Idle Speculation on Apple Cars – If Apple is building a car, they are going to need a trusted assembly partner. Has anyone noticed how much investment Foxconn has been pouring into autos lately?
Where is Qualcomm Driving? – As the smartphone market matures, Qualcomm has finally taken steps to diversify into new markets – IoT and Auto both offer big opportunities, but may be many years away.
Intel 2.0’s Customer Dilemma – If Intel can sort out its manufacturing process, if it can find the funds it needs, if it can build up a true customer service capability, and if can do all this in under three years, then IFS may be viable.
Heterogeneous Compute – The competitive dynamics of the processor markets were static for years, but the demand for “AI” and the emergence of new customers/competitors means the market for all processors is likely to shift considerably in coming years.
Do Nvidia’s competitors want it to buy Arm? Chip companies are worried that Nvidia will be successful with Arm, but they are much more worried that Nvidia fails putting an immense burden on an industry that depends on Arm.
Semis Musical Chairs – AMD for XLNX – AMD is now competing with Intel everywhere that matters, and every other major chip company has to worry about relying on FPGAs owned by a potential competitor.
Power plant on wheels – Why chips matter – The magic of semis is that they can compress complex problems into workable units. But the paradox of semis is that when all that work is done well, everyone takes them for granted.
Edge Computing could be a sizable market for some companies. However, it does not need fancy new technologies or hardware so much as it needs solutions tailored to specific use cases and industries.
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