Originally Posted by Mad Pistol
Companies protect their assets. Again, when you pour millions or billions of dollars into research, you want to see a return on investment; if you spend millions of dollars researching and developing a technique or process, you would love to recover those costs and then make millions (or billions) of dollars more. That's just business and it has nothing to do with the scientific community.
I have a feeling that TSMC, Intel, etc. are glad to "share" scientific milestones that may help further the advancement of mankind, but they will not share the process they use said science to help them make money.
As a DBA, I could explain why log shipping is important for databases, but as I am under an NDA, I would NEVER explain how we accomplish it at my place of employment. Do you see the difference?
I saw the difference, got it but my point was on this 28nm process and generally the time of validity of developed patent.
Again i will not agree, companies make money from fundamental research, companies do not spend time to do fundamental research, this is a fact.
Because as you said companies invest billions to develop from fundamental research they need to recover the invested money., but it is the same scientist guy that is hired from the university to the company to do R&D.
So scientific community and companies are tied together by $, this is a fact!
Companies do not share anything valuable for human kind it do not bother, only $ matter again it is a fact!
I agree one should recover what it have invested, but since there is no concurrence aka Intel, it recover what invested and earn money for an indefinite period of time.
So again dunno if the 28nm process patent have a finite time, but if not the companies are earning constantly money removing the possibility that other companies emerges due to the patent.
What i just pictured is the actual state of the cpu x86 market!Edited by Wimpzilla - 5/4/17 at 2:07pm