The bottleneck in technology is always moving. Advances in algorithms, software, and sensors have saturated the capabilities of the cutting edge of chips and components. Moore’s law has run out of steam. Intel’s tick-tock cadence is no more. To unlock the next generation of use cases, we will need a new approach.
We can’t just sit back and wait for the incumbents to build the next generation of chips and components. Yes, they continue to invest billions in the next versions of their do-it-all processors, but those don’t solve the most interesting problems anymore.
Today's most exciting applications—phones, cars, and VR devices—aren't plugged in. Power, cost, and space rule supreme. A massive general purpose processor simply cannot compete with an optimized device on all those dimensions. Even data center applications are sensitive to power, due to sheer scale, and a purpose-built device can maximize performance.
Purpose-built teams are necessary to create purpose-built chips and components. If you can find the right opportunity, and assemble the right team to pull it off, we want to help you turn it into an important component of the modern economy.