Roll Your Own Chips – When you design products that someone else is going to manufacture using processes that trip against quantum physics effects, no one is cool enough to not be a little worried that something will go wrong.
Let’s Build a Chip – We lay out the costs of building a chip – with spreadsheets!
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.
Margin Stacking and the Cost of AI – How much of the value of “AI” will accrue to hardware makers who have to add significant silicon content to make their products stand out.
Gamma Ray Exposure Preferred; Not Required – Apple’s job listing hint at their ambitions for cellular modems.
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.
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 […]
RF Semis Update – On the competitive front Qualcomm’s growing heft in RF semis does not affect Broadcom much, but is a growing problem for Skyworks and Qorvo.
The Qualcomm Shakes-up of RF is Beginning – Qualcomm announced a few commercially minor RF products, but they demonstrate that the company is about to win the Holy Grail of RF chips.