A fuzzy integral based FMCDM framework for semiconductor foundry strategy definitions at various stages of a technology life cycle

Chi Yo Huang, Chao Yu Lai, Gwo Hshiung Tzeng, Huei Ling Chen

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Abstract

Semiconductor foundry manipulation is one of the most important core-competences of fabless integrated circuit (IC) design firms'. However, it is not easy for a fables IC design firm to select appropriate foundry strategies versus each stage of a technology life cycle (TLC). To satisfy multiple goals of time to market, profit maximization and quality assurance, fables IC design firms should choose appropriate foundries at various stage of a TLC. Albeit important, very few researches discussed how appropriate foundries can be determined. Thus, this research aims to develop a fuzzy integral based fuzzy multiple criteria decision making (FMCDM) framework. Considering the characteristic of inter-dependences between criteria, a non-additive fuzzy integral based FMCDM model will be proposed for assisting decisions' makers in evaluating the most appropriate foundry strategies. An empirical study based on evaluating appropriate foundry strategies will be leveraged to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed fuzzy integral based FMCDM framework. Criteria for evaluating and selecting foundries over a TLC will be derived based on experts' opinions. Meanwhile, an empirical study of the selection of foundry strategies by a PC chipset fabless design firm will be leveraged for verifying the feasibility of the proposed FMCDM framework. The result is satisfactory. Meanwhile, the proposed framework can be leveraged for selecting appropriate foundry or provider strategies over a TLC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth
Pages1127-1134
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 25
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2010 Jul 182010 Jul 22

Publication series

NamePICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth

Other

OtherPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period10/7/1810/7/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Economics and Econometrics

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