One main model is that with IP cores and the right licensing terms EDA companies get paid on per chip basis, rather than on a per design seat basis. This may allow them to draw down more of the value that their tools and cores help create.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.