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Old 09-05-03, 09:11 AM   #418
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They switched to IBM fab from TSMC because the 5900 series are .13 micron copper as opposed to previous .15 micro aluminum. IBM's proccess involves less steps and is more advanced and efficient than TSMC's, resulting in lower chip cost and faster chip production. Also, IBM *invented* copper chips, so....
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