Private sector (21 - 30 of 30 items)
Federal Research: SEMATECH's Efforts to Develop and Transfer Manufacturing Technology
RCED-91-139FS: Published: May 10, 1991. Publicly Released: May 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed SEMATECH, a government-industry research consortium formed in 1987 to further semiconducter manufacturing technology and enable the U.S. semiconducter industry to regain world manufacturing leadership, focusing on its: (1) progress in achieving its technological objectives; and (2) efforts to transfer the resulting technology to its 14 member compa...
Federal Research: SEMATECH's Efforts to Strengthen the U.S. Semiconductor Industry
RCED-90-236: Published: Sep 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Consortium's (SEMATECH) efforts to strengthen U.S. suppliers of equipment and materials for the semiconductor manufacturing industry.GAO found that: (1) by 1989, Japanese firms had captured 4 of the top 5 semiconductor equipment-supplier positions, while only 4 U.S. companies were among the 10 largest supp...
Federal Research: The SEMATECH Consortium's Start-up Activities
RCED-90-37: Published: Nov 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the progress of a consortium of U.S. semiconductor and computer companies (SEMATECH) formed to conduct research and development that will provide the U.S. industry with the domestic capability for world leadership in manufacturing, focusing on: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) participation and role; (2) the consortium's approaches and organiz...
Federal Research: Assessment of Small Business Innovation Research Programs
RCED-89-39: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO examined the: (1) effectiveness of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program in strengthening the role of small innovative firms in federally supported research and development; and (2) quality of SBIR projects, as compared to the quality of traditional agency research.GAO found that 1982 legislation required federal agencies with large research a...
Regulatory Effects on R&D Are Better Assessed As Part of the Innovation Process
PAD-82-1: Published: Feb 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal regulatory process and the effect of this process on private sector research and development (R&D) activity. R&D is part of a complex sequence of events called innovation, which is the process by which inventions and new ideas are redesigned and embodied in various outputs until something of commercial value is produced. This report foc...
Major Science and Technology Issues
PAD-81-35: Published: Jan 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
GAO work in the area of science and technology is directed toward evaluations that address the organization and process of science and technology policymaking, the science and technology resource base, relationships within the science and technology system, and application and diffusion of science and technology. The primary purpose is to support congressional oversight and decisionmaking on scien...
Potential Problems That Should Be Considered in Evaluating the Experimental Technology Incentives Program
PSAD-77-132: Published: Jul 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1977.
Under the Experimental Technology Incentives Program (ETIP) of the National Bureau of Standards, studies and experiments are conducted to develop policy recommendations on how the Government can affect the rate at which the private sector innovates. Problems encountered in program performance could hinder the program's ability to meet its objectives.In managing projects, the ETIP staff has encount...
Recent Development in Science and Technology: Progress and Concerns
094655: Jun 1, 1976
No summary is currently available...
Technology Innovation: Improving the Climate for Government-Industry Cooperation
094659: May 11, 1976
No summary is currently available...