Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
TanjB
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Forbes innovation list disses electronics
TanjB   10/11/2012 5:32:28 PM
NO RATINGS
Read the Forbes definition again. It describes a filter to select companies where the market expects them to make money tomorrow from lines of business they do not have today. Since, for example, Intel makes its money from chips today, and will make money from chips tomorrow, in their terms its business model is not innovating. Forbes thinks they are a one trick pony, and more to the point since they are using market data, the market thinks Intel is a one trick pony. It has nothing at all to do with how magical the pony is. The fact that Intel needs to find a new unicorn every year and teach it to be a pony is, from Forbes' point of view, repetition of the same old business.

lcovey
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Forbes innovation list disses electronics
lcovey   10/10/2012 4:06:40 PM
NO RATINGS
I once had an EDA executive tell me that talking about innovation in the EDA and semiconductor industry is like talking about putting another layer of chrome on a crescent wrench. That's what excites EE's. Not the rest of the world, so much.

krisi
User Rank
CEO
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Forbes innovation list disses electronics
krisi   10/10/2012 3:56:54 PM
NO RATINGS
The list so silly...I am glad I stopped reading Forbes long time ago

chipmonk0
User Rank
CEO
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Forbes innovation list disses electronics
chipmonk0   10/10/2012 2:41:03 PM
NO RATINGS
" Ours is an industry that, like Willie Mays, made difficult things look easy, and it gets no respect. " So true !



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Feast Your Orbs on My Jiggly Exercise Machine
Max Maxfield
54 comments
Last weekend, I was chatting with my mother on the phone. She's all excited that I'm coming over to visit for a week in November. "I'll be seeing you in only seven weeks," she trilled ...

Glen Chenier

Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier
3 comments
It is often said that "the devil is in the details." All too often those details are hidden deep within a datasheet, where you can easily overlook them. When a datasheet reference circuit ...

David Blaza

RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza
123 comments
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous cartoon image popped into my ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
47 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...