Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
CHARLIE.THOMPSON
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
CHARLIE.THOMPSON   12/20/2012 12:50:57 PM
NO RATINGS
Dave didn't see the shift to tablets. Wasn't ready.

CHARLIE.THOMPSON
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
CHARLIE.THOMPSON   12/20/2012 12:50:07 PM
NO RATINGS
But not in ISIL's current form. Losing BU's must be cut first.

CHARLIE.THOMPSON
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
CHARLIE.THOMPSON   12/20/2012 12:49:03 PM
NO RATINGS
At a P/E of over 100 don't expect any larger company to pick up ISIL without considerable fat trimming.

CHARLIE.THOMPSON
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
CHARLIE.THOMPSON   12/20/2012 12:46:42 PM
NO RATINGS
Dave Bell did not have the company on the right track. He purchased too many "loser" companies. The Board finally figured it out. 3/4 of the companies were an op-ex drag and destined to stay that way for years to come. Hype doesn't pay the bills.

SemiRunner
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
SemiRunner   12/19/2012 9:58:53 PM
NO RATINGS
I have to agree with previous posts pointing to the fact that Dave Bell is an outstandig leader and his work at Intersil was a challenging endeavor. I generally feel that Wall St pressure on BOD's is causing a lot of problems for companies like Intersil that want to move into new growth markets. The change expectations are too high and the time allowed is too short. Look around the the valley at numerous companies that are fully capable of moving into a new markets but are now allowed because of short sighted boards. My opinion is that Dave Bell had the company on the right track but the time required was too short.

Brian Fuller2
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
Brian Fuller2   12/19/2012 9:16:10 PM
NO RATINGS
Absolutely right, but I'm not sure whether the answer is more "outsiders"... at the end of the day, it's a deeply technical industry that needs technical leadership... and maybe more vigilant investors....?

Brian Fuller2
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
Brian Fuller2   12/19/2012 9:13:40 PM
NO RATINGS
No insights, but given that Maxim seems more open to acquisition and Linear just made its first-ever acquisition (Dust Networks) last year, the possibility is definitely there. Or a big digital player in need of analog expertise might consider it.

pmoyle111
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
pmoyle111   12/17/2012 9:21:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Or conversely, do our CEOs tend to pack their boards with "their own guys" it is circular - ceo's from one company are the board members of another and vise versa. Then you just have a mesh of back scratching....

Comfortable
User Rank
Rookie
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
Comfortable   12/16/2012 7:25:39 PM
NO RATINGS
If TI is dominating power, then please explain how Dialog has grown from $85 Million in 2005 to $750 Million in 2012. Everyone in power semiconductors is flat to down for the past several years. Those guys from Stuttgart are growing at 28%! [Answer: Apple thinks Dialog power is good enough. 25,000 patents and the world leadership of TI doesn't count. That was my point about why high volume, high margin power semiconductors are old-hat. It's over. Time to move on to move valuable products.]

sranje
User Rank
Manager
re: Silicon Valley Nation: Intersil's Bell resigns, what's next?
sranje   12/15/2012 6:02:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Ooops - "Intel" should have been Intersil Too distracted about the rumors on Intel-nVidia...;-))

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

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

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
9 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...