Emerging Opportunities for Semiconductor IP
(Dec. 5, 9:45-10:05)
Since the beginning of the semiconductor IP industry in the early 90s, we’ve moved from special purpose functionality to relatively simple processor cores to today’s wide range of very complex superscalar cores that offer multithreading, multicore and other high performance functionality. Now the industry is looking to the next step as customers want new and larger solutions that encompass more of the functionality on the chip. With the recent dramatic expansion of the analog/mixed-signal IP market, there are more options for today’s IDMs and fabless semiconductor suppliers to subsume a greater number of system level functions. With ever-increasing software content, the opportunity for semiconductor IP grows beyond offering stand-alone IP blocks to providing valuable IP subsystems.
Mr. Browne joined MIPS Technologies in 2001 as director of market development, drawing on more than 25 years of industry experience in sales, marketing and engineering, primarily in Motorola s Semiconductor Products Sector. In 2002, he was appointed vice president of worldwide sales, and assumed the position of vice president of marketing in 2005.