"Dennis Posadas' Rice & Chips illustrates the complexities and dynamics involved with creating a Pan-Asian Silicon Valley. Using examples and stories from each of the major Asian countries, Posadas reviews how each of the Asian countries has developed their technological platforms and provides a blueprint for potential future success as well." --Michael Edmondson, PhD, President MEAPA, Bioscience commercialization company in Oklahoma, USA
"Venture Capital is at various stages of evolution and sophistication among the countries in the Asian region. Increased activity in this field is needed, particularly among the developing nations, in order to give another dimension to the funding and growth of their economies. Rice & Chips makes a valuable contribution by promoting venture capital in Asia, keeping it in the awareness of relevant people and showing what is being done in other countries." --Guillermo D. Luchangco, Chairman & CEO, Investment and Capital Corporation of the Philippines (ICCP) Group
"Posadas makes a strong case for geographic proximity among universities, research institutes and industry as instrumental for the proliferation of start-ups emerging out of Silicon Valley, Route 128 and similar Asian nodes of technopreneurship. When we look at our ivory-towered universities and their isolation from the enclave economies in our industrial estates, it is obvious that location strategy has been driven by the economics of transportation of infrastructure, of real estate development and of tax/fiscal incentives and that the factors of synergy and complementation have been all but forgotten. --Federico C Gonzalez, President/CEO, PESO Inc.
About the Author
Dennis Posadas writes a technology column for the Philippine newspaper BusinessWorld. He has contributed several articles to UCLA AsiaMedia on Asian telecom, wireless and internet developments, and has been quoted by BusinessWeek regarding his views on Asian technopreneurship. Posadas has also acted as a consultant for the University of the Philippines Ayala Science and Technology Park. Posadas spent several years in the chip industry, mainly as a development engineer, technology business analyst and venture capital scout for Intel. He received his BS Electrical Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines at Diliman in 1991, and was a Fellow (Advanced Study Program) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999. Posadas lives with his wife Joy, and three daughters in Manila, the Philippines. Rice & Chips: Technopreneurship and Innovation in Asia, is his first book.