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Licensable IP houses leapfrogging DSP incumbents

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Dan Ash
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re: Licensable IP houses leapfrogging DSP incumbents
Dan Ash   6/27/2009 4:27:18 AM
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I think TI, Freescale, and ADI know their markets and their shortcomings. R&D budget limits what you can do and to start a new processor family is not cheap. There is a lot of pie left over when you take away the applications using DSP core-based custom-silicon and using application specific DTV/DVR/modem/cellphone ICs. The question is if the remaining pie is a growing market and if it is susceptible to being eaten by application specific or core based silicon. Also, ADI did add some accelerator silicon to the newest SHARC, the ADSP-214xx family. This is potentially another trend.

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