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To: Charles Tutt who wrote (64804)4/9/2009 10:54:34 AM
From: Jatin Kadakia
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No! Just a disgruntled shareholder! What was so poisonous about it? I can not wait to see the annual report of both IBM and JAVA to see how this deal was discussed!

--JK

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To: Arthur Tang who wrote (64806)4/10/2009 12:47:04 AM
From: Manly Dirk
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Arthur -

You sure can sling a bunch of unrelated buzz words regarding semiconductor technology.

Where did you come across these words?

Have you any clue what they mean?

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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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