Originally Posted by alexh
We've already had this conversation, hardened ASICs are cheaper... but still in the $200,000 - $300,000 NRE region for production.
Some vendors do offer what is called "shuttle-run" or MPW where the mask only contains one or two dies per wafer (the others being other people's projects) the NRE is significantly lower as the cost of the masks is shared but the price per chip is much much higher.
Go on Alex, I know you havr resisted but give us your opinion of the likelihood of this project delivering?
Better than Gordon Brown getting re-elected?
More likely than Prince Charles coming out as gay?
More likely than Wills marrying Britney?