Green, The Way to Go

Author: Ram Sudireddy
Founder, President and CEO, CHiL Semiconductor
The cost of building a system on chip at lower geometries like 65 or 45 nanometer is very high. This is becoming a major impediment for investors to invest in such products. ‘Green Technology’ is the buzzword of the day. We are already seeing investments chasing anything that is green. There are huge opportunities for the development of products which consume less energy. And once alternative energy applications become main stream we will naturally need analog chips to drive them. Traditionally analog chips have been built by companies that have in-house fab capabilities. The shift towards building analog chips in a fabless model has begun only recently. This translates to opportunities for startups. However, one needs to keep in mind that hiring good analog designers has always been a challenge. This makes it harder for the startups to make an entry.
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3: Sir,
I consider green technology as green philosophy to be practiced by every human for his own welfare and that of his successors.In hectic of red hot activity man never considered the waste he caused which is now threatening our very existence. My following blog reflects this concern, which if you agree with, please circulate amongst your group.
Thank you
Dr T N vasudevan
Posted by: vasudevan T N - Saturday 24th, January 2009
4: hi sir ,
In present scenario its really a need for us to use and built products which consumes less energy,i agree with this point.But if we want to make chips,as you mentioned in first pt,with the help of analog chips along with energy consumtion low,it looks contradictory.As green quit popular nowdays and its not bad,but not at the cost of loss of enrgy
which is more than sufficient for that product.

with great regards & respect
Prasanna Choudhary
Posted by: Prasanna P Choudhary - Friday 28th, November 2008
5: Dear Mr. Ram

It is an good thinking in terms of consuming less energy and producing more.I wonder how is your so far experience in terms of Green concept. Same time where do see your large part of investment has been deployed because kind of organisation you have, where you need to do technical investment and Investment on People. As a start up company how do you see the balance of investment?

Posted by: Nagaraj B - Thursday 28th, August 2008
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