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(Revised October 1988)
Everest Computer (A): The Development of the SuperMOS Process
The research and development lab at the semiconductor development and manufacturing facility of a computer systems manufacturer has embarked on a radically improved semiconductor manufacturing process for application in a new computer system. The case offers a detailed picture of the trade-offs involved in semiconductor process development and the issues that arise from deciding how much of a technological leap to take and how to gain control of a complex manufacturing process.
Keywords: Factories, Labs, and Plants;
Research and Development;