I have this dillema: is it trilemma or dillema? ;-)...never thought about having to check dictionary while reading EE Times
A trilemma is a difficult choice from three options, each of which is (or appears) unacceptable or unfavourable.
There are two logically equivalent ways in which to express a trilemma: it can be expressed as a choice among three unfavourable options, one of which must be chosen, or as a choice among three favourable options, only two of which are possible at the same time.
The term derives from the much older term dilemma, a choice between two or more difficult or unfavourable alternatives.
The earliest recorded use of the term was by the British preacher Philip Henry in 1672, and later, apparently independently, by the preacher Isaac Watts in 1725.
Renesas had significant issues even prior to the arrival of the "three-horn dilemma." I wonder if they will be able to pull through? They do make great products, yet profitability is tenuous at best for them.