ScaleFlux designed its own chips and beat the fabrication shortage. Here’s six strategies that can help your business deploy a chip design process.
Like most thrilling adventures, this one began with a question: When interviewing for my current job at ScaleFlux, a computational storage vendor, in early 2019, my future boss asked me, “Do you think we can design our own chips?” For a small startup like ScaleFlux, it might seem like an insurmountable project. But, appreciating a challenge, I responded enthusiastically, “Yes!”
What are the benefits? You gain flexibility and increase sustainability. You level the playing field so you can compete with major global technology companies. You also retain control of your architecture rather than giving it to someone else. After all, your architecture is your company’s secret sauce. […]