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Manufacturing Practices in Information Technology Industries: Semiconductors, Hard Disk Drives, and Software

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165883
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789672 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0007
 Manufacturing Practices in Information Technology Industries: Semiconductors, Hard Disk Drives, and Software

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This chapter describes how computers came into three information technology industries: semiconductors, hard disk drives, and software, for doing the work of each. It describes applications, how work changed, and how products were developed, manufactured, and deployed. The extent of use of computers in these modern industries is also discussed.

Keywords: information technology industries; semiconductor industry; software industry; hard drive industry; deployment; IT applications; recent trends

Chapter.  16440 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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