This has broad implications for the whole semiconductor supply chain, because in many cases it paves the way for more data to move freely between different vendors, no matter where they sit in that chain. That can go a long way toward improving the quality of chips and systems, reducing the cost of design and manufacturing, and shed light on supply chain constraints. It also opens up many more opportunities for data analysis to help offset rising concerns about liability in markets such as automotive, medical and mil/aero.