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    Re: Arm shows off its non-silicon PlasticArm processor

    Ian Cutress does a good analysis of this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waevGf8MPiA



    ARM thinks that one million transistors is tje upper limit of the technology,so it is going to be limited to simple devices. Also,apparently implementing resistors in plastic is not as easy as it appears,and is a limitation.However,it is incredibly cheap to make.

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    Re: Arm shows off its non-silicon PlasticArm processor

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Ian Cutress does a good analysis of this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waevGf8MPiA



    ARM thinks that one million transistors is tje upper limit of the technology,so it is going to be limited to simple devices. Also,apparently implementing resistors in plastic is not as easy as it appears,and is a limitation.However,it is incredibly cheap to make.



    Good to see someone else also knows about YMO!!
    The "several orders of magnitude cheaper than silicon" claim would mean a whole microcontroller for less than the cheapest surface mount resistor that RS stock

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    Re: Arm shows off its non-silicon PlasticArm processor

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Also,apparently implementing resistors in plastic is not as easy as it appears,and is a limitation.
    Kind of an interesting video.

    I can't imagine resistors are that hard to make, though with NMOS/PMOS you need a lot of them. But he was pointing at capacitors on the Intel CPU and I can imagine capacitors to any precision will be hard to make.

    Ian's doctorate isn't in electronics

    29mW is a bit of a killer for usability, they need to get a CMOS process working to get that right down or the power cost will dwarf the CPU cost.

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