Measuring the Value of Third Party Interconnects
Company: Sonics, Inc.
This paper discusses the economic benefits realized, when outsourcing complex SoC interconnect design and using Sonics SMART Interconnect solutions. The paper first uses a volume distribution for a cellular phone market segment as an example to show how small time to market advantages can have a dramatic impact on realized gross profits. Secondly, the paper uses an output production economic model to quantify the underlying productivity gains realized by outsourcing the internal interconnect design, which enables time to market improvements.
Finally, the paper discusses the benefits of adopting an outsourced interconnect strategy as a basis for a platform-architecture that enables a family of products to realize compounding benefits.
The link below will take you to the Sonics whitepapers page. This paper is identified there as "Economic Impact" and registration is not required.
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