eBay and online auctions

From: William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net>
Date: Sat Jan 31 08:14:39 1998

> I can't see some ASIC off a PC card, which was only available as part of
> that card _ever_ being available as a spare part, though. The only way to
> get it will be as part of the machine.

Very true.

> I've not heard of _anybody_ who can make ASICs at home, and I personally
> doubt that such people will ever exist.

FPGAs! They are obviously here to stay now, and their densities keep
getting larger and larger (and the packages smaller and smaller).

And what about twenty years from now when Ronco starts selling the
Tabletop ASICmaster for four easy payments of $29.95?

William Donzelli
Received on Sat Jan 31 1998 - 08:14:39 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:30:58 BST