Montavista f-f-fades away


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - 11/10/09) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ:CAVM - News), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, wireless, storage and video applications, today announced that it is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MontaVista Software for $50 million, comprised of approximately…

Venture capital, short term, and India


From Wladawsky-Berger's blog entry on Carlota Perez's analysis in 2005: She mentions three particular structural tensions that we need still to work out in order to move on: investments continue to be focused on short-term gain, not on long-term production and growth; the social system continues to foster an unstable…

The coming bust in venture cap


According to Forbes (thanks to Trevor Loy for the link) The venture capital industry is staring at the most vicious shakeout in its history. Returns are pathetic for most funds, the public offering pipeline on which venture depends for its exit strategy is clamped shut, and with the shares of…