Junko Yoshida, EETimes
2/9/2015 08:15 AM EST
MILPITAS, Calif. — As the valuation of high-tech companies goes increasingly lopsided — disproportionately favoring the software business — the obvious question is: Who nowadays is willing to get their hands dirty designing high-cost, low-margin hardware?
The question has become a decade-long pet peeve among chip vendors in Silicon Valley.
Open-Silicon president Taher Madraswala’s answer is to seize the moment and create an opportunity. “No software runs without hardware,” Madraswala said in a recent interview with EE Times. “System-optimized ASIC” is a clear business focus of Open-Silicon. The company offers semiconductor suppliers design services
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