Prints for an 11/70

From: Ben Franchuk <>
Date: Tue Dec 11 23:12:20 2001

Chris Kennedy wrote:
> Ben Franchuk wrote:
> [snip]
> > Prototype fab will be about $30K. ( depends on chip size ).
> Um, if you can point me to a .18 or finer fab that will even
> answer the phone for $30K I'd love to hear about it.

 This is a top of the head figure. Since I have computer budget
of $50 a month I don't check that often for the latest fab prices.
I will stick to slow FPGA's for now. That is not to say I would
not like my latest and not so great cpu in real silicon.
Ben Franchuk --- Pre-historic Cpu's --
PS. Note even doing chip design in slow technology will show
the strengths and weakness of a design. Remember too with the
massive pipelining that a real instruction could be 1/10 the 
clock speed. Note I still think the 6800/6500 architecture makes
sense than massive pipelining to save a few % in clock cycles.
Received on Tue Dec 11 2001 - 23:12:20 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:33:38 BST