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Re: Why still 0.35u ??? for 21264?



>Ok.. I just looked at the specs for the 21264... why is it still a 
>.35micron chip? Almost everyone has gone below that.. and towards the 
>.18micron.... can you imagine the kind of heat a 0.35 micron chip can 
>generate at 600Mhz? I don't get it... does Samsung lack the technology? 
>Can they not license it from someone like AMD? Or are they just slow in 
>upgrading their fabs?

0.25um has just been recently introduced  in the product industry and is in the
so called 'ramp up' phase.  0.18 still needs at least 2 years to be
there...although everybody is pushing hard...

cheers

carles with standard disclaimers 




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