Dylan McGrath, EETimes
7/13/2011 2:30 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO—The semiconductor industry is 53 years old, accounts for 0.6 percent of worldwide GDP, and should account for more in years to come, according to Tien Wu, chief operating officer of test and packaging provider ASE Inc., and a keynoter at the 2011 Semicon West fab vendor tool trade show here.
Wu described two types of successful companies—"opening door" companies, which promote innovation by pushing many technologies, some of which ultimately succeed, and "closing door" companies, which promote fewer technologies and succeed by building scale, efficiency, entry barriers, and evolving standards with limited investment.
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