Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
green_is_now
User Rank
CEO
re: ARM founder sees startups hustling in hard times
green_is_now   12/13/2012 1:49:27 AM
NO RATINGS
Since hardware is capex intensive compared to a doughnut shop coupon app, hardware will linger behind the needs. Feature pull app "Engineers wishlist" to prioritise the hardware needed for the next gen products and features. Hey Robin, Worth investing in? :)

rick merritt
User Rank
Blogger
re: ARM founder sees startups hustling in hard times
rick merritt   12/13/2012 1:30:46 AM
NO RATINGS
Bill Tsai once laid out the math very clearly for me. VCs can spend a few tens of millions on a chip startup and hope it pays off more than $100M at exit. Or they can invest a few single-digit millions in a Web 2.0 startup and have a shot at a billion. Alas!

WiLess
User Rank
Rookie
re: ARM founder sees startups hustling in hard times
WiLess   12/12/2012 1:38:52 AM
NO RATINGS
VCs aren't interested in projects that span more that 4 years, but with the complexity of semi industry at this point you hardly can find any semi start-up that can bring ROI in that time frame. Software and apps could be quite complex too, but the turnaround time is much faster, especially with the app store infrastructure in place.

SylvieBarak
User Rank
Rookie
re: ARM founder sees startups hustling in hard times
SylvieBarak   12/10/2012 7:24:58 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm still not sure, however, how companies that write software and apps manage to pull in hundreds of thousands of dollars in VC funding for what is basically slideware, while engineers with ACTUAL products have to fight for every dollar. The semi space does require more capex, but that's because it produces real things....

GREAT-Terry
User Rank
CEO
re: ARM founder sees startups hustling in hard times
GREAT-Terry   12/10/2012 2:33:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting story. Yes, the world is now more complex and costly.



Most Recent Comments
Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
1 Comment
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
6 comments
I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
33 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 ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
128 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

latest comment mhrackin Where's the "empty bin" link?
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)