Over the last year, it’s become common knowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains – almost every consumer has been affected in one way or another. One of the things that happened in the semiconductor industry is that chip production for the auto industry fell off in 2020 due to auto factory […]
The 3 Phases of Start-up Life Cycle
Continuing the topical thread we started in our previous blog post, all semiconductor, sensor, and module start-up’s traditionally experience three unique and interrelated stages in their growth journey to get to high volume: Pre-Ramp, Production Ramp and Production Breadth. The ability to successfully manage and navigate within and across each stage may best be addressed […]
How to Overcome Challenges to Scaling Production Ramp?
One of the biggest challenges faced by semiconductor and IoT operations and finance executives everywhere is scaling effectively and efficiently. As production ramps and organizational complexity increases, companies worldwide need to equip themselves early on to mitigate execution risks and the (albeit positive) chaos accompanying hockey stick growth. Tensoft recently hosted a webcast, ‘Challenges to […]
Semiconductor Startups Need to Run (While Still Learning to Walk)
Semiconductor design-based organizations span multiple technologies as varied as silicon and compound integrated circuits, MEMS devices, LED, RF, solid state, and solar technologies. They also manage global production synchronization across multiple vendors and intricate processes, such as a multiple die package or multichip modules and sensors. Conventional wisdom suggests that more mature product companies employ […]