taped out

04:41 Aug 2, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / chips
English term or phrase: taped out
SAN JOSE, Calif. ABC Inc. has entered into the 45-nm era, with a 40-nm device possibly looming on the horizon.
ABC (San Diego) announced that its first 45-nm chip has **taped out.** The undisclosed chip is made on a foundry basis by XYZ Co. Ltd. This could also be one of XYZ's first 45-nm devices.

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Explanation:
In electronics, tape-out is the name of the final stage of the design of an integrated circuit such as a microprocessor, the point at which the description of a circuit is sent for manufacture. A modern IC has to go through a long and complex design process before it is ready for tape-out. Many of the steps along the way utilize software tools collectively known as electronic design automation. Tape-out is usually a cause for celebration by everyone who worked on the project, followed by eager anticipation of an actual product returning from the manufacturing facility.



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