I work at as a process engineer.

about semiconductor processing.

(I will not be answering questions about CPU design specifically, but about semiconductor processing in general)

@matt are there any Intel CPUs which aren't backdoored by three letter agencies?

@villain if you are concerned about government backdoors in hardware, then you will need to fully audit the hardware from design specs all the way through fabrication. As long as you rely on others to build something on your behalf, and not do it yourself, you are at risk.

The downside of this is that you are going to need over 20 gigadollars to build a state-of-the-art factory and pay for the personnel for several years.

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