1966 Mag: Build NE-2 Neon Bulb Computer - scan available
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jul 22 19:03:17 CDT 2007
> I just read an recent article in eetimes that the target life of new ICs
> is 10 years. This is due to metal migration and other (i can't remember
> ) effects that sub-micron processes exhibit.
Forget ten; apparently one well-known chip manufacturer quoted three years at
us the other week for their latest generation of devices. I believe that's
three years whether the thing's on or not too - natural decay of the IC, not
something brought about by it being powered.
> because everything built today will be land-fill in 10 years.
Wonderful, isn't it? And people wonder why I don't like modern technology...
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