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How Knowledge Ridge Enabled Expert Insights into The Largest DRAM Manufacturer for a Large Global Investment Management Firm

<ul><li style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>Client Need:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">A large global investment management firm based out of Southeast Asia with over $70 Billion in assets under management approached Knowledge Ridge for pin-pointed insights on one of the largest DRAM manufacturers based out of China. This included understanding the global and regional standing of this semiconductor corporation along with the competitive landscape faced by them. Specific questions related to the competition posed by Korean DRAM manufacturers and its impact on the Chinese firm in question were important. A specific and deep focus on questions like how easy/difficult it for the Chinese is to catch up with the Korean companies, the cost structure for both sets of companies, and the technology mix used by these companies in manufacturing DRAM was needed. This further included perspectives on the strategy, production techniques, and overall market share commanded by both the Chinese and Korean companies.</p><ul style="text-align: justify;"><li><strong><u>Knowledge Ridge Solution:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">Knowledge Ridge researchers selected relevant experts from R&amp;D production, strategy, and sales for the Chinese DRAM manufacturer in question along with those working with its Korean competitors. They were phone interviewed to understand their direct involvement, and were shortlisted based on their expertise and experience in providing a deep dive into global and regional standing of the Chinese semiconductor corporation along with the competitive landscape faced by them. Relevant experts who could answer specific questions on competition posed by Korean DRAM manufacturers, its impact on the Chinese firm, the technology mix used by these companies in manufacturing DRAM were also selected for this engagement. Subsequently, experts were identified and shortlisted, and their biography was drafted as per Knowledge Ridge&rsquo;s phone interviewing process. The final list of experts was sent to the client for their selection.</p><ul style="text-align: justify;"><li><strong><u>Knowledge Ridge Impact:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">Knowledge Ridge identified 10 experts from leading DRAM manufacturers. The client selected 9 experts and conducted hourly phone consultations with each of them. This resulted in the client gaining first-hand perspective and actionable insights into global and regional standing of the Chinese semiconductor corporation along with the competitive landscape faced by them. Some of the selected experts provided the client with expert insights into the Chinese semiconductor corporation, competition posed by Korean DRAM manufacturers, and its impact on the Chinese firm. Other selected experts shared their expert perspectives on the technology mix used by these companies in manufacturing DRAM, the strategy, production techniques, and overall market share commanded by both the Chinese and Korean companies.</p>