The transistor has been called the most important invention of the 20th Century, because it is the basic building block for microprocessors and other integrated circuits. Over 20 years ago, predicts Intel founder Noyce and Moore continued exponential growth of the electronics industry, based on industry’s ability to make cheaper and smaller transistors at a learning rate of 70%. Traces of case, what happened since then, comparison and juxtaposition of the learning rate for transistors that for au … Read more »

The transistor has been called the most important invention of the 20th Century, because it is the basic building block for microprocessors and other integrated circuits. Over 20 years ago, predicts Intel founder Noyce and Moore continued exponential growth of the electronics industry, based on industry’s ability to make cheaper and smaller transistors at a learning rate of 70%. Traces of case, what happened since then, comparison and juxtaposition of the learning rate for transistors that for automobiles, and explore what form of Moore’s Law applies to Intel’s chips and DRAM. The students will get a feel for how learning curve principles could be useful in defining the company strategy or predicting growth of the industry.
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Samuel C. Wood,
Glen Schmidt
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
10 pages.
Release date: 01 June, 1999. Prod #: OIT27-PDF-ENG
Growth of Intel and the Learning Curve HBR case solution

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