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The Dynamics of the Computer Industry : Modeling the Supply of Workstations and their Components - Walid Rachid Touma

The Dynamics of the Computer Industry

Modeling the Supply of Workstations and their Components

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1993
ISBN: 9780792393313
Number Of Pages: 211

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Computers communicate globally via satellite or fiber optic links, wide area networks share resources thousands of miles away, and the average home can have the capacity of access information at the push of a button - the digital information age has arrived! Several technologies have made this computer age possible, helped it grow, and affected its dynamics over time. This book addresses the problem of formulating a model that interrelates the factors that drive the supply of these technologies over time to the attributes of the computers that are manufactured from them.

List of Figures
List of Tables
About the Author
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Problem Statementp. 1
Computer Technologiesp. 1
Computer Systems and Workstationsp. 2
Contributionsp. 4
Key Findingsp. 4
Outline and Summaryp. 6
Definitions, Terminology, and Conceptsp. 7
The Workstationp. 7
Semiconductor ICsp. 18
Magnetic Hard Disksp. 26
Color CRT Displaysp. 37
UNIX Operating Systemp. 49
Workstation Supply Modelsp. 55
Simulation Overviewp. 55
ICs Supply Model: Microprocessors and DRAMsp. 61
Magnetic Hard Disk Supply Modelp. 91
Color CRT Display Supply Modelp. 109
UNIX Operating System Supply Modelp. 124
Workstation Assembly Modelp. 133
Model Behavior and Sensitivity Resultsp. 141
Component Cost, Single Unit Price, and Bulk Pricep. 143
Component Supply Model Inputsp. 143
ICs: Model Results and Actual Market Datap. 146
Magnetic Storage: Model Results and Actual Market Datap. 156
Color CRT Display: Model Results and Actual Market Datap. 159
UNIX: Model Results and Actual Market Datap. 161
Workstation Assembly Model: Inputs and Projected Resultsp. 164
Sensitivity Analysesp. 167
Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Researchp. 187
Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780792393313
ISBN-10: 0792393317
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 30th June 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52