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Technology Choice in the IT Industry and Changes of the Trade Structure

Yoshino Hisao

No 191, IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)

Abstract: In the IT industry, there has been a remarkable increase in the demand forsystem LSI. A system LSI must be produced, tailor-designed for each electricalappliance. It is said that this production method has made the IC cycle ambiguous inrecent years. It can be sought that the choice of whether the economy pursues adevelopment path centering on technology which is tradable or technology which isembodied in labor, depends on the historical background. The relationship betweenthese two types of technologies is changing rapidly every one or two years. In thisbackground, the analysis is focused on the new trend of technology. In the section 2,the newest trend of technology in the field of system LSI is explained. Then, whichkind of technology will be developed and how it will have an affect in the nearfuture, is considered.

Keywords: Technology Choice; IT industry; Trade Structure; System LSI; Information technology; Information services industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F15 L63 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-03-01
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