Yesterday we ran a report about whether chip design could be effectively reduced to the point of profitability for innovative designs. Conventional wisdom said that possibility will not come around for at least 10 years. But in our year-long investigation we stumbled across a very quiet company, Yotta Data Sciences, and its founder and CEO Tom Grebinski, that might have a solution that would speed the process up within a couple of years. Grebinski has put his thumbprint on the semiconductor industry for a couple of decades. He dealt with how ICs are physically composed by pioneering atomic layer deposition technology in the 1980s, he moved to developing a way to handle yottabytes of data as the author of the the OASIS integrated circuit layout format standard of SEMI. Now he’s taking on how that data can be managed, distributed and protected efficiently and effectively.