Many studies have addressed the issues of the evaluation and the selection of new technology. In this paper, we add to this literature by formulating a more general model that incorporates the evaluation, the selection and the improvement of new technology. The improvement of new technology refers to the modification of the development of the underlying technology. We accomplish this by combining an Importance-Score Report for each of the factors of the new technology to the adopting firm and a Performance-Score Report of the alternative new technologies' performance on each of the factors into a two-dimensional graph. This graph helps to reveal the specific factors of the new technology for the adopting firm to work on improving. Processes such as this will be an informative and powerful planning tool for decision maker when choosing among competing new technologies. We then use a case of selecting a 3D IC TSV technology for a Taiwanese IC manufacturer to illustrate the application of the PTSM. Three critical factors of the 3D IC TSV technology were then identified for improvement.
- 3D IC TSV
- New technology
- Proactive technology selection