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THE COMPETITIVE SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING HUMAN RESOURCES PROJECT:

Second Interim Report
CSM-32

Chapter 2: Innovative Human Resources Policies and Work Practices
Vincent M. Valvano

Table 2-2. Compensation Practices at Semiconductor Fabs

(n=15)

  All Occup. Engineers Only Operators & Techs Only Other
Profit Sharing 12      
ESOP 10 (1)   (1)  
Non-monetary Incentives 8 (1) 1   2 (1)
Suggestion Pay 7 (1) 1 (1) 2  
Salary 7      
Knowledge Pay 5 (2) 2 1 2
Gainsharing 4 (1) 2 (1)  
Team Incentives 3 (2) 1   2
Individual Incentives 2 (2) 1 2 2
Matching Offer 1 (1)     4

Note: Practices are categorized according to whether they apply to all three major occupations in the fab (operator, technician, and engineer), to engineers only, to operators and technicians only, or to some other combination (e.g. engineers and technicians only, or operators only). Numbers in parentheses represent fabs that intend to implement the practice in the future.

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