GigaTera Inc: Pulling The Plug? Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

IMD-3-1644 © 2006
Seifert, Ralf W.; Tucci, Christopher L.; Thiel, Jana

GigaTera Inc.; a spin-off of the Ultrafast Laser Physics Group at ETH Zurich advertised laser innovation for high-speed optical information transmission. Quickly after the endeavor's creation the whole optoelectronics market failed; shaking GigaTera to its foundation ... The case represents GigaTera's advancement from its creation in 2000 as much as 2003.

Dealing with chance acknowledgment and exploitation versus a withering market environment; the case welcomes the students to talk about the certain setup of GigaTera within its network of investors and resources. By 2003; the Swiss endeavor dealt with a considerable absence of funds and uncertain market potential customers. The students will be asked to suggest sensible options to continue.

Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Optoelectronics industry; Opportunity definition; High-tech development; Uncertainty; Technology management
Settings: Europe; Switzerland; Photonics; Optoelectronics; Laser technology; 20 employees; 2000-2003

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