playing an important role after the Intel takeover. Artusi built an interdependence between Lantiq and Sckipio, with complementary chip developments and reference designs. With the resources of $50B Intel, he can support his ally.With chips costing $10's of millions and more to develop, funding becomes just this side of impossible. Lantiq CEO Dan Artusi is
Lantiq had to give up independence and is now part of Intel. Alcatel and Dado Banatao put risk capital behind Ikanos. That wasn't enough and the VC's wound up selling to Qualcomm. Sckipio is essentially the only independent DSL chipmaker outside of China.