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Altis foundry updates 130-nm specialty design kits

5/16/2012 10:07 AM EDT
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pinhead1
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re: Altis foundry updates 130-nm specialty design kits
pinhead1   5/17/2012 6:28:09 PM
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I'm not sure if you understand the cubic dollars required to play in 28nm. The figures I have seen for MPW/Shuttle space on 28nm are about $100k/mm^2. And I don't think it makes any sense to tape out a 2mm^2 chip in 28nm... it'd be entirely padcage. So to put your design on an MPW you're looking at nearly 7 figures. And if your chip is heavily analog, you might not save much area vs. 130nm anyhow. And from the other end, setting up a 28nm fab will cost a couple billion dollars, and there is no guarantee you'll even get a customer. At least if these guys don't get a customer, they aren't billions of dollars in the hole ;-)

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any1   5/16/2012 8:10:13 PM
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Not every design needs to be on the leading edge. There is still money to be made at 130 nm if you target the correct markets.

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goafrit   5/16/2012 5:24:18 PM
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This is fighting from the back. I do not think this is truly progress. People are talking of 28nm and this firm is stuck at 130nm. Is that a winning strategy?

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Kinnar   5/16/2012 11:05:44 AM
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I think this help in achieving space grade and mil grade components for the existing unsupported designs for space and mil.

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