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10/21/2009 11:00 AM EDT
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Peter Clarke
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re: Forum split on future of chip startups
Peter Clarke   10/21/2009 3:44:00 PM
The round-table panel I attended, organized by Cadence, was an interesting and open discussion. It repeated some of the conventional wisdom; that VCs don't like fabless chip companies any more, but also revealed the interests of the startups' upstream suppliers; the EDA vendors and the foundries. So is a greater role for EDA vendors and foundries, acting as advisors to the VCs and as the gatekeepers for which startups go forward, a good thing or a bad thing?

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