Selecting a process paradigm for an emergent disruptive technology: Evidence from the emerging microsystems technology base

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Emergent technologies often suffer from a lack of an installed manufacturing base and an obvious dominant manufacturing technique. Firms which base their search for competitive advantage on emergent disruptive technologies must make hard production choices and endure major manufacturing discontinuities. The authors as well as many other firms, are now facing these challenges with the embrace of microsystems technologies. They add to the literature by providing a set of criteria for firms investing in emergent disruptive technologies. Sandia has long been associated as a pioneer in the development of new manufacturing techniques. Microsystems is just the current in a long ... continued below

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Smith, J.H. & Walsh, S.T. August 1, 1998.

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  • Smith, J.H. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Intelligent Micromachine Dept.
  • Walsh, S.T. New Jersey Inst. of Tech., Newark, NJ (United States). School of Industrial Management

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Emergent technologies often suffer from a lack of an installed manufacturing base and an obvious dominant manufacturing technique. Firms which base their search for competitive advantage on emergent disruptive technologies must make hard production choices and endure major manufacturing discontinuities. The authors as well as many other firms, are now facing these challenges with the embrace of microsystems technologies. They add to the literature by providing a set of criteria for firms investing in emergent disruptive technologies. Sandia has long been associated as a pioneer in the development of new manufacturing techniques. Microsystems is just the current in a long line of manufacturing technologies that have been considered for mission critical system applications. The authors as well as others, have had to make the hard choice of investing in specific microsystems manufacturing techniques. Important considerations in the technique choice include: the existing internal manufacturing bases, commonality with existing commercial manufacturing infrastructure, current and projected critical performance characteristics, learning curves, the promise to add new but un-thought-of functionally to existing systems, and the anticipated ability to qualify devices built from the technique for mission critical applications.

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  • 1998 IEEE EMS international engineering management conference (IEMC `98), San Juan (Puerto Rico), 11 Oct 1998

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  • Other: DE98006145
  • Report No.: SAND--98-1818C
  • Report No.: CONF-981024--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 674751
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703761

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Smith, J.H. & Walsh, S.T. Selecting a process paradigm for an emergent disruptive technology: Evidence from the emerging microsystems technology base, article, August 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703761/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.