On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM, Jim Brain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On 2/27/2012 5:42 PM, Ingo Korb wrote: >> I think you're off by an order of magnitude or two. MOSIS has an online >> automated quote generator - 30 chips (minimum) in the ON Semi I2T30 process >> (0.7um CMOS, the largest in the list; no idea if it would be suitable) with >> 1mm^2 die size (random guess): 158160 USD (including overnight shipping. If that price is for bare dice, then there's packaging costs to consider, too. > Well, I initially put "100s of thousands", but replaced with the more vague > "many" because I just did not know. I think, though, 158K puts it far > beyond the reach of mere enthusiasts. If the target price is $6 per unit, the order size would have to be around 30,000 units. It will probably be cheaper to scavenge old machines for a long time to come, unless some sort of short-run fab pops up (or unless hobby fabbing with 1980s-sized structures becomes feasible). -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-02-28 17:00:05
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