From: Walter Banks on

"LOL!" wrote:

> Yes. Let's all blame their respective governments on why $25 of labor,
> glass, metal, and cheap plastics costs $2000.

The last processor design I worked on a mask set cost $750K
for a processor about the same complexity to a DSLR. Sensor
masks are probably at least that expensive to make.

Then rent time on a $6B fab where a sneeze will stop production for
a month or two.