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Comment We're almost at the end with current tech (Score 4, Informative) 115

14nm for these chips puts us close to the end of currently deployed technologies for transistor densities.

"The path beyond 14nm is treacherous, and by no means a sure thing, but with roadmaps from Intel and Applied Materials both hinting that 5nm is being research, we remain hopeful. Perhaps the better question to ask, though, is whether itâ(TM)s worth scaling to such tiny geometries. With each step down, the process becomes ever more complex, and thus more expensive and more likely to be plagued by low yields. There may be better gains to be had from moving sideways, to materials and architectures that can operate at faster frequencies and with more parallelism, rather than brute-forcing the continuation of Mooreâ(TM)s law."

Comment Is this phrase out of a Harry Potter movie? (Score 3, Informative) 181

" World Curling Federation has stepped in and issued new rules that set severe restrictions on the types of brooms "

It reminds me years ago when Illie Nastase used the infamous Spaghetti Racket which was mired in controversy decades ago when there was virtually no restrictions on tennis rackets.

Comment Re:Wrong industry? (not a copyright issue) (Score 5, Insightful) 117

As the other poster said, he's not saying it's a patent or copyright issue, he's effectively saying it's a trade secret.

So the issue is really pretty clear isn't it? If he refuses to show his code to an expert witness and explain it, then the evidence can't be used.

We'll see what the judge has to say.

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