SIM cards could soon be built into processors to save even more space

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Every millimeter of space matters when you try to build ever more complex electronic components into smaller and smaller packages, and the relatively spacious SIM card has long been an area of ​​frustration for hardware manufacturers. Now, the chip design company ARM can have an answer: an integrated component called iSIM that is integrated into the same chip as the processor.
ARM says that the iSIM will occupy a "fraction of a square millimeter", while the current SIM – Nano SIM standard – has a size of approximately 12.3 x 8.8 mm, not including the hardware that is usually needed to house them . Not only that, it will save space, but ARM says that the most important thing is that it will save on costs: instead of paying "tens of cents" per card, the manufacturers will pay …

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