Application Processor Packaging Technical Comparison Analysis: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, the Samsung Exynos 8, the HiSilicon Kirin 955 and the Apple A10 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Application Processor Packaging Comparison - Flyer: Technical Comparison Analysis" report to their offering.

In this report, we highlight the differences and the innovations of the packages chosen by the end-user OEMs. Whereas some AP providers like for HiSilicon or Samsung choose to consider conventional PoP with embedded land-side capacitor (LSC), others like Apple or Qualcomm use innovative technologies like Fan-Out PoP and silicon based Deep Trench LSC or embedded die packaging with advanced PCB substrate. The detailed comparison between the four players will give the pros and the cons of the packaging technologies.

Five major players are sharing the smartphone application processors (AP) market. Among them, Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and HiSilicon propose the most powerful AP. They use almost the same technology node for the die, and the innovation is now at the packaging level. During this year, we observed different technologies inside the four main smartphone flagships: classic Package-on-Package (PoP) developed by Amkor for the Kirin 955 and for the Exynos 8, Molded Core Embedded Package (MCeP) technology developed by Shinko for the Snapdragon 820 and integrated Fan-Out packaging (inFO) developed by TSMC for the A10.

Located under the DRAM chip on the main board, the AP are packaged using PoP technology. The Apple A10 can be found in the iPhone 7 series. The HiSilicon Kirin 955 can be found in the Huawei P9 and the Samsung Exynos 8 as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 can be found in the Samsung Galaxy S7 series depending on the world version (US and Asia for the Snapdragon and International for the Exynos).

This report also compares the costs of the different approaches and includes a detailed technical comparison between the packaging structure of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, the Samsung Exynos 8, the HiSilicon Kirin 955 and the Apple A10.

Key Topics Covered:

Overview/Introduction

Company Profile and Supply Chain

Smartphone Teardowns: iPhone 7 Plus, Huawei P9, Samsung Galaxy S7

Physical Analysis

Physical Analysis Methodology

- A10 inFO Packaging Analysis

- Package view and dimensions

- Package opening

- Package cross-section

Kirin 955 PoP Packaging Analysis

- Package view and dimensions

- Package opening

- Package cross-section

Snapdragon 820 MCeP Packaging Analysis

- Package view and dimensions

- Package opening

- Package cross-section

Exynos 8 PoP Packaging Analysis

Package view and dimensions

- Package opening

- Package cross-section

Package Opening Comparison

Package Cross-Section Comparison

Die Comparison

- Package Land-Side Decoupling Capacitor Comparison

- LSC capacitor view comparison

- LSC capacitor footprint comparison

- Embedded LSC capacitor cross-section comparison

- Soldered LSC capacitor cross-section comparison

Summary of the Physical Data

Manufacturing Process Flow

Global Overview

- Packaging Fabrication Unit

Cost Analysis

Synthesis of the Cost Analysis

- Supply Chain Descriptions

- Yield Hypotheses

- PoP Die Cost Analysis

- Wafer cost

- Die cost

- Package manufacturing cost

Companies Mentioned

- Amkor

- Apple

- HiSilicon

- Huawei

- Qualcomm

- Samsung

- Shinko

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Related Topics: Processing Units

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related Topics: Processing Units