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Re: 78 different process technologies?
Patk0317   7/31/2013 4:28:36 PM
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"Wow. I for one find it kind of unbelievable that TI can support so many different process technologies."

 

I would say that that depends upon how different each process technology is. Is each of the 78 a totally seperate process, or an interation of an exisiting process? You figure they have 6 or 7 geometry nodes and then 10 different tweaks to a process on each node and probably some overlap between what TI and National processes that are more or less the same?

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Analog and Moore's Law
Patk0317   7/31/2013 4:24:17 PM
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I agree with the statement - there is no Moore's law for analog. Smaller geometries do not necessarily benefit analog or mixed-signal devices. The issues created by shrinking an analog device often outweigh the benefits.

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truekop   7/31/2013 2:41:10 PM
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@Rick, Can such information be gathered about other Analog giants like ADI and Linear tech ? I suspect those companies will have as many or more proccess technologies. It will also be interesting to find out how many of these companies still engage in development of SiGe Bipolar/Bipolar process technologies crucial for RF and Microwave circuits.

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78 different process technologies?
mcgrathdylan   7/31/2013 2:02:36 PM
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TI currently supports about 78 different process technologies, more than 20 of them inherited with its 2011 acquisition of National Semiconductor. "It's a whole different world in logistical complexity," he said.


Wow. I for one find it kind of unbelievable that TI can support so many different process technologies. And I think Menon's quote, about being a whole different world in logistical complexity, has got to be an understatement. You would thing they would want to cut that number down just for complexity's sake.

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Next up: Exar
rick merritt   7/31/2013 1:20:54 PM
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I talk with the CEO of Exar, a much smaller and fabless analog and mixed-signal company Thursday. Questions, anyone?

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elctrnx_lyf   7/31/2013 1:15:03 PM
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Analog world is much different compared to the digital. The products and fabs are more custom than the standard digital chips.

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