The Vice President and General Manager of Mitel Semiconductor division is faced with a rapidly growing market for the company’s business communications chips, but has limited capacity at the semiconductor plant. There is little industry ability to outsource production. He must decide how to pursue the growing market and how to secure one additional capacity. Options include changes to the current system, the construction of a new facility or the acquisition of an asset from another company.

The Vice President and General Manager of Mitel Semiconductor division is faced with a rapidly growing market for the company’s business communications chips, but has limited capacity at the semiconductor plant. There is little industry ability to outsource production. He must decide how to pursue the growing market and how to secure one additional capacity. Options include changes to the current system, the construction of a new facility or the acquisition of an asset from another company.
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Mark Vandenbosch,
David Large,
Gavin Liddy
Source: Ivey Publishing
14 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1998. Prod #: 99D009-PDF-ENG
Mitel Semiconductor HBR case solution

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