Trouble at Intel – Intel’s delay of 7nm chips is a near-term financial problem, a boon to its data center competitor, a geopolitical problem and not least a major identity crisis for the company.
5 chip companies revisited – With elevated stock prices and cheap debt the large companies have the means to further consolidate the industry. But this time even the biggest companies may be targets.
What if you threw a WAN Party on no one logged on? Cloud gaming sounds great on paper, but the details matter. Candy Crush does not need it, and Call of Duty does not want it. How are we going to get it all to work?
Uncertainty – Are we going back to work? – After a week of speaking to a lot of large enterprises, we think a lot of big companies will not return to normal activity this year.
Org Chart as an Service- Amazon’s growth is built on an incredibly flexible organizational structure
China has about a dozen RF chip companies, competing at the low end of the market. Ultimately, they will consolidate, but the question is how many will survive and become global players. This pattern likely applies to all of China’s 1,300 chip companies.
5G and the Bandit – The CBRS auction could be the start of a new chapter in wireless networking. We are watching to see if the cable MSOs and the Internet giants, or other new entrants, emerge as winners of some of that spectrum.
Death, Taxes and IP Licenses – Someone needs to create a Y-Combinator for semiconductor start-ups.
Arm for sale? Arm could probably benefit from new owners, but faces some big strategic challenges that need to be addressed soon.
Yesterday’s big news was the combination of Analog Devices and Maxim, two of the largest analog chip makers left in the US. We have been commenting on the consolidation among […]