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Vodafone's software-defined silicon bet signals a biz model shakeup

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Re: How does overprovisioning work?

Software defined silicon might help when customers want only a low number of chips for their spec and the manufacturer can use the same chip with feature addons switched off/on to develop and produce the chip in higher numbers.

Using that to try and get the customer to pay for addons already in the chip is risky. What are the odds the built in feature is already outdated by newer technology at the time the customer is interested in using it?

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