Revisiting Andy Grove’s "Only the Paranoid Survive"

Revisiting Andy Grove’s "Only the Paranoid Survive"
by Ed McKernan on 11-19-2013 at 10:00 pm

Over the course of the last fifty years there have been two significant books that have delivered emotional and operational clarity on the rise and fall of high tech companies and industries: The Innovator’s Dilemma and Only the Paranoid Survive. Amazingly, these two books were released within a year of each other (1996, 1997) … Read More


The Return of the "Moore Noyce" Company

The Return of the "Moore Noyce" Company
by Ed McKernan on 06-04-2013 at 7:00 pm

It has been a little over a fortnight since Paul Otellini officially stepped down from the CEO post and yet it seems to be more than a long time gone. Unlike his predecessors, he was not asked to remain on the board and perhaps it is a sign that his complete disengagement from the company was necessary to complete a future strategic engagement.… Read More


Will Andy Grove Save Intel By Recruiting Jen Hsun Huang?

Will Andy Grove Save Intel By Recruiting Jen Hsun Huang?
by Ed McKernan on 11-26-2012 at 10:00 pm

Intel may not know it but they are entering a crises moment due to the announced resignation of Paul Otellini that will not take place until May 2013. A six-month funeral with a 100,000 mourning employees will not calm customers who question whether to stick with the x86 PC roadmap much less the Atom mobile processors. A more dramatic… Read More


Andy Bryant Will Now Lead Intel Into The Foundry Era

Andy Bryant Will Now Lead Intel Into The Foundry Era
by Ed McKernan on 11-19-2012 at 12:30 pm

The announcement that Paul Otellini will step down in May 2013 is extraordinary in the history of the way Intel makes CEO transitions. They are thoughtful, deliberate and years in the making, unlike today’s announcement. Twenty years ago Otellini and Andy Bryant were in the top echelon of Andy Grove’s executive team and … Read More


Apple’s iPAD 3 Kicks Off a Season For Silicon Valley Re-Alignments

Apple’s iPAD 3 Kicks Off a Season For Silicon Valley Re-Alignments
by Ed McKernan on 02-13-2012 at 3:43 pm

The Corporate PC may finally be on life supports and with it the purveyors of the hardware and software solutions as consumer adoption of new technology outpaces the carefully planned IT budgets that guarantee positive 3 year Returns on Investments (ROI). The Apple of the consumer’s eye will soon feast on the iPAD 3 with its retina… Read More


The New Semiconductor Economy

The New Semiconductor Economy
by Daniel Nenni on 07-04-2010 at 1:29 pm

Bill Wiseman of McKinsey & Company presented “Waking up to the new normal, the world economy after the great recession” at a recent ITAC GSA Conference. Bill supports my previous semiconductor financial predictions in great and graphical detail.

In the United States: unemployment claims are up, home sales are down without… Read More