[Server-sky] Intel trigate transistors and radiation

Michael Turner michael.eugene.turner at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 15:12:21 UTC 2013

I'm on Mach 30's mailing list for Open Source Hardware discussion, and
I gather from it there's rather a lot of bureaucratic discretion
involved in an ITAR determination, dismayingly enough. I've just
delivered a KickSat Sprite development kit to Institut Technologi
Bandung (Indonesia's MIT, perhaps). I've filed some of the relevant
(?) export control paperwork required with parts vendors, but perhaps
not all. It's frustrating to know know exactly where I stand because
the ground might shift. In this mix, I'm glad that there are companies
with the clout of Intel involved in negotiations.

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On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM, Keith Lofstrom <keithl at kl-ic.com> wrote:
> I've been offline for a while, learning more about the
> van Allen belt, diffusion of particles through the
> various regions, etc.  There is surprisingly little
> "intermediate" level technical description out there.
> We may have to create it ourselves out of the more
> sophisticated models and papers, so we can engineer
> with it, and explain our design decisions to others.
> As the semiconductor literature suggests, I've verified
> that the radiation resistance of the recent Intel
> trigate processes is indeed fantastic, which raises
> issues with export control for Intel's commercial
> products.  Intel is negotiating with the US government
> now to resolve these issues.  Server Sky's future
> options hinge on successful negotiations, so wish
> them luck, but please don't upset the process.
> We may find similar technologies (eventually) at TSMC
> or Samsung, but that may require that Server Sky
> exports the design work and perhaps ourselves, not
> only production and launch.  Color me provincial,
> but I'd rather make jobs for friends and neighbors
> here in the US.
> Keith
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