Oracle is out of the chip business!

Oracle is out of the chip business!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-26-2017 at 7:00 am

This is a story I have been tracking for some time now. Oracle is one of the companies I was enamored with early in my career, Sun microsystems as well. They are both legacies here in Silicon Valley, absolutely. I can now confirm that Oracle is getting out of the chip business. Oracle got into the chip business with the $7.4B acquisition… Read More


Software Security is Necessary but NOT Sufficient

Software Security is Necessary but NOT Sufficient
by Dr. Jason Oberg on 06-30-2016 at 12:00 pm

As the silicon designs inside the connected devices of the Internet of Things transition from specifications to tapeouts, electronics companies have come to the stark realization that software security is simply not adequate. Securing silicon is now a required, not optional, part of RTL design processes.… Read More


The SUN will NOT set on Oracle!

The SUN will NOT set on Oracle!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-19-2014 at 7:00 am

Larry Ellison resigning as CEO of Oracle caught me by surprise. I definitely did not see that one coming. Talk about the end of an era, as a 30+ year Silicon Valley veteran there have been quite a few industry icons that stand out amongst the others: Dave Packard, Bill Hewlett, Gordon Moore, Andy Grove, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Larry… Read More