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JamesColgan
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JamesColgan   1/26/2009 9:04:09 PM
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Hello Gabe, Scaling of this model does present significant challenges and would be difficult to take worldwide and be cost effective. (A common lament I hear is the difficulty in hiring experienced AE's.) Considering that many (all?) semiconductor design teams have at least one consultant/contractor on them, I would think that the security concerns that you raise have been psychologically overcome within organizations. It would be interesting to see what comments come back from Semi's on this subject. The potential hazard of a hired AE learning a particular aspect of a problem/solution and taking it elsewhere should really be seen as a positive for the industry. Consider it cost amortization that results in an overall improvement in efficiency of the industry. It's one of the value propositions of many consulting houses out there. In essence though, what we're describing here is a "sneakerware" version of SaaS. It negates any perceived security concerns for actual SaaS, but delivers none of the benefits...only additional costs. Harry the ASIC Guy has a great analysis over on his blog (http://tinyurl.com/arxkjc). At Xuropa we present the infrastructure that will enable a true SaaS model. Those that are interested in discussing further should go to our site and drop us a line. www.xuropa.com.

Saranyan
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Saranyan   1/26/2009 3:26:03 AM
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Gabe, I wonder what would happen if companies are allowed to submit information anonymously (similar to what Microsoft do when they collect bug reports). Would that address your concern of proprietary information leaking? -Saranyan

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