These DDOS attacks wouldn't be possible without a horde of infected slave computers. If black hat hackers can control these botnets, what prevents the white hats from controlling them too and disabling them?
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For all the detail in this article, it would be nice to see some mention of power transistors. Advances in power devices necessarily go hand in hand with advances in CMOS, but it's a field that's often overlooked. Maybe chapter two?
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Come on little gamma ray
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They use electron radiation. The radiation creates defects in the crystal lattice. Those defects act as recombination centers for holes and electrons. The increased recombination rate correspondingly increases the gain of bipolar transistors.
Like Tim the Gecko said, we're talking about carrier lifetime (Tau), not device lifetime.
Our foundry uses 200 mm wafers. I think the cost is around $20 per wafer. I don't know, because the substrates are so cheap, they don't even charge us. Epi is a little more expensive because of the extra processing -- maybe $50.
I imagine the cost scales with wafer diameter. 200 mm is relatively old technology.
Yep. Sometimes you want to introduce recombination centers to kill the lifetime. Nowadays they zap the wafer with radiation to do this.
Yup. Started BASIC in 3rd grade at public elementary school in Tampa. Fast forward today: I asked my son what they do in his computer class, and he said "we made a song in Garage Band". WTF
Thanks for the spoiler, Slashdot.
Am I the only one who hasn't watched this supposed piece of crap movie?
This. Wife knows my computer password, and Chrome knows the rest. What the f*ck do I care? I'm dead!
Came here to say this. Silicon wins again.
Wondering this too. If I'm gonna spend this much, I want an Ice Cream Sandwich phone, not something made to run last year's software.
You were talking about integrated microchannels for cooling, right? Or through hole vias patterned into the die? That's what I'm talking about. Digging holes in the crystal and/or depositing metal both cause the wafer to warp.
When diamond becomes as cheap and plentiful as silicon... Lots of research already into using diamond for high voltage power semiconductor devices.