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Susan Rambo
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Re: We want to see more articles by Peter Clarke
Susan Rambo   7/21/2014 10:00:40 PM
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I couldn't agree with you more that Peter Clarke is one of the best.

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Re: Silicon 60 Reveals Shifts
docdivakar   7/18/2014 12:38:50 PM
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Hi Peter, you correctly note that "cost of designing a digital chip at the leading-edge has gone up exponentially" and further "...analog and mixed-signal ICs, power and power management, image sensors, MEMS sensors, materials, wireless communications, EDA, and IP cores, the costs are much lower, and the time to money is much shorter..."  You are quite correct in your observations but it has not translated into investment activities these days.

Silicon Valley still has not seen significant funding for MEMS startups, for example. And investments in EDA has come to an almost full stop! Some of the saving graces seems to be startups in wireless and SoC's for IoT.

We in Silicon Valley wonder why it is called so now a days! It is more a "Software Valley" these days.

MP Divakar

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We want to see more articles by Peter Clarke
chipmonk0   7/18/2014 8:54:20 AM
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in the US version of EE Times. He is one of the best.



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