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12/16/2013 02:25 PM EST
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rick merritt
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Impact on U?
rick merritt   12/16/2013 5:59:40 PM
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If you are a customer of Avago or LSI I'd love to hear your thoughts on the possible impacts for you

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Re: Impact on U?
Robotics Developer   12/16/2013 6:03:40 PM
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Rick while I am not a customer I did work on LSI custom ASICs for many years.  I think that this will be a good move for LSI.  It should add to the IP for the ASICs and get a little better market share for both companies..

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krisi   12/16/2013 6:11:37 PM
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I agree, good move...I never worked for either but was competing against LSI

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Robotics Developer   12/17/2013 9:54:29 AM
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Krisi, who did you work for (if you can say at this point)?  I also worked for Toshiba, VLSI (VTI at one point, Gould AMI at one point as well) and on some IBM desgin support as well.  I would be curious to know..

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krisi   12/17/2013 11:49:19 AM
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PMC-Sierra...competing with LSI on storage ICs

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Robotics Developer   12/17/2013 11:58:27 AM
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Krisi, yeah I remember PMC-Sierra, did not run into them in my past as I was typically full custom ASIC support and we did not focus outside of the chips.  How is PMC-Sierra doing?  I must confess to not having kept up with them as I moved on to an Engineering Project Manager position for a number of years (designing robotic control systems - what fun!).

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krisi   12/17/2013 12:03:45 PM
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I left 10 years ago so I am not really up to date but they are doing well, especially in storage

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Robotics Developer   12/17/2013 12:07:07 PM
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Krisi, well I left ASIC support after 18+ years and spent 5+ as an engineering project manager, now I am back into customer support..  interesting career paths all of them!

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Synergetic merger
KB3001   12/17/2013 6:22:29 AM
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This is clearly a synergetic merger with both companies benefitting as a result. There will be job losses in support divisions but Engineering should be fine.

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good move
zewde yeraswork   12/17/2013 11:46:20 AM
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I don't see how either company could lose out in a move like this...maybe a bit better for LSI, but Avugo is going to fare well with all the additional IP as well.

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