[Fwd: The Costs of Making a DRAM Chip]
Sun, 26 Jan 2003 12:34:36 +0100 (CET)
On Sat, 25 Jan 2003, Bill Humphries wrote:
> Look at the report as a call to competition. This is what it takes to
> make memory, and now your challenge is to do it for less, higher
> quality, while using less fossil fuels and VOCs. Slap a low price on it
> and an earth-friendly behind it, and earn those tall dollars.
Memories, specifically, just beg to be printed as a sandwich of flat
sheets (whether layer over layer, or stacking printed sheet of plastic).
Extra points for making them spintronic and/or nonvolatile. Polymer
displays are a realty, so are LiIon and fuel cell stacks. How much crunch
do you need to do office suites, Net access, and render videos? Not too
much, if you make use of massive parallelism (put CPU into your memory,
which might be slow, but is organized in ~kBit words).
Once the slab computer is burnt out (display and LiIon will be the first
to go), you shred and compost it or combust it.