publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2005

Offshoring in the Semiconductor Industry: Historical Perspectives

Clair Brown; Greg Linden;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2005
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Semiconductor design is a frequently-cited example of the new wave of offshoring and foreign-outsourcing of service sector jobs. It is certainly a concern to U.S. design engineers themselves. In addition to the current wave of white-collar outsourcing, the industry also has a rich experience with offshoring of manufacturing activity. Semiconductor companies were among the first to invest in offshore facilities to manufacture goods for imports back to the U.S. A brief review of these earlier manufacturing experiences and their impact on the fortunes of the domestic industry and its workers can help to illuminate the current debates over offshoring in services. Be...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: Semiconductors, offshore, Offshore Employment, Current wave, Tertiary sector of the economy, business.industry, business, International trade, Competitive advantage, Economics, Semiconductor industry, Outsourcing, Semiconductor production, Offshoring, Domestic industry
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publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2005

Offshoring in the Semiconductor Industry: Historical Perspectives

Clair Brown; Greg Linden;