Ingenic roadmap

Wolfgang Spraul wolfgang at sharism.cc
Fri May 14 13:58:10 EDT 2010


Ron,

> Is there any news on new, faster, more capable SOCs from
> our friends at Ingenic?

No news, work is ongoing.

> How widely used are Ingenic SOCs? Are they a lot cheaper
> than alternatives?

Every year several tens of millions of devices ship with Ingenic chips.
Whether something is an alternative or not depends on the product, but
if it's just the price of the IC, yes sure Ingenic is a lot cheaper.
Comparable chips from Marvell/TI or so are around 20 USD, Ingenic maybe
2-5 USD. But the Ingenic chips are a few generations behind.

Wolfgang




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