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Forum: Process technology Today, 09:18 AM
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Posted By aaronspink
8k per wafer? You are rather significantly off. ...

8k per wafer? You are rather significantly off. And your yield numbers might be in the ballpark for some of the foundries, but people would be fired left and right if 100mm2 chips were yielding at...
Forum: Process technology Today, 09:13 AM
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Views: 7,771
Posted By aaronspink
Extensive experience in the semi industry and the...

Extensive experience in the semi industry and the costs a multiple different semi companies. Its not exactly like its some big secret. Intel's manufacturing costs have been the lowest in the...
Forum: Process technology Yesterday, 06:44 AM
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Views: 7,771
Posted By aaronspink
Wrong but thanks for playing. Even the other...

Wrong but thanks for playing. Even the other players admit Intel has them beat significantly on pitch density.



Oh, are you being serious? You do realize that Intel has had the cheapest...
Forum: GPUs Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,553
Posted By aaronspink
And BOTH of you are wrong. There are two major...

And BOTH of you are wrong. There are two major sources of power with high speed DRAM: interface power and dram cycle power(PRE-RAS-CAS).

Both are directly tied to utilization. The interface...
Forum: Article discussion 11-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By aaronspink
Not really, for HPC there is still a lot of room...

Not really, for HPC there is still a lot of room for improvement. The main slowdown reason for this year, is that this year is a pretty major tail of a technology cycle. Beginning next year, there...
Forum: Article discussion 09-10-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
Considering I at this point probably have more...

Considering I at this point probably have more than my fair share of patents, I know how the USPTO works. If you are assuming they they don't do their job wrt to prior art, you are completely...
Forum: Article discussion 09-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
Validity of a patent has nothing to do with...

Validity of a patent has nothing to do with selling actual products with said patent. There are plenty of patents that from roads that weren't traveled. It is certainly possible to debate the...
Forum: Article discussion 09-10-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By aaronspink
Capacitors are on package AND on-chip in pretty...

Capacitors are on package AND on-chip in pretty much all complex ICs. But to do IVR, you need lots of additional stuff like inductors and the like.
Forum: Article discussion 09-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
Where do people come up with these theories. The...

Where do people come up with these theories. The US PTO does fairly extensive searches through not only all previous patents but also all generally available published research. Its not like they...
Forum: Article discussion 09-10-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
Um, like the first thing you generally do as a...

Um, like the first thing you generally do as a defendant in a patent case is as for a re-examine, but to do that you also have to present additional material for the USPTO to consider. So yes,...
Forum: Article discussion 09-10-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
That's has nothing to due with the any of NV's...

That's has nothing to due with the any of NV's patent claims. I was merely pointing out the sourcecode vs product issue wrt patent law. A patent is still perfectly valid even if the company that...
Forum: Article discussion 09-08-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
And honestly, Samsung wouldn't even be considered...

And honestly, Samsung wouldn't even be considered high volume for ARM. Samsung accounts for ~100m ARM devices per year which is a drop in the bucket. Now they are probably paying one of the higher...
Forum: Article discussion 09-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
The problem arises that in the case of ARM, it...

The problem arises that in the case of ARM, it might not be possible to actually sue ARM for patent infringement as they only sell source code, which has been found/ruled not a piece of infringing...
Forum: Article discussion 09-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
I'm not convinced that you can make an actual...

I'm not convinced that you can make an actual legal case of infringement against ARM in this case. Since they don't per se actually create or sell any physical products, the patent law as existing...
Forum: Article discussion 09-08-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,739
Posted By aaronspink
Exactly, ARM effectively only sells source code,...

Exactly, ARM effectively only sells source code, source code can contain patented technologies but isn't patented itself. An excellent example of this is the x264 package. The source code for x264...
Forum: Article discussion 08-26-2014, 07:26 AM
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Views: 61,823
Posted By aaronspink
That's some pretty ridiculous BS that you are...

That's some pretty ridiculous BS that you are spewing there. The issue with 1 particular publisher is because that publisher wants to set digital prices that are ABOVE the same prices they are...
Forum: Article discussion 08-21-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,915
Posted By aaronspink
Ah, good old Juanrga: Paper with actual data...

Ah, good old Juanrga:

Paper with actual data that is published and reviewed by multiple people: Obvious Intel Plant

Random PR slides: has to be 100% accurate!
Forum: Article discussion 08-21-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,646
Posted By aaronspink
The Relevance is 100%. All known designs and all...

The Relevance is 100%. All known designs and all known devices are going with an MCM implementation. The markets that both HBM and HMC are aimed add either require too much power or too much...
Forum: Article discussion 08-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,646
Posted By aaronspink
You can show anything in a slide. So far, the...

You can show anything in a slide. So far, the only things HBM and HMC have shown as going to release are fully integrated stacks for MCM integration with other dies.
Forum: CPUs 08-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 106,493
Posted By aaronspink
The analysis in the MPR article doesn't even...

The analysis in the MPR article doesn't even arise to compare to many spreadsheet estimates I've seen in the industry. There is simply too much data lacking to ascribe the MPR article anything but...
Forum: Article discussion 08-19-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,646
Posted By aaronspink
That's not the intention of either HBM or HMC. ...

That's not the intention of either HBM or HMC. The intention is that the fully stacked parts including the comms/test chip will be bonded at the initial manufacturing facility and then shipped to...
Forum: Article discussion 08-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,646
Posted By aaronspink
Um, neither HMC nor HBM are really meant for a...

Um, neither HMC nor HBM are really meant for a direct vertical stack with the primary logic die. They are both designed around package level integration instead. While there is potential to replace...
Forum: CPUs 08-19-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 106,493
Posted By aaronspink
It matters to some degree, but using SIMD vs lack...

It matters to some degree, but using SIMD vs lack of SIMD as an argument is pretty fundamentally flawed. What matters in that case is the existence of SIMD, not the ISA expression of that SIMD.
...
Forum: CPUs 08-19-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 106,493
Posted By aaronspink
You also might want to wait for chips to actually...

You also might want to wait for chips to actually sample before starting to make comparisons with them. There is naturally a lot of handwaving in something like the uP report article and Cavium...
Forum: CPUs 08-19-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 106,493
Posted By aaronspink
You might want to try not quoting the same...

You might want to try not quoting the same article that presents no actual data to support your position over and over again. One can search the web to find an opinion piece that supports just about...
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