Phenomenal growth in the use of mobile wireless, and ubiquitous sensor products has fueled a resurgence of excitement in the semiconductor industry. In spite of increasing investment costs and predictions of doom and gloom, these are exciting times in the semiconductor innovation pipeline for those that are willing to adapt and make adjustments.
This seminar will offer a discussion of the important technical and business challenges, and the myriad of opportunities. The focus will be on Innovation and Entrepreneurship opportunities. Leveraging the industry's use of collaborative research and development, and the Fabless Integrated Circuits model provides many opportunities for new ideas. Because the success rate of start-up companies remains relatively low, innovators need to pay attention to a broad spectrum of factors besides their technical idea. This seminar will provide guidelines for innovators to launch companies with increased probabilities of success. Using the Fabless IC startup learnings as a base, this course will offer hope for entrepreneurs, researchers, and designers in fulfilling their dreams.