Arteris Articles

Semiconductor M&A?

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Last week a friend of mine was giddy with joy as he exclaimed, “Semi M&A is back!”

It seems Qualcomm’s acquisition of Atheros and Intel’s acquisition of Silicon Hive somehow changed the chemical makeup of his brain, transforming him from an eternal semiconductor market pessimist to a born-again optimist.

Topics: economics industry M&A funding acquisitions startups

Is An FPGA IP Business Model Finally Possible?

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The IP-SoC conference panel, “IPs on FPGA: Strategy and Vision,” was a learning experience for me. Coming from the software and silicon/ASIC/ASSP worlds, I thought I had a pretty comprehensive view of all the various IP licensing models and their technical implementations. But I learned something new that makes me feel positive about the FPGA’s abilities to finally offer a robust market of third party IP. 

Topics: IP Interconnect economics FPGA