(08/30/2007 11:25 AM EDT) -- EE Times
I received a plethora of e-mails regarding my recent article, entitled "Opinion: Semi IP sector is a lost cause
Then, I asked for the IP vendors themselves to respond to a set of questions. Here's one letter to the editor:To the editor,
"Having been there and done that", I am following this lively debate on semiconductor IP business with great interest. About 10 years ago I started up and ran a small design company developing and selling what we would call "commodity" SIP products such as 8-bit processors, I2C, USB interfaces, etc. Later on I was the CEO of ATMOS Corporation, a venture capital funded embedded memory company, which was in "star" IP business.
I have experienced both the low-end and high-end of the SIP business and I can attest to most of the comments made in the current debate. Without repeating them I would like to bring a bit of an entrepreneurial angle to the discussion by way of the following points and observations.
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