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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:38:43 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: ASICs (Re: [PHC] What's your favorite entry so far, and why?)

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 08:40:40AM -0500, Bill Cox wrote:
> A 20nm ASIC will cost you millions just to get your first part.

BTW, on ASIC costs:

"ASIC design costs ranges from $500K to $100M depending on who you talk to."

"Getting fed up with hyper inflated ASIC costs quoted by some pundits.
$160M for 20nm ASIC!? Off by factor of 10-100!"

There's also this curious option inbetween FPGAs and ASICs:


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