If you’ve been reading my missives since the early days, you’ll know I predicted failure for the fablite strategy when it was first proffered by Motorola in the mid-nineties. The reason is simple: The reason behind the move to a fablite model is that the chip maker cannot afford a new fab. Yet, the strategy requires that the company keep advanced products internal and use foundries for trailing edge products. But how do you . . .
This old analysis frames what happened in 2007: Texas Instruments getting out of development and Freescale dropping out of the Crolles2 R&D analysis . . .
Lessons to be Learned for the Nanoscale Age . . .
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When the foundry strategy doesn't work: Fablite: a halfway house to fabless.
Companies included: Motorola, LSI Logic, Philips, NXP, ST, Freescale, Applied Materials.
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