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resistion
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re: Achronix 6 billion-transistor FPGAs: Take two
resistion   12/5/2012 3:46:09 PM
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Yes that's true by old school thought, but actually 28 nm and below, there are substantial material changes on all critical layers, plus litho constraints, you can't just work with any drawing you have.

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re: Achronix 6 billion-transistor FPGAs: Take two
kjdsfkjdshfkdshfvc   12/5/2012 3:20:42 PM
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how so resistion, perhaps i don't understand your meaning/reasoning there ? lets say you have a given IP (Intellectual Property) for a generic SIMD engine with the same throughput as Neon, then as the node shrink's you can fit more interconnected engines together, and so less limited not more. you may want to give better discount's per cluster of SIMD engine as it shrinks to make your version more popular than the competitors in the global markets rather than the old school fixed pricing etc.

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re: Achronix 6 billion-transistor FPGAs: Take two
resistion   12/5/2012 5:21:40 AM
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It may moot since IP will be more limited at smaller nodes.

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re: Achronix 6 billion-transistor FPGAs: Take two
me3   12/4/2012 6:20:19 PM
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If intel can turn out 5nm FPGA fabric in huge quantities, there may not be a need for foundries.

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Brian Fuller2   12/4/2012 5:50:42 PM
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The IP strategy will be a tough, tough row to hoe... But remember, they're pretty much attached to Intel's hip and that's probably, long term, where the ip makes sense... especially as guys like Mark Bohr are saying the fabless model is dead.

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junko.yoshida   12/4/2012 5:37:41 PM
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Good questions. At this point, Achronix is not naming names in terms of its potential customers or potential licensees. But there appear to be demands for their physical chip. Who would be the first embedded FPGA IP licensee would be an interesting story to follow.

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me3   12/4/2012 5:18:33 PM
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No demand for the physical chip? Who want the IP, Intel? Is Tabula's chip out yet?

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krisi   12/4/2012 4:52:37 PM
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Going to the IP model is risky as you say Junko as that stretches your revenue stream significantly out...but if it doesn't kill you you will leave longer! Kris

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