Chip prices keeps Sony from launching new models a rumors says, but why I wonder?

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someguy50 Regular Member • Posts: 409
Re: Chip prices keeps Sony from launching new models a rumors says, but why I wonder?
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Spitballing...Current chips already have existing purchasing/manufacturing agreements. The foundry is unable to take on additional capacity (new orders).

Also...Current chips could have a really nice yield due to their maturity.

Example:

  • wafer for current cameras can turn out 200 dies, 95% yield. 190 cameras get their chip.
  • New immature chip could be slightly bigger, worse yield because it's new and not yet fully refined. 185 dies, 87% yield. 160 cameras get their chip.

If Sony wants 10,000 cameras, the first one needs 53 wafers. The second needs 63.

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