What do buses, windows, and iTunes have in common? They're all engineering successes that don’t really look like, well, engineering successes.
This week I spoke with two different companies that sell on-chip networks for SoC designers. They're IP companies, which is to say they license their R&D efforts to other hardware engineers in exchange for an upfront fee and a royalty. It's a pretty well understood business model, so no surprises there.
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