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30 August 1999 Breaking the barriers to commercialization of MEMS: a firm's search for competitive advantage
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Proceedings Volume 3874, Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology V; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.361205
Event: Symposium on Micromachining and Microfabrication, 1999, Santa Clara, CA, United States
Abstract
A model of infrastructure development for MEMS manufacturing Technologies is offered. The role of discontinuous innovation in achieving competitive advantage is briefly reviewed. This is followed by the development of a model that describes the stages in the growth of an infrastructure to support Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems infrastructure. We briefly describe how an infrastructure gradually grows to support a new industry, resulting from discontinuous innovation. the model indicates the evolving nature of the actions and investments that firms and governments need to make to support the growth of an immature industry. Consequently, we aim to not only offer a descriptive model, but offer guidance to firms on whether their intentions and resources fit with the state of the industry and to offer policy makers guidance on the timing of different types of support.
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Steven T. Walsh and Jonathan D. Linton "Breaking the barriers to commercialization of MEMS: a firm's search for competitive advantage", Proc. SPIE 3874, Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology V, (30 August 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.361205
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