About this book
This book presents the real challenges and experiences of managing an advanced semiconductor technology development and integration program – but using a novelized form. The material is presented in a conversational format through a story that follows a fictional narrator as she grows from an intern to a manager in a (fictional) chip company. The story describes the technology development program from management, engineering and human perspectives, and exposes not only the management and technical issues but also the typical work-life balance challenges experienced by engineers working in the technology industry. Use of a series of realistic and representative vignettes, supported by a set of illustrative cartoon-ish panels, presents the serious management topics in a light and readable way.
- Based on real, hands-on experiences and presents actual lessons learned;
- Describes various aspects of managing an engineering development program;
- Explains key technical aspects of semiconductor technology to non-experts;
- Written in a novelized form that makes it very easy to read;
- Enables an understanding of how and why the chip industry evolved over the last 50 years into what it is today.
Managing fundamental technology transition Managing technology development End of Moore’s Law Semiconductor technology for non-experts Human insight into high-tech More than Moore