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Commodity IP vs. architectural IP: deconstructing the semiconductor industry

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1 Author(s)
G. Zachary ; Mohr Davidow Ventures, Menlo Park, CA, USA

The semiconductor industry is starting to approach a pure publisher/content business model. The much vaunted "intellectual property" semiconductor startup is falling into two buckets: commodity IP and architectural IP. While the fab/fabless business model debate underlay the last 10 years, the foreseeable future for semiconductor startups will be driven by the commodity IP/architectural IP debate.

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VLSI Circuits, 1998. Digest of Technical Papers. 1998 Symposium on

Date of Conference:

11-13 June 1998