Ultra-Low-Cost IC Fabrication

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  1. RichardO

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  2. nsaspook

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    If you want year 2000 process technology after you've spent many thousands on schematic, layout, simulation and then share that design on-chip with multiple projects from others on one die it might work for you.
     
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    Actually, for the simple-minded use I would have, none of what you say is an issue.

    But... That is a somewhat rare case, I suspect.
     
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    Yes, it would be rare as almost every conceivable simple circuit already has a GP chip or programmable device already. This could be useful if you need to highly optimize a function like an image sensor or detector for a specific function.
     
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    For my application, I looked at using a 6-pin PIC. I would cost as much to program it as the part costs. :eek:

    The Itsy-Chipsy cost would probably be too high for volume production.
     
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    Hard to see how a custom chip could ever be cheaper than a standard production run of a 6-pin PIC from a several billion dollar fab optimized for mass production.
     
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