The Benefits Of FD-SOI - White paper by M.Cornero/A.Anyuru

In this article Marco Cornero and Andreas Anyuru illustrate and compare the main technological options available in multiprocessing for mobile platforms, highlighting the synergies between multiprocessing and the disruptive FD-SOI silicon technology used in the ST-Ericsson products. They show that compared to personal computers (PCs), the performance of single-processors in mobile platforms is still growing and how, from a software performance perspective, it is more profitable today to focus on faster dual-core rather than slower quad-core processors.

IC packages

IC development is not only a story about silicon and how to design it. The package of an IC is also an important part of the final component and requires dedicated expertise. What is meant with IC packaging? It is basically the black plastic around the die of silicon and the (numerous) leadframe pins that attach it on a PCB.