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Analysis: Behind the downfall of Silicon Image's CEO

9/30/2009 08:00 PM EDT
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junko.yoshida   10/3/2009 12:01:14 PM
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Hi, Richard J. Thanks for your analysis. As for your first question about the numbers, I would defer that to my colleague Bolaji Ojo for response. As for your question about the parallel between the CEO?s exit and the business model, OK, that was my idea, and I take full responsibility. But here's the thing. One has to wonder if Silicon Image can keep up with all the activities (standardizations/product development/IP licensing/testing) in so many different fronts (LiquidHD, Mobile HD Link, etc.)without overextending themselves. These are all BIG moves involving big guns in the industry. I can't recall a single chip company which successfully led the industry-wide (de facto) standardization efforts in so many areas. OK, perhaps, the only exception is Intel...

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re: Analysis: Behind the downfall of Silicon Image's CEO
junko.yoshida   10/3/2009 12:01:14 PM
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Hi, Richard J. Thanks for your analysis. As for your first question about the numbers, I would defer that to my colleague Bolaji Ojo for response. As for your question about the parallel between the CEO?s exit and the business model, OK, that was my idea, and I take full responsibility. But here's the thing. One has to wonder if Silicon Image can keep up with all the activities (standardizations/product development/IP licensing/testing) in so many different fronts (LiquidHD, Mobile HD Link, etc.)without overextending themselves. These are all BIG moves involving big guns in the industry. I can't recall a single chip company which successfully led the industry-wide (de facto) standardization efforts in so many areas. OK, perhaps, the only exception is Intel...

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junko.yoshida   9/30/2009 9:38:17 PM
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Actually, I still think that Silicon Image has an intriguing business model. I would even call it "genius." The problem is that I am not seeing the direct benefit of the tree-pronged strategy (its own chip; IP licensing; testing services) in the company's financial results. But Silicon Image claims that it is the fifth largest IP license vendor in the world.

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junko.yoshida   9/30/2009 9:38:17 PM
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Actually, I still think that Silicon Image has an intriguing business model. I would even call it "genius." The problem is that I am not seeing the direct benefit of the tree-pronged strategy (its own chip; IP licensing; testing services) in the company's financial results. But Silicon Image claims that it is the fifth largest IP license vendor in the world.

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