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# CR: computer chips

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Please see attached. OA is E. Can anyone explain?
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06 Aug 2006, 08:40
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06 Aug 2006, 08:57
i post OA early this time coz i may not be able to check this site for a while.
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06 Aug 2006, 10:11
I think the answer is E.

Each of the other choices are in fact things that are necessary for there to be a market for the proposed item.

A - If speed were essential, there would be no need for this chip.
B - If electronic chips with 12,000 switches could withstand the radiation there would be no need for this chip
C - If there are no applications where chips must survive intense ratiation there would be no need for this chip
D - If other components within some devices are not able to survive radiation, there would be no point in having this chip.

E - all that's left.
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07 Aug 2006, 01:12
E makes sense.

If E is true, i.e if the manufactures are able to protect their chips or computers from radiation where necessary, there wont be any use for the specially created chips.....
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07 Aug 2006, 01:24
Yes i guess by POE, E is the only one left....
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19 Aug 2006, 02:07
Straightforward (E). If other competing chip manufacturers can replicate the same technology, at a faster speed, then the company will lose its market niche.

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