How to survive until making substantial fund

Newracom / Mgmt MucC63j
Sep 27, 2017 8 Comments

Fabless semiconductor company, a high tech startup having lots of potential that guaranteed from high level talents and high quality patents over the world. I heard that most semiconductor company takes more time than companies in other industry, like at least 6-9years to produce the chip design and finally make some money to operate normally. As most of employees are all engineers minimum operation cost from the benefit and payroll is tremendously high. As a startup, and as a company in semiconductor industry, how do you survive for such a long time before making substantial regular income? (Except venture capital) High burn rate makes so hard. High in payroll, benefit, patent maintenance, and rent fee from the equipments make thing so hard to survive every year.

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  • Microsoft / Eng NtyaSadela
    This post is everything why Qualcomm should win and fuck the greedy apple..
    Sep 27, 2017 2
    • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
      Allegedly patents hold back technology.
      Sep 28, 2017
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      vrOx56

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      They don’t hold it back. The intent of patents was/is to incentivize innovation.
      Nov 23, 2017
  • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
    Well, royalties from high quality patents. That's how Qualcomm survives.
    Sep 27, 2017 3
    • Newracom / Mgmt MucC63j
      OP
      Right... That is the only money source for now... :(
      Sep 27, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
      Nothing bad w that though. You license technologies w/o the headache of production.
      Sep 27, 2017
    • Newracom / Mgmt MucC63j
      OP
      Agree.. just not enough to afford all of the above sigh thank you for your comment tho! 👍🏼
      Sep 28, 2017
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    vrOx56

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    Fabless Chip co still sell chips. They usually don’t license out what they invent.
    Nov 23, 2017 0