Re: what is ASIC

Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:08:36 +0200
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> On 2016-07-29, at 14:02, Segher Boessenkool <> wrote:
> 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).

That's understandable. I only try to challenge John Paul Adrian's post that made it look like close to impossible :-)


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