Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 10824 from 2003/5/22
> "the PA Semi CPU [...] alone costs $500
"There were some minor logistical delays from Varisys set against the backdrop of rising PA-SEMI CPU (~100%) prices and other components. We decided to absorb the hardware price rises and not pass them on to consumers.
I guess this should mean that the PA6T-1682M chip alone costs about 1000 USD (about 815 EUR currently) now.
Edit: It's 975 USD (750 EUR) according to this:
Confirmed in Trevor's AmiWest 2012 presentation
"I can purchase more PA6T CPUs. No problem. I can get as many as we want at 975 USD each. [...] On this last batch [...], I'm actually subsidizing. I'm eating 475 USD a machine.
"[ Edited by Andreas_Wolf 03.11.2012 - 02:51 ]