Re: what is ASIC

From: Segher Boessenkool <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:02:46 -0500
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On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 01:48:45PM +0200, wrote:
> > Yeah, having their own fab was a huge business advantage for Commodore back then!
> How did f.e. Atari build their POKEYs and Co. then?

Without that advantage.  Having their own fab reduced turn-around time
for test runs and makes those cheaper as well, so that you can have more
test chips.  It is not impossible to do things without your own fab, it
just is more costly (more manpower needed, longer development cycles).


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