Plumbing for Semis – Arm and SiFive are M&A targets, they provide crucial plumbing for almost all chips today, and their ultimate fate will have a big impact on the industry.
The 5-Year Plan for Semis – the whole debate about industrial policy for the US semis industry is muddled. One clue – whenever people start talking about Shenzhen it means they are focused on some other problem.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game – IP for the wireless standards is in the news again, and we are likely going to see a lot more wrangling in this arena soon.
Over the past 25 years the mobile phone industry has radically altered the way we all live, and yet the industry itself is back to the same structure it had all those years ago.
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.
Could? Should? Would? – In which we totally make up a scenario in which mobile operating systems get better.
CNBC reported late last week that Qualcomm has objected to Nvidia’s proposed acquisition of Semis IP licensor Arm. According to this somewhat thinly sourced report, the US FTC regulators have […]
CFIUS – Insert Painful Pun Here – CFIUS is apparently set to review approved deals – will there be more forced sales? Will start-ups with Chinese investors be forced to return the capital? The real problem is no one knows.
Corporate Shells are 9/10s of the Law – Chinese companies often operate under immensely complex ownership structures, which the US fears confers unfair advantages, but more likely the opposite is true, with Chinese companies burdened by these structures.
A Rose Phone by any other name – Huawei spin-out Honor offers some clues on the future of the handset industry.