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junko.yoshida
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Re: Can Brazil's grow its semiconductor industry ecosystem?
junko.yoshida   7/1/2013 4:44:34 PM
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In many ways, "ecosystem" is a loaded word. In order to build such an ecosystem, you need everyone from software developers to SoC companies, distributors and OEMs/ODMs.

But most importantly, it needs a champion.

In the case of Silicon Valley, it was Fairchild, National and then Intel who championed the cause.

It doesn't necessarily have to be a chip company or a chip foundry.

But it needs its core.

Who would that be in Brazil? Just like Nitin, I wonder about that.

 

 

 

 

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Can Brazil's grow its semiconductor industry ecosystem?
nitind   7/1/2013 4:25:19 PM
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I referred to the Brazilian electronics industry in my article. One of the comments I have heard several times in Brazil is that the industry associations and those who understand the need from universities and industry think they need to have a stronger semiconductor and fabless semiconductor ecosystem in place (just the same way as India is aspiring to develop). However, it seems that it is difficult to stimulate. Would anyone who is reading his in Brazil or Latin America care to comment on how this might happen or what conditions are needed to make it happen? For example, in India, they introduced a national electronics policy last year which specifically addressed the electronics design ecosystem.

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rick merritt   7/1/2013 12:08:30 PM
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Good report from the scene of a big but troubled country at a difficult crossroads, Nitin!


Thanks for sharing what you saw and thanks to Junko for reaching out to you.


This is a great example of the positive impact social networking can make on reporting.

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Tracking Nitin
junko.yoshida   7/1/2013 9:50:11 AM
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I tracked Nitin's whereabouts in the past few weeks by reading his Facebook posts. I told him that it would be a reporter's dream to be on the scene when the biggest news is happening. 

That triggered me to ask him to write this story.

Often times, when you are in a foreign country, you really don't know what's going on. But by talking to local people, reading the local press, and actually watching movements on the street, you'd obseve a lot more than you realize.

I found it most fascinating that this particular nation-wide demonstration was something even people in the business community -- usually the most conservative in most countries -- sympathise. The local people's frustration does not appear to belong to grievances of just one segment of its population -- but something much more universal.

Interesting to watch Brazil's next step.

 



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