With the explosion in smart devices application processors have gone from providing basic processing power to a critical and differentiated socket. In pursuit of high value applications they feature multiple cores, graphics processors, video acceleration, power management, and more. As consumers have started making purchase decisions based on this socket, branding and capabilities are critical for both the performance leaders and lower-cost competition.
All of this rapid growth has resulted in a highly competitive sector in a high volume socket. This means that design decisions that can save silicon or result in better performance benchmarks can make a real difference to the bottom line.
Chipworks is the recognized leader in supporting PLM's with reverse engineering in this competitive space. Whether through the use of die photos, metal 1/poly die photos or more detailed Functional Analysis Reports, we help by providing information and analysis that is difficult to obtain. We also have specialized sales programs that make accessing analysis on the leading devices easier and more cost effective.
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