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re: SoCs: Unsung heroes of the smartphone revolution
t.alex   2/18/2012 1:10:10 AM
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This is a good point. For smartphone system, is it true people always go for SoC?

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Kuckoo   2/16/2012 2:42:31 PM
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It's just that I wanted to focus on SoCs in this particular article. Otherwise, in the book "Smartphone," for this integration marvel, I have mentioned SiP along with SoC. I have also listed memory stacks and dense PCBs as other critical factors.

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resistion   2/15/2012 12:41:13 AM
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With SiP, you need to wait for all two or three chips to arrive, but with SoC they effectively all arrive at once. But if the same company makes all two or three chips as different high-volume product lines already, that company usually prefers SiP.

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Tombo0   2/14/2012 2:45:35 PM
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Don't forget die stacking - massive reduction in the number of high speed lines on the PCB.

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greenpattern   2/14/2012 11:40:30 AM
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They can be combined. But the SoC will always have all the devices equally heat sinked. One piece of silicon. No TSV deception.

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Luis Sanchez   2/14/2012 2:04:27 AM
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An SoC can have many devices into one single piece. This is a key phase for miniaturization. Simply said, the embedded and portable technology couldn’t be real if it weren’t for the SoC’s. You can’t have the software without the adequate hardware. Perhaps you could have the great ideas for the product, but if the hardware doesn’t have what it takes, the good ideas wouldn’t become reality. One truth thing about software that makes it perhaps slightly over hardware is the versatility of software. In the same hardware you can re-program the chip to implement a whole plethora of ideas. And most of the times you can’t do that with hardware.

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george.leopold   2/13/2012 7:32:38 PM
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Thanks Frank. This has been corrected.

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old account Frank Eory   2/13/2012 5:37:20 PM
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Correction: The company that Apple acquired was called PA Semiconductor (originally Palo Alto Semiconductor), not "Power Semi Inc." Anyone who follows the hyperlink in this story will catch the error.

t.alex
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t.alex   2/13/2012 1:24:18 PM
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SoC and SiP, which one is more relevant?

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Neo10   2/13/2012 4:24:35 AM
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Well, nice info but I see little relevance to the topic stated?



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