[EAS]Chameleon Chips

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Tue Dec 31 14:44:26 EST 2002

Subject:   Chameleon Chips

A readable update on the fusion between custom integrated circuits
and programmable logic, the reasons and the prospects.


> Using custom chips that do one or two things spectacularly, rather
> than lots of things averagely, has been a luxury for those needing
> performance at any price. Now chips that can be rewired in an instant
> promise to bring the benefits of customisation to the mass market

It is part of The Economist's last Technology Quarterly for the year,
surveys always notable for minimizing the usual news bait items in
favor of important lower-profile ones.  --PJK

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