Is it a trend for equipment vendor to own its IC technology? As an engineer, I appreciate such move and believe this can help the equipment designer/manufacturer to stay innovative and be able to compete with stronger ability. However, managing the two type of companies may be totally another story. It may be tough for people at higher level (product) to understand what is going on at lower level (IC).
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.