MANHASSET, NY -- The Global Semiconductor Alliance has a report out on supply chain practices and trends around supply chain processes, metrics, governance and tools for fabless and IDM companies of various sizes and in different stages of evolution.
With Friday, March 11 disaster's consequences on the electronics industry unfolding by the minute, the forecasting parts in reports such as these might have to be adjusted in the near future.
The Supply Chain Practices Report is a collaborative effort between GSA’s Supply Chain Performance Working Group and supply chain management firm JDA Software Group.
The release of the report states: "Companies can gain valuable insights, trends and benchmarks from this research and can assess their supply chain maturity against the median and the best-in-class population. These insights will enable companies to take supply chain improvement initiatives that will help unlock the business value trapped within their supply chain."
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.