotive software-and-electronics landscape through 2030

– The market for automotive software and for electrical and electronic components is expected to grow strongly in the next decade.... What must companies know to succeed?
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How will changes in the automotive-component market affect semiconductor companies?

– The rise of domain control units (DCUs) will open new opportunities for semiconductor companies.
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