IP Business Models In Flux

EDA and IP suppliers are engaging with foundries earlier with each manufacturing process node, while those foundries are providing ever more optimized and tuned processes to their customers. As part of this, IP providers must port their IP offerings to the various foundries and processes, putting a squeeze on resources. That raises some difficult questions, such as how to prioritize their limited resources and how to stay nimble in a fast changing environment. Complicating matters is the fact that no one is quite sure what IP will even work in the future because some of these end market, such as IoT and connected everything, are new and evolving. “When you look at what’s happening in compute at the edge, that’s all about specialized applications,” said Zach Shelby, vice president of…


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