Also especially with new sizes that we are working, discussing on, foundries are going to dominate the business, and its will be hard to stand as IP corer. Future is fabless chip companies with giant foundries
I guess there is catch in the observation made by Professor Rahul Kapoor. Though foundries ship more IP than IP vendors, most of the foundries get these IPs from IP vendors itself and validate the design on their process and sell it to the customers. For example TSMC has tie up with Cosmic circuits :
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