Signals and Noise   UNDER PRESSURE – Israel, or “Startup Nation” as it’s sometimes called, is buzzing from two recent news stories about bigtime investments in the expanding semiconductor manufacturing…

Ultimate alchemy: Qualcomm to buy NXP for $37 billion
Alchemists of old understood the transformative processes of combining matter, elements, and exiliars – all in the quest to change ordinary metals into gold. Today, we call these tech magicians semiconductor makers, the transformers of the modern age. Now, having transformed the human world by wiring and connecting us all together, the semiconductor industry itself…