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Why is TSMC moving into 450-mm?

4/6/2011 07:00 PM EDT
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re: Why is TSMC moving into 450-mm?
NimrodO0l1   6/12/2012 8:07:41 PM
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Not sure I understand the reduction in engineers either, but you should get twice the parts per wafer without a shrink due to doubling of area. If you do a shrink, you might get twice again. If the number of process steps is about constant, then you expect 4x the parts per operator hour. Intel and others have estimated a 30%+ in cost per chip. It would appear that much of it comes from reduced human hours per chip.

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