Title: Developing e-commerce business models for enabling silicon intellectual property transactions

Authors: Chi-Yo Huang, Joseph Z. Shyu

Addresses: Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao-Tung University, No. 1001, Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsin-Chu 300, Taiwan. ' Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao-Tung University, No. 1001, Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsin-Chu 300, Taiwan

Abstract: Integrated Circuit (IC) design productivity has failed to keep pace with Moore|s Law in the past decade; thus, a |design productivity gap| between the increase in IC design complexity and increased productivity has emerged. As the IC industry migrates to the System-On-Chip (SOC) era, the nature of Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP), which can narrow the |design productivity gap|, has made SIP critical for the design and implementation of a complex SOC. There are two major categories of SIP problems, technical and business; both are based on current SIP transaction business processes. The primary purpose of this paper is to develop e-commerce business models to resolve complex technical and business issues in SIP transactions and thus enable the business more fully online. The benefits of the proposed e-commerce business models and efficiency improvements to SOC designs regarding the leveraging of the proposed models are discussed.

Keywords: e-commerce; electronic commerce; business-to-business; B2B; silicon intellectual property; SIP Mall; system-on-chip; SOC; integrated circuits; technology transactions; business modelling; e-business models; semiconductor industry; electronic business; design complexity; productivity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2006.010113

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2006 Vol.5 No.2/3, pp.114 - 133

Available online: 20 Jun 2006 *

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