Startup siXis Inc. claims mounting bare die on a wafer-scale silicon circuit board essentially eliminates the power-hungry soldered interconnections between packages.
Their boards will bridge the gap between pc-board prototypes and ASIC-based designs.
The siXis silicon board is a low-cost, low-power replacement for ASICs. Customers can program their logic into an FPGA, select memory chips and peripherals, then let siXis install bare die versions of the chips on a custom silicon board, essentially creating what it claims is a system-in-package.
The technology came out of RTI International, a bastion of hi-tech cornucopia waiting to be tapped commercially.
We need more companies like siXis to take risks and make a difference for designers.