Semiconductor Insights: iRiver H10 Recognized as Best MP3 Player Technology
Recent SI teardown analysis of the iRiver H10 shows distinct technical advantages over other competitors. It is easy to use and interface with a PC. From a component point of view, the H10 integrates the best components with PortalPlayer and Wolfson Micro to provide the audio. Samsung and Silicon Storage Technologies provide the memory necessary to store the music. There are no unnecessary components that increase the bill of material cost. Additional functionality, such as FM radio and voice recording add to the convenience.
Additional Information: - Image - iRiver H10 MP3 Player teardown http://www.semiconductor.com/insightawards/images/iriver_teardown_imag e.jpg - About MP3 Player Design Win (MDW) subscription service http://www.semiconductor.com/products_and_services/subscription/mp3/in dex.asp - EETimes article "Will next iPod be a handset?" written by Cedric Paillard, VP TECHinsights, Semiconductor Insights http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=1637028 51 - About the INSIGHT Awards http://www.semiconductor.com/insightawards/index.asp - About Semiconductor Insights http://www.semiconductor.com/about_si/index.asp
“Integration of MP3 functionality into other handheld devices, such as cell phones and PDAs, has begun, but stand alone players still account for a large majority of the market.”