Semiconductor: The smart behind smart

Accenture embeds innovation in the semiconductor industry and adjacent ecosystems with strategic insights and actionable plans driving results.

Fab of the future

Velocity with smart manufacturing

Innovating across the ecosystem

See how Accenture is changing the semiconductor business to defeat challenges and meet the promise of a changing industry. The semiconductor ecosystem of Integrated Design Manufacturers, IP designers, fabless, foundries and equipment manufacturers are working together in new and different ways more than ever before.

This new way of working requires expertise from people who know how to harness the opportunities and find the right solutions that solve the semiconductor ecosystem intricacies. Accenture works with your company to manage these changes successfully to overcome disruptors, master the marketplace and avoid being commoditized.

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Working across the semi ecosystem

As more companies move to the smart era of analytics, AI and the connected world, semiconductors define and advance this technology. We work across the entire semiconductor ecosystem providing all levels of engagement.

Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs)

  • Competitive advantages leveraging AI/ML data
  • Hybrid manufacturing solutions for vital process/package technologies
  • Cost-savings strategies and tactics to move to a solutions-based enterprise

Fabless Companies

  • Infrastructure optimization as your supplier and customer base expands
  • Operationalizing data for faster time to insight
  • Strategic growth plan

Foundries

  • Supply chain transformation and systems implementation
  • Embracing complex IC and backend planning needs for 2D, 2.5D, and 3D package techniques

Equipment Manufacturers

  • Monetizing new revenue streams with process development and collaboration
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Speed vs. efficiency trade-offs

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High Tech Perspectives blog series

The semiconductor industry is the hub for many industries that rely on chips for their production. This fast-paced industry is constantly on the verge of the latest innovations across manufacturing and the supply chain.

Accenture’s semiconductor experts share their thoughts on the latest trends, current events and solutions for your company, clients and ecosystem in the High Tech Perspective blog series.

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Semiconductor companies can reinvent themselves

Transform the core

Digitize and integrate design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and operations for new efficiencies.

Merge and acquire

Perform thorough pre-merger integration planning, clean room analyses and have a rigorous post-merger integration process to capture value.

Enable the smart behind the smart

Leverage data to bring companies into the smart era that their products have pioneered.

Manage the transformation smartly

Balance investment and resource allocation between the core and adjacent markets.

Re-architect the e-compute

Leverage the power of the cloud and high-performance computing to improve simulation, test time and design verification while reducing fixed costs.

Ecosystem strategic partnerships

Identify and assemble the right partners to drive new innovation and new capabilities while growing your revenue stream beyond the traditional markets.

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Capabilities

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Horizontal/concentric mergers
  • Divestiture: carve-out/joint venture
  • Synergy estimation/value realization
  • Post-merger Integration
  • Target screening

Analytics and insights

  • R&D new product introduction
  • Engineering and test strategy development
  • Sourcing, supply chain and warehouse operations
  • Manufacturing analytics

Systems implementation

  • IT and infrastructure strategies
  • Application rationalization
  • Outsourcing applications and infrastructure
  • ERP strategy and implementation
  • Engineering compute

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Case study: Carve out for competitive agility

Learn how focusing on high-growth market segments in the semiconductor sector, NXP divested their Discretes, Logic and Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) markets effectively with Accenture’s help.

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News

What chip shortages taught us about supply chain

The semiconductor industry is adapting in response, but it hasn’t been easy, and there are still chip shortages.

Why the chip shortage isn’t going away anytime soon

Domestic plants may be long-term answer for hard-hit industries, but CEOs need to do a better job of strategizing for the immediate future.

Global chip shortage problem may be 'Long Term' according to One Expert

Accenture's Global Semiconductor Lead Syed Alam joined Cheddar to discuss how the global chip shortage is continuing to roil multiple industries.

The chip shortage is bad. Taiwan’s drought threatens to make it worse

Island’s worst dry spell in half a century has added to the challenges facing a center of semiconductor manufacturing.

A brewing US-China tech cold war rattles the semiconductor industry

The U.S. semiconductor industry fears a tech cold war is brewing that could disrupt the global supply chain.

The cloud is the key to driving innovation

It has become an imperative for semiconductor businesses to turn to cloud to accelerate innovation, ramp up productivity and gain competitive advantage.

What we think

Fabs are continuously innovating and transforming. Opportunities are emerging in areas with huge demand as computing becomes part of daily life.

Our leaders

Frequently asked questions

Accenture can help semiconductor companies reinvent themselves to build supply chain resiliency, engage across the ecosystem, drive mergers and acquisitions, and help design the next generation of chips.
A modern supply chain is built to be scalable and resilient to disruptions. An effective semiconductor supply chain has diversified their suppliers across each channel may also conduct tests or centralized monitoring and has vertical insight to identify potential trouble areas.
The semiconductor ecosystem provides engagement across the development of a semiconductor. This ecosystem includes integrated device manufacturing (IDM), fabless companies, foundries and equipment manufacturers.
The current chip shortage was brought on by a series of environmental, geo-political and pandemic related events that forced many manufacturers to slow production and revise forecasting. This resulted in a scramble of available chips when manufacturers increased production.