Re: what is ASIC

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:22:50 +0200
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On 07/29/2016 11:49 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> If a chip designer orders a design from a fab, they have to meet a minimum
> number of orders and pay for the chips upfront which means it's really only
> chosen when the designer can expect to be able to sell it in large
> quantities, e.g. an MP3 decoder.

In this environment, VIC, SID and a lot of other ICs would have never 
happened. Luckily things were a bit different back then and Commodore 
had their own fab inhouse.


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