VCP: Turning Chaos to Order
By Jack Harding on April 01, 2011 from
It would be unthinkable to begin this publication without recognition of the disaster the Japanese people are enduring, even as this is written. My friends and colleagues are as safe as they can be, so far; thousands are lost. But it takes no imagination to appreciate the psychological and very ... continue reading
Just Kidding: The Semiconductor Market is Actually Reintegrating
By Jack Harding on October 25, 2010 from
I can remember back to 1995 and the first time I heard Joe Costello at Cadence speak publicly about the “disaggregation of the supply chain”. Disaggregation? Was that even a word in Webster’s Dictionary? It didn’t matter because, like many other concepts championed by Joe, it was the ... continue reading
Selling your Fabless Semiconductor Company? Don’t leave money on the table.
By Jack Harding on August 23, 2010 from
The VCP model can earn a Fabless Semiconductor Company (FSC) a higher valuation in an acquisition. Why settle for less going it alone?
The vast majority of private FSCs are venture funded and, rationally, anticipate an exit through acquisition. The statistics around achieving an exit via an ... continue reading
21st Century Semiconductor Information: Innovation Becomes Necessity
By Jack Harding on July 29, 2010 from
About 8 years ago eSilicon was visited by executives from Accenture. The meeting was arranged by them to understand the details of our, then, new business model. They had anticipated that the semiconductor industry would be served by companies not unlike eSilicon; an aggregation of technical ... continue reading