From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Phase locked loops and confusion.
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Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 01:57:25 GMT
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Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 22:37:48 GMT,
> Chuck Simmons ,
> In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
> Article: <3DE00366.B3617A7C@webaccess.net>,
> Entitled: "Re: Phase locked loops and confusion.",
> Wrote the following:
> |Jim Thompson wrote:
> |> Try IBM 8HP SiGe BiCMOS, Ft~210 GHz ;-)
> |No way. Too expensive. Nobody else in our game is doing it so we can't.
> |It's that simple. You never want to be the high cost solution.
> |I know about what a mask set for SiGe costs. That's really ugly NRE if
> |there is any way at all around it. (I think I heard that SiGe runs to
> |something like 40 masks. That's beyond ugly.)
> I tend to play at the bleeding edge of technology ;-)
Well, if your competitor has a $2 chip and you have a $2.01 chip you are
sucking off the hind teat. No rocket science in that. End user product
margins are absolutely down the toilet. One company I worked for would
run with negative margin for six months or more on a popular product.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org