Part of the low growth can be explained by the weak economy. I think the other contributor to the slow growth is we are hitting Moore's Law. The cost of using the most advanced technologies is so high that only a limited number companies with high volume products can take advantage of it. Innovation can no longer rely on smaller, faster and cheaper parts. This won't be a hard limit but a gradual adjustment. Now to be fair I have said this for several years now and there has been enough innovation to delay the limits but I really think we are seeing it for real now.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.