This book examines the changing nature of semiconductors, consumer electronics, computer systems and telecommunications. It shows how the historical development of the international division of labour in the industry has arisen through the mediation of capital accumulation.
Part I: Introduction and Theory 1. Introduction 2. Industry and Space: Theoretical Perspectives Part II: The Electronics Industry and its Global Structure 3. Semiconductors 4. Consumer Electronics 5. Computer Systems 6. Telecommunications 7. Electronics in Global Perspective Part III: Electronics and Regional Development in Britain 8. The Electronics Industry and Uneven Development in Britain 9. A Modern Industry in a 'Mature' Industrial Region: The Electrical Engineering Industry in South Wales 10. Social Innovations 1: Electrical Engineering in South Wales 11. The Electronics Industry in the M4 Corridor 12. Social Innovations 2: Electronics in the M4 Corridor 13. Sunrise' Industry, Innovation and the State: The Neoliberal Regime Part IV: Theoretical and Policy Conclusions 14. Conclusions: In and Against Uneven Development