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The Voices of DAC—Complexity of the silicon supply chain

Posted by Hannah Conrad on June 21st, 2011

Guest: Ajay Lalwani, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, eSilicon

Hosts: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys and Yvette Huygen, Director, Worldwide Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Synopsys

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This conversation features eSilicon’s Ajay Lawani who talks about major challenges facing today’s silicon supply chain. He specifically speaks to how the increasing complexity at advanced process nodes is affecting customers’ ability to effectively work with the supply chain. Ajay also discusses how the industry is responding to the continuing decline in the number of leading-edge foundries and the resulting lack of competition for the few players who remain.  Since it has impacted so many people and companies, Karen asks Ajay about how the crisis in Japan has changed the supply chain and customers’ view of it.

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