This book reviews the evolution of strategic alliances involving U.S. and Japanese companies in the semiconductor industry and analyzes whether alliances can contribute to the renewal of an industry faced with stiff competition from Japan. It includes case studies, alternative future scenarios, and suggestions for government and industry.
National Research Council. 1992. U.S.-Japan Strategic Alliances in the Semiconductor Industry: Technology Transfer, Competition, and Public Policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/2021.
|2 Background: Technology Transfer and Latecomer Catch-Up||4-8|
|3 Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer||9-14|
|4 Forces Driving the Formation of Strategic Alliances||15-30|
|5 A Typology of Alliances||31-50|
|6 Issues for U.S. Policy: Japanese Investments and U.S. Competitiveness||51-53|
|7 Issues for U.S. Policy: National Security||54-58|
|8 Issues for U.S. Policy: Global Technological Stratification and U.S. Technological Capabilities||59-66|
|9 Possible Scenarios for U.S.-Japan Alliances and Their Implications for the United States||67-73|
|Appendix A: Case Studies of U.S.-Japan Technology Linkages in Semiconductors||91-112|
|Appendix B: Examples of Japanese Acquisitions and Investments in U.S. Semiconductor Companies||113-114|
|Appendix C: Examples of Japanese Acquisitions and Investments in U.S. Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Companies||115-116|
|Appendix D: Workshop on U.S.-Japan Technology Linkages in Semiconductors: Agenda and Participants||117-118|
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