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Chip Yields, Binning, and the Silicon Lottery

hat “nearly” is important. Small impurities in the wafers can lead to errors or non-functional parts. It’s not just impurities, though; the crystalline structure of the wafer also varies slightly. Chips from the center of a wafer tend to be “better” than those near the edge, so they may require less voltage to hit the same clock speed, or may run at

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