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re: China makes its own 22-nm transistor
daleste   1/3/2013 1:56:18 AM
It would be easy for China to lure back some of the Chinese scientists and engineers working in other countries.

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re: China makes its own 22-nm transistor
GREAT-Terry   12/28/2012 12:13:52 PM
I believe China will catch up very soon. The paces of scientists are moving faster and faster. What matters now is who has the money and people to work on this? China surely has the money and probably can also attract and incubate the top grade scientists!

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re: China makes its own 22-nm transistor
lidation   12/26/2012 12:03:35 PM
This is nothing. So they basically use their lab tools to build one 22nm MOSFET. Then what? How are they going to ramp this up to SMIC's production line? Most of their (SMIC) tools/processes/engineers are not ready for 22nm. Not even close. Let alone yield. I regard this news solely as for propaganda purposes.

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re: China makes its own 22-nm transistor
sprite0022   12/24/2012 1:31:01 AM
china could skip mars exploration and spend money on some silicon R&D.

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re: China makes its own 22-nm transistor
Bert22306   12/21/2012 9:46:30 PM
In my view, this trend was inevitable. Almost want to say "I told you so." Why wouldn't China be capable of developing leading-edge processes? As long as their government isn't deliberately creating obstacles to progress, as it was in the past, a country with a huge population and a strong work and education ethic can't help but become competitive against anyone else. And this can only accelerate if the people gradually take more control from their government.

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re: China makes its own 22-nm transistor
rick merritt   12/21/2012 5:06:48 PM
This is the first I have heard of China trying to develop its own leading edge process technology. Of course, there is a long path from an academic's achievement to a full blown working process at a fab, so I assume China still needs a lot of ecosystem development.

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