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4/12/2012 08:17 PM EDT
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apaDAV
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re: Nvidia calls for move to 450mm wafers
apaDAV   4/23/2012 9:39:00 AM
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While what you say is right, it has nothing to do with the topic. Just because one can create and manufacture a design with more transistors does not mean that the die will work. If there are twice the logic transistors per chip then the reliability of every one must "double" too.

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rick merritt   4/16/2012 3:33:08 PM
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More than a decade ago, Moore predicted his "law" would slow before it runs out of gas near the feature size of individual atoms. Looks like he was right again, unfortunately.

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any1   4/16/2012 1:41:59 PM
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Moores law is slowing down. Get used to it Guys. Going to 450 mm wafers now would be doubling down on a bad bet. Innovations like Intel's finfet is the way forward.

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apaDAV   4/14/2012 1:39:42 PM
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So Nvidia has found the Design-Gap that has been making the news the past decade. I wonder if they have considered to train more of the required engineers? Or are they saying that they can not turn 1000 Bachelors into physical design engineers? Where did they suppose to find increasing numbers of experienced physical design engineers?

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the_floating_ gate   4/13/2012 2:41:42 PM
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NVDA can't get it done @ 300mm - what makes them think they get it done with 450mm? For NVDA it would only get 2.25 worse.

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