Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Media: iPhone 7 will receive the advanced SiP-architecture, like Apple Watch

The Chinese company Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology, better known as JCET, won orders for assembly systems SiP (System-in-Package) for Apple in 2016, reports DigiTimes citing its own sources.

The company, with headquarters in Singapore, STATS ChipPAC, JCET bought earlier this year, has received the necessary certificates for the production of Apple's chip factories in South Korea. JCET join the current partners to assemble SiP-modules - Murata and Universal Scientific Industrial (owned by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering).

It is known that Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology controls more than half the market for chip production. The main question is how Apple has the purpose of supplying to such major manufacturers. Partnership with JCET means that in Cupertino are hatching big plans for SiP-modules.

According to one version, the manufacturer will produce computational systems for Apple Watch 2. We know that Apple now busy developing a second-generation wearable computer and is looking for a second producer, who will be engaged in the assembly of new products together with Quanta Computer. As potential partners considered Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn.

The second version of the appointment of SiP-modules from JCET is no less intriguing. Sources say that the next generation of smart phones the iPhone can not receive new single-chip platform, namely the advanced SiP-system.

System-in-Package includes the right all the necessary components of the device (sensors, graphics card, memory, etc.) There are no Apple Watch system board in the usual representation, instead, the processor and the controller are inside a single housing. Apple calls itself S1 «full-featured computer on a chip." This system greatly simplifies the internal architecture of the gadget and saves its internal space.

Currently smartphones SiP not used since the high cost of developing such solutions in comparison with classical printed circuit boards. But this arrangement saves more space, making the device much more compact. It is well known that Apple sticks to its strategy of changing housing solutions every two years, so it is understandable why companies would want to use SiP in the coming updates.

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