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12/15/2011 05:19 PM EST
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daleste
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daleste   12/20/2011 3:37:11 AM
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Yes, I agree. This gives ST the opportunity to take an interest in a startup and help direct their activities with an eye to acquire them in the future. It may have less risk to the company than having their own employees try new risky ventures.

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eewiz   12/19/2011 6:07:42 PM
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startups which focus on niches where ST isnt good currently. Taking a stake in the company, is also possible when ST help someone to startup/incubate.

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goafrit   12/19/2011 2:01:22 PM
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This is the era of open innovation and ST understands that. If they have a clause that they have the right to buy your technology if they fund you, they could be in for something big. Nice one.

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EREBUS0   12/17/2011 9:49:43 PM
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Actually, most companies desperately want innovation, but are too afraid of failure to take the risk. It took me a long time to understand the resistance to new ideas until I realized that only one idea in 100 pan out to be a useful product. Only one of 100 of those actually make a profit. Innovation is a great thing, but a business just cannot take the long shot risk. Let alone try to figure out if the idea is the one that will make money.

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sharps_eng   12/17/2011 9:39:28 PM
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I never understand why so many CEOs restrict staff from developing new ideas - if they help the inventors with their early-stage problems, technical, resources, logistic and business, they would earn great respect from the new company's founders. In fact, anyone who did that would be described as 'enlightened management'. I guess it is the same dumb human behaviour that causes people with power to use that power to get more of whatever turns them on, without considering the consequences of robbing those under their power. Why they always tighten the screw, never loosening, even taking more than the minions can sustainably afford, and never back off until its too late. Lack of empathy is it?

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daleste   12/17/2011 2:26:10 AM
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It would seem strange for ST to help startups to compete with them. I can understand the VC route. That way they own part of the company and can direct it's activities.

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eewiz   12/16/2011 6:01:44 PM
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if its just another VC fund for chip companies, I wont put much hope on this. I would recommend ST to start something like an incubation centre for chip companies, where the startups get access to ST's resources like EDA tools,development toolkits/libs,test hw and some free ES for their 1st product.

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