Case | HBS Case Collection | August 1980 (Revised August 1985)

Teradyne, Inc.--1979: Semiconductor Test Division (A)

by Benson P. Shapiro

Abstract

In 1979, the management of Teradyne's Semiconductor Test Division had to make important decisions regarding the allocation of engineering resources in the face of increased competition. They had to choose between upgrading an existing product and developing a new one.

Keywords: Decisions; Resource Allocation; Product; Product Development; Competition; Semiconductor Industry;

Citation:

Shapiro, Benson P. "Teradyne, Inc.--1979: Semiconductor Test Division (A)." Harvard Business School Case 581-023, August 1980. (Revised August 1985.)