* Posts by ChrisIsAlreadyTaken

3 posts • joined 17 Aug 2020

Money talks as Chinese chip foundries lure TSMC staff with massive salaries to fix the Middle Kingdom's tech gap

ChrisIsAlreadyTaken

Re: Hardly surprising

193nm immersion lithography should be sufficient for China for quite a while as the cost per transistor bottomed out at the 32/28nm node.

The cool kids are at 7nm, but 90% of the market is still using single patterning and that's not going to change any time soon.

India to run optic fibre to 450,000 villages in 1,000 days and give 1.3bn a digital Health ID

ChrisIsAlreadyTaken

Re: For health reasons ?

It's a cultural problem not a sewer problem.

Modi has just spent the last five years building 110 million shitters in every village in the country, but no one wants to use them.

IBM takes Power10 processors down to 7nm with Samsung, due to ship by end of 2021

ChrisIsAlreadyTaken

>Or is this side of IBM stable enough for buyers to have confidence that it's still going to be there for service, support and spares?

Yes. This business is stable and profitable regardless of whether IBM is solvent in the near future, it will be enthusiastically snatched up from Chapter 11 by any of more than a dozen large tech companies, where that is HP, Dell, Fujitsu or Oracle.

The people with big iron will always eventually need replacement big iron, so long as it's cheaper than refactoring their legacy codebase. Collectively almost a trillion dollars worth of technical debt is invested in Power and s360/370/390/zArchitecture.

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