Dylan McGrath, EE Times
(03/18/2010 2:47 AM EDT)
SAN FRANCISCO—Programmable logic startup Tabula Inc. turned some heads with the announcement earlier this month of its novel architecture and introduction of its first products this week. But the company poses no immediate threat to the dominance of market leaders Xilinx Inc. and Altera Corp., according to a Wall Street analyst.
"Assuming some level of success by Tabula, we are talking years," said Hans Mosesmann an analyst at Raymond James Equity Research, in a report circulated earlier this week. "Remember that in the communications markets, the design to production timelines are two to three years and Tabula may need to raise more money to play in the 28-nm world."
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