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Mohamed Kassem: Q&A With the Company Founder

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Netcrawl
Netcrawl
10/1/2013 12:37:50 AM
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Re: $1500
They fear of Chinese developing its own product or chips, and might one day compete with them. This is exactly the main reason why these companies won't bring their high end designs in China.

Few in the electronic industry though that was remotely possible ten years ago but since then the chinese have harnessed some of the nation's best engineers and the government's deep pockets to make something big and huge progress. China graduates 500,000 good engineers a year compared to America's 250,000, that a wide gap. The China's single-mindedness is one big reason why these companies doesn't dare to build fab there or bring their high end designs. A good example is Intel, the company doesn't want to bring their high end chipmaking equipment, why? chipmaking plants are where the bulk of Intel's intellectual property lies. 

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JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
10/1/2013 12:36:14 AM
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@Scott,

Point well taken. However, there was no pSoc knowledge and the learning curve (however short it may be) would have delayed the deliveries.

It makes sense to go for pSoc based technology.

 

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Netcrawl
Netcrawl
10/1/2013 12:15:25 AM
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SunitaT What I mean that these companies would not bring their high end design, the industry-leading technology to China because of great fear that the chinese might steal their technology. These companies are building and moving plants in China for economic reasons- low cost manufacturing overhead and low cost labor. 

But in term of technology transfer, from foreign companies to China-based companies I think there's still some big challenges and some fear.   

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SunitaT0
SunitaT0
9/30/2013 11:24:36 PM
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If Mohamed Kassem sincerely follows what he means in the interview, I guess, this is going to be a game changer in an industry which scares away common designers and patronises only big brothers.

@Jayaraman, I totally agree with you opinion. I think it would difficult for the company to make money, but if they can generate revenue from this model then this would definitely change the way designs are implemented. 

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SunitaT0
SunitaT0
9/30/2013 11:16:44 PM
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Something very close to the model Chinese Manufacturing: participatory cooperation, a kind of consortium of production.

@Maciel, thanks for sharing this info. I never knew such systems are already implemented in China. Can you please share more details about chinese model of manufacturing.

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SunitaT0
SunitaT0
9/30/2013 11:13:44 PM
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companies are not bringing their high end design in China.  

@Netcrawl, I agree with you that IP is not safe in China. When you say companies are not bringing their high end design in chian do you mean companies are not manufacturing in China ? 

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Scott Elder
Scott Elder
9/30/2013 1:54:45 PM
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@JKV  <<I needed a few opamps and analog switches for an application, a year back. My best volume would be 1000 pcs per year.>>

Why wouldn't something like a pSoC be acceptable for these types of problems?

The path to a custom device that actually shows up in a product is not about what it costs to see a few parts.  That is very misleading.  These sub-$3,000 prototyping costs ignore the cost of test engineering, quality assurance, and hardware (i.e. burn in boards, etc.).  

There is an old saying that if you can't afford to buy a Rolls Royce new, you shouldn't buy one used.  That mentaliity applies here as well.  That's not a statement of arrogance.  It is simply an evaluation of the practicality.

Do it for the experience or the fun, not because it is an economical way to go at 1,000 pieces.  It certainly isn't a convenient development path.

 

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Netcrawl
Netcrawl
9/29/2013 7:46:08 PM
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I like the Chinese model they're good in low cost production but  when it comes to Intellectual Property protection China is not an ideal place for this, companies are not bringing their high end design in China.   

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Netcrawl
Netcrawl
9/29/2013 7:41:13 PM
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China is getting too much attention these days, its getting bigger in the IC market because companies are moving their production plants in China for economic reasons. But there's one major problem here: the lack orf Intellectual Property protection has become a major deterrent for foreign companies seeking to build or establish a state of the art IC facilities in China, the lack of IP protection is also a reason why many tech companies have not brought their industry-leading IC designs to China.    

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Maciel
Maciel
9/28/2013 2:33:55 PM
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The process of manufacturing an integrated circuit, is not so simple to be done, I believe we will be spending many, many dollars ..

But as I understand the idea and viable products / projects and to build the CI that has opening / space market and investments are paid.

Something very close to the model Chinese Manufacturing: participatory cooperation, a kind of consortium of production.

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