Handcrafted Analog creates an unlimited set of manufacturing options, especially through the use of boutique foundries. Many of the boutique fabs differentiate themselves by the variety of services they offer and their willingness to make adjustments to their processes to accommodate optimization of the chip’s analog performance. The application will always determine the appropriate combinations of technologies that are best suited for the ASIC design. As our dependence on cognitive prosthesis devices increases, copper tethers disappear and Analog increases its dominance in ASIC designs.