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Unread post11 May 2018, 08:23

So this thing really went under the radar but it seems TSMC (THE silicon foundry) after all the talks with DARPA back in 2017, finally met US Military officers to sign some deals.

Now this one is a big one. If you think Chinese and Russian were distant tyears in this department, now the gap takes astronomic proportion.

16nm and 28nms nodes from TSMC featured astronomical high yields, hence, it's simply unmatched quality of silicon.

I hope this will lead to new CPUs to be deployed to F22s and F35s.
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Unread post11 May 2018, 16:27

New CPUs for the F-35 go into testing within the year for Tech Refresh 3 which is part of Block 4.1
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Unread post11 May 2018, 19:07

nutshell wrote:So this thing really went under the radar but it seems TSMC (THE silicon foundry) after all the talks with DARPA back in 2017, finally met US Military officers to sign some deals.

Now this one is a big one. If you think Chinese and Russian were distant tyears in this department, now the gap takes astronomic proportion.

16nm and 28nms nodes from TSMC featured astronomical high yields, hence, it's simply unmatched quality of silicon.

I hope this will lead to new CPUs to be deployed to F22s and F35s.



They ain't on the list.

https://www.dmea.osd.mil/otherdocs/AccreditedSuppliers.pdf

But for some test chips or FPGAs it's okay.
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Unread post11 May 2018, 19:40

They could be a subcontractor
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Unread post23 May 2018, 01:12

Well, of course in due time.

We're still talking about a Taiwanese company, guess many, many details need to be sorted out first.

Yet, i think this is a very, very good new for the US/Western military industry.
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Unread post26 May 2018, 02:40

Well most of the companies they have listed for foundry services I can't find on the Wikipedia list, so idk, some type of private foundry I guess :shrug: . GloFLo is on there and they are able to pump out 14nm and 22nm chips in new york. Yields on 14nm for them have risen a lot in the last 2 years. Surprised intel isn't on there, well I looked but didn't see them. No idea where Northrup Gruman does there foundry work.

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