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To: Manly Dirk who wrote (64808)4/10/2009 4:59:03 AM
From: Arthur Tang
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I have been in the semi industry since 1958. Knew the Intel people years ago personally, Dr Bob Noyes, Andy Grove and Craig Barrett.

I designed a wafer scale computer in 1980, when yield was only 90%. So research was done on dry chemicals to achieve 100% yield. We used ion(graphite) deposition to put a coating of diamond on Yag. Ion deposition equipment is basically 5000 volts from source to target in Argon atmosphere. Layer thickness is very precise and as thin as you want.

We did chemical mechanical polish, and thickness is not precise. So, gate dielectric thickness control is poor for higher cpu clock frequency. Intel semi process has a frequency barrier for many years now. Java has its cpus made by Hitachi. They also suffer frequency barrier in their semi processing technology. So, the whole industry needs to be cautious beyond the two camps of technology, IBM and Taiwan semi.

New semi industry plants in China will all go with ion deposition equipment.The technology of linewidth, 2 nm was achieved by Intel Hillsboro, and 3 nm at MIT Lincoln lab in 1998. The production of 32 nm is still being developed. Ion deposition made 2 nm linewidth and layer thickness easy to manufacture.

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From: Arthur Tang4/11/2009 5:22:11 AM
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You may be interested in the future of computer design?

Gene Amdahl was interested in my wafer scale computer concept. He was the designer of S370 vector mainframe computer for IBM. His wafer scale design was a few 4 inch silicon wafers at Amdahl in 1980, published in Scientific American. Mine was 8 inch with 100 8 bit cpus, multicored to be switchable to 800 bit mainframe computer tied together with shift registers.

You either process data with 100 channels of 8 bit data or 1 channel of 800 bit data or any divisions there of.

Of course, today, we go for ultra low core voltage to reduce heat and run very high frequency clocks(75 ghz target). Some production is being done in China for their future data center in each city.

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To: Arthur Tang who wrote (64810)4/11/2009 12:24:33 PM
From: alydar
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Arthur,

Your use of the english language have improved dramatically over the fast few posts. Will the real Arthur please stand up?

Alydar

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To: Arthur Tang who wrote (64810)4/11/2009 12:24:33 PM
From: alydar
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Arthur,

Your use of the english language have improved dramatically over the fast few posts. Will the real Arthur please stand up?

Alydar

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To: alydar who wrote (64811)4/11/2009 12:44:55 PM
From: Arthur Tang
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You mean I used less technical jargon?

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To: Manly Dirk who wrote (64808)4/11/2009 8:38:48 PM
From: Don Green
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Athur is name dropper Supreme...

He once knew everyone...

a.k.a. Silicon Investor's Forrest Gump....

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To: Manly Dirk who wrote (64808)4/11/2009 8:39:24 PM
From: Don Green
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Arthur is name dropper"Supreme"...

He once knew everyone...

a.k.a. Silicon Investor's Forrest Gump....

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To: Don Green who wrote (64815)4/12/2009 5:39:54 AM
From: Arthur Tang
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Mr. Green; it is not name dropping or history. It is a reference, that you can check with Craig Barrett, Andy Grove, etc. for their knowledge of Arthur Tang.

I found straight technical jargons left people wanting, So, some history of technology makes more interesting reading.

But technology moved on, industries changed, and investment wizards need to find new technology that will make money for them?

So the little tips, will find the iceberg?

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To: Arthur Tang who wrote (64813)4/12/2009 4:00:41 PM
From: alydar
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No, I think your english better. I used to have a difficult time understanding what the heck you were talking about. Now, forwhatever reason, your sentences makes sense to me. Now, you would not mind, tell us who is going to be the next Intel or who Intel will buy to maintain there monopoly.

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To: alydar who wrote (64817)4/13/2009 4:00:16 AM
From: Arthur Tang
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Intel is really off subject on Java thread. The future however, is all semi processing technology. The circuits are defined by Cadence software to tape out.

What hardware business is going forward, depends largely on multichannel transmission such as edgeQam. ARRS is setting some standards. Cisco is trying to do the same with ethernet blades on edgeQam.

So, computer chipset for motherboards will need edgeQam channels build in; giving up PCI, ISA, DDR, AGP, and other slow buses. Then ethernet will be taken over by USBIF bus which is an extension of hypertransport pipeline directly to cpu L2 cache.

This means computers should be build by telephone company rather than by cpu(abacus) manufacturers. Chipset is king, tuned to different channels for data distribution. Cpus are merely ascii code handlers(8 bit data). Data centers will have to use tiny motherboards(low core voltage) connected by USBIF bus.

Now, we are back to bad english? Just all technical words, maybe meaningful to some computer science majors. If you are astute investor, just google keywords and you will find all the explanations? Keywords made technical jargons google happy?

A final note on IBM's interest of Java. Its Java ISP servers for many dialup modems on the net(cloud computing data transmission plus Microsoft dotnet strategy on ISP servers).

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