Why can’t bitcoin ASIC miners be used for LTC mining if it’s just an algo change on hardware?

What am I getting wrong here. From what I've found it seems like these miners and chips are the same and it's just the mining software that's different.

How else could BItmain go from 80/90mh to 500mH on an asic miner in such a small amount of time. Other than adding 200 more asic chips.

What am I missing?

Submitted June 10, 2017 at 05:06AM by bigslimvdub
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