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windtrotter
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re: Renesas, TSMC tout licensable MCU platform using 40-nm eFlash
windtrotter   7/5/2012 6:29:56 AM
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"producing more than one million (8-inch) wafers per month" is a lot. Is this solely Renesas? Or for MCU?

Tamza2
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re: Renesas, TSMC tout licensable MCU platform using 40-nm eFlash
Tamza2   5/31/2012 12:05:22 AM
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That is how I understand it too. What a shame that the great companies like Mitsubishi, Hitachi etc have come to this. This reminds me of the way the British colonized much of Asia and Africa, but specially India. The local Raja's were agitating against the Mughal empire, the British were invited by the emperor to 'control' the rabble, then asked to 'collect' taxes, and eventually --- we all know the history. TSMC will soon have all the 'crown' jewels no matter NDA's and other agreements. Game over for Japan semiconductors.

Kinnar
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re: Renesas, TSMC tout licensable MCU platform using 40-nm eFlash
Kinnar   5/28/2012 8:15:40 PM
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This will be very good initiative, that will make the efficient use of the licenses available with both the giants. The specifications they have selected will push the use of the new controller in the coming designs.

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re: Renesas, TSMC tout licensable MCU platform using 40-nm eFlash
DrFPGA   5/28/2012 4:47:57 PM
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Seems like a possible step for Renesas in the battle against ARM. What would the next step be?

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re: Renesas, TSMC tout licensable MCU platform using 40-nm eFlash
junko.yoshida   5/28/2012 1:22:38 PM
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My understanding is that in TSMC lingo, "specialty technology" only means something that TSMC can differentiate its service from other foundries.

resistion
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re: Renesas, TSMC tout licensable MCU platform using 40-nm eFlash
resistion   5/28/2012 12:46:49 PM
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Why is embedded flash a "specialty technology"? Not mainstream enough?

resistion
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re: Renesas, TSMC tout licensable MCU platform using 40-nm eFlash
resistion   5/28/2012 12:37:13 PM
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The fact that it is monos not fg suggests couldn't get to 40 nm conventionally?



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