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Technology Stocks : Advanced Micro Devices - Moderated (AMD)
AMD 146.64-5.4%Apr 19 4:00 PM EDT

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To: Elmer Phud who wrote (219015)12/5/2006 3:30:20 PM
From: kpfRead Replies (2) of 275869
 
Hi Elmer,

hope you and everybody on the thread is well.

With the smaller die size AMD should see better yield in terms of both percent and total die. All else being equal.

I don't see why. All else being equal, for a reasonable approximation to yields I'd suggest rather to look at transistorcount than diesize.

However, the part I fully agree in is

all things are not always equal...,

because designs for manufacturability compensate for the above by means of more redundancy for higher transistorcounts.

Edit: Synopsis: For a given design adding redundancy obviously increases diesize and yield. :)

K.

Congrats to Dresden for the milestone.
Kudos to Sunnyvale for decency of todays communication. Hats off!
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