In recession, Silicon Valley influence could be overtaken by India

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    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    In recession, Silicon Valley influence could be overtaken by India, China - SmartPlanet

    In recession, Silicon Valley influence could be overtaken by India

    Hot on the heels of the “worst year ever” for information technology spending, research firm Gartner predicts that spending will grow just 2.3 percent in 2010.

    Will tight corporate budgets prevent traditional tech power centers such as Silicon Valley from remaining in the driver’s seat?

    According to Gartner research senior vice president Peter Sondergaard, who spoke at the research firm’s Symposium in Orlando, Silicon Valley will no longer be in charge of the rebound, thanks to trust issues, spending declines and increasing technology risks.

    Previous rebounds were led by emerging markets, Sondergaard said. In the near future—2011, 2012 and beyond—emerging markets will increasingly shape how information technology is deployed.

    Those markets? Nations such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, with the latter two positioning themselves as potential rivals to Silicon Valley
  3. Koji

    Koji New Member

    May 24, 2009
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    I found the last sentence to be particularly interesting. Any numbers that differentiate between China and India?
  4. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Between India and China over the world's IT industry, It's always been India for software and IT-enabled services, while China has been for hardware. Even there, they're not good at designing hardware, only manufacturing what designers in the US, Japan, Korea, or Canada order for.

    The Chinese have made attempts to make a SIMD-based PC processor, one of their notable attempts is called "Godsun Longsun", and with it, they hope to use in low-price computers. That processor, with its shady and substandard implementation of the x86 instruction set, doesn't have takers in its own country. A well-timed introduction Intel's Atom, VIA (a Taiwan-based company) Nano, and AMD's CULV processors have pretty much buried that Chinese chip.

    Indian software and IT-enabled services industry on the other hand, relies far less on foreign "designs". Since software is something that is designed ad hoc, we are our own innovators. Most Indian developers "sell" their work to larger software companies abroad, but it goes on to show that the industry is already 'indigenous'. India and China both have missing pieces to eachothers' puzzles. It's sad that we're [pitted to be] competitors.

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