South-North Technology Spillovers in the Semiconductor Industry
We explore how the shift in semiconductor manufacturing to Asia over the last two decades has affected
South-to-North knowledge spillovers in the industry. As newer manufacturers of semiconductors move from imitation to
innovation, do older manufacturers learn from their younger counterparts? Using patent citation data, we find evidence of
South-North knowledge spillovers, contrasting with the traditional view of North-South competition.
Index Terms- Innovation, Patents, Semiconductors, Spillovers.