taped out

04:39 Aug 2, 2007
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English language (monolingual) [PRO]
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.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Local time: 20:45

Alexander Holmes

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I've noticed that technical terms in English are usually left the same. So when in doubt, you can always rely on katakana!

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tape-out
    Reference: http://japan.xilinx.com/japan/j_prs_rls/partners/1217_ibm90n...
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