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So why did the counter stop?

If you go  www.cypress.com you will see a large counter that was counting the number of PSoCs sold.  I say “was” because it has locked up at 1 billion.  Maybe HTML has problems with number bigger than a billion and it latched up, because we are still selling them. That’s right, Billion with a “B”. One of the young guys said,”Man, we must have sold a ton of those little guys (edited for a PG-13 market)”. Well actually here is a table of PSoC weights.
 

PSoC Package
Weight (grams)
Number ICs per Ton
8PDIP
0.5712
1,587,937
20PDIP
1.4600
621,254
28PDIP
2.0090
451,484
48PDIP
7.4610
121,570
20SSOP
0.1632
5,556,417
28SSOP
0.2259
4,015,360
20SOIC
0.5424
1,672,191
28SOIC
0.7960
1,139,556
56SSOP
0.7089
1,279,543
48SSOP
0.6162
1,471,877
At an average of 1.8 million per ton, we have sold about 556 tons of the little “guys”.
 
Another said, “Ton!?! Heck it’s more like a dump truck”.  Well if a dump truck holds 12 cubic yards and a cubic yard weighs about 0.84 tons, then the table below holds true.

PSoC Package
Weight (grams)
Number ICs in a dump truck
8PDIP
0.5712
16,052,136
20PDIP
1.4600
6,280,124
28PDIP
2.0090
4,563,953
48PDIP
7.4610
1,228,922
20SSOP
0.1632
56,168,707
28SSOP
0.2259
40,590,463
20SOIC
0.5424
16,903,838
28SOIC
0.7960
11,519,543
56SSOP
0.7089
12,934,642
48SSOP
0.6162
14,878,911
 
 
 
 
With an average of 18 million per dump truck that works out to about 56 dump trucks.  (This exercise was actually for a sub class of dump trucks that haul manure. Again, the PG-13 thing.)
 
So when do we get to 100 “dump trucks” of PSoCs?

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