[Lancelot] Stratix III

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Nov 9 11:29:32 PST 2006

Tommy Thorn wrote:
> I asked them, but haven't heard a reply yet. If they aren't doing it, I 
> could probably manage a small scale production myself.

Yeah, I've looked at small scale production for a few things in the 
past; it gets fairly expensive if you can't get the run size up, though, 
so it becomes a matter of getting the word out so you get the run size up.

> EETimes' cover story is on the Stratix-III and a story about Altera that 
> explains why things improved so rapidly for them in recent years: 
> http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=BSCACQMDTXWG2QSNDLSCKHA?articleID=193501721 
> Listning to various EEs I get the feeling that is Altera is 
> under-appreciated and there is a lot of inertia to be overcome.

Agreed.  Looks like we won't see Stratix III design kits until 2H07, though.


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