In 1987 SEMATECH (SEmiconductor MAnufacturing TECHnology) was established in the US as a joint venture of manufacturing firms, approved and supported by the US government, with the aim of supporting the competitiveness of the US semiconductor industry. Prior to its establishment relationships between the US semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry and US semiconductor manufacturers was combative, confrontational, competitive, and often dysfunctional. Over time SEMATECH spent about 80% of i...

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2.4.5 Manage strategic alliances
3.2.3 Develop&integrate technology/innovation into concept

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