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End of Startup Era: Chips Face Innovation Gap

Consolidation ahead
2/14/2014 06:00 AM EST
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toney
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self powered chips
toney   2/22/2014 5:01:18 PM
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I am working with a small (4 bedrooms in Huntsville and 1 barn in Toney) startup.  We are looking into a Plutonium chip which we expect to self power a SOC and external memory.  Wish us luck!

betajet
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Re: Free-as-in-Freedom Software is key
betajet   2/28/2014 6:12:31 PM
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Broadcom has just released documentation and source code for their VideoCore IV processor, which is the GPU in Raspberry Pi's BCM2835 SoC.  Here are the links:

RasPi Announcement

Broadcom Announcement

I've rarely been this happy to eat my words.  May this be the start of a return to open documentation so that engineers and programmers can fully use the parts that they buy.

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Re: Not the end, just a different model
goafrit   3/12/2014 5:02:49 PM
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>> If the hypothesis is that semiconductor innovation requires VC investment in semiconductor manufacturing, I disagree.

I am not sure anyone is talking about fab. We are discussing fabless strategy where innovation in circuits and systems rule and dominate. If you check very well, we are not attracting a lot of dollars in the design innovation phase. No one is talking of the production innovation - that is not a VC kind of game.

goafrit
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Re: self powered chips
goafrit   3/12/2014 5:06:15 PM
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>> We are looking into a Plutonium chip which we expect to self power a SOC and external memory.

You may need to use any description as most may be turned off by knowing Plutonium is inside your product. What if there is fire and the thing explodes? Are they safe?. Think of the reason we have MRI as a name to hide what makes people uncomfortable.

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