Well this is a bummer.
@jjg Jeri Ellsworth: First to fabricate logic gates in a garage, developing her own process from scratch.
Zeloof: First to make integrated circuit in a garage, following Jeri's lead.
@jjg It goes without saying, Intel have all this information and must have an X-Files team following these developments.
Possibility that they leave anything of this to chance is exactly nil.
Just like what we have seen in the news industry, and in the software industry, only a handful ethical people separate us from total domination.
@jjg Tangentially related, or completely unrelated...
I found it anthropologically interesting that the proportions of Zeloof's chip layout are 16:9, because that's what can be displayed on his screen all at once.
An unintended evolutive relationship between video display technology and garage ICs.
@jjg Look at Sam Zeloof on IEEE Spectrum. I doubt his parents were born to see an operating Atari 2600.
(also the 16:9 thing is because he uses a modified DLP projector to expose the dies with UV light, and the aspect ratio of the DLP chip is 16:9!)