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Ian Mason

"transistor layouts for FPGAs"

Produce "transistor layouts for FPGAs"? Hmm, I think somebody doesn't actually know how FPGAs work. A clue is in the name, "Field Programmable Gate Array". Any transistor layout was well and truly fixed when the original FPGA design was cast into silicon, the "field programmable" bit works by routing signals using switches (and their component transistors) that are already part of the physical design. Note that the erroneous description is Keane's, not the reporter's. Do we really want someone specifying a feature that is ONLY intended to be used for FPGAs when they don't know how an FPGA works?

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