Thursday, October 21, 2010

From Sand to Silicon

I am always amazed how semiconductor companies would survive developing more advanced technology each time in a competitive market.

I stumbled upon this blog on How a CPU is being built.
Literally from sand.

The raw material is cheap.
Yet, they charge several hundreds per unit.
At the same time, the R&D and manufacturing cost is high. How would they be able to juggle that?

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