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  • 1. SearchLight Systems Independent Contingency-based semiconductor recruiting for Bay Area Semiconductor Startups
  • 2. Training
      • General Recruiting
      • Semiconductor Design Process
      • Semiconductor Jobs
      • Sample Resumes
      • Technical Terms (Dictionary)
      • Contact Lists
      • Interesting Companies
      • What makes an exciting startup opportunity?
  • 3. Contingency Based
    • 3 Types of Recruiters
      • In-House (Contract) Recruiters (Hourly)
      • Contingency
      • Executive/Retained
    • Contingency = Paid if Candidate Hired*
    • * Subject to Gaurentee Period
  • 4. Bay Area Semiconductor Startups
    • Silicon Valley has a rich history of Semiconductor Startups starting with Fairchild Instruments
    • VC's are Venture Capitalists that fund startups
  • 5. Bay Area Semiconductor Startups
    • Example Headlines...
  • 6. What does a SoC look like?
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AMD_Geode_LX_800_CPU.jpg
  • 7. Bay Area Semiconductor Startups
    • Semiconductors are the "chips" that make PC's, iPhones and Set Top Boxes work. Examples include SoCs which are Systems on Chips that accelerate media (e.g., video, graphics and audio) using embedded processors
  • 8. What is a "SoC"?
    • System-on-a-chip or system on chip (SoC or SOC) refers to integrating all components of a computer or other electronic system into a single integrated circuit (chip). It may contain digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often radio-frequency functions – all on a single chip substrate. A typical application is in the area of embedded systems.
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System-on-a-chip
  • 9. What is an "ASIC"?
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit
  • 10. Advances in integrated cirucuits
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit#Advances_in_integrated_circuits
  • 11. Classifications
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit#Classification
  • 12. Specialization: Video
    • Video: MPEG2/4 and H.264
    • Graphics: OpenGL and Direct3D
    • Audio: Dolby
    • Imaging: JPEG
  • 13. Interesting Companies
    • Broadcom
    • www.broadcom.com
    • Large, Public Company ($5B/year in sales)
    • Sigma Designs
    • www.sdesigns.com
    • Small, Public Company ($200M/year in sales)
  • 14. Broadcom
    • Sells many kinds of chips
    • For example, Video Encoders, DeCoders and Transcoders
    • http://www.broadcom.com/products/Cable/MPEG-2-Digital-Audio-Video-Encoders
  • 15. Sigma Designs
    • Sells mainly video processor chips
    • For example, Video DeCoders for Set Top Boxes (IPTV)
    • http://www.sdesigns.com/solutions_subcat.php?id=1###
  • 16. Reference Designs
    • A reference design is a sample board design which can be used to achieve a "design win" with the client. The client can even use customize a reference design into a salable product. Enables rapid development and shows off hardware, software, SDK/utilities, OS Support, etc. (complete BOM)
    • http://www.sdesigns.com/products.php?id=25
  • 17. What is a "design flow"?
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System-on-a-chip#Design_flow
  • 18. SoC Structure
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System-on-a-chip#Structure
  • 19. How are SoC's fabricated?
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System-on-a-chip#Fabrication
  • 20. SoC Cont. (See Also)
    • See also
    • List of system-on-a-chip suppliers PSoC
    • ASIC
    • Microcontroller
    • Electronic design automation
    • Post silicon validation
    • System in package
    • Network On Chip