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(1) (Service Organization Control) An audit of a service organization. A SOC Type I report covers a point of time; for example, June 30, whereas Type II covers a period such as one year.

(2) (Security Operations Center) A facility SOC monitors human and vehicle access to the premises. An IT SOC monitors hardware, software and networks. See NOC.

(3) (System-On-Chip) Pronounced "S-O-C." A group of processing units on a single chip, which previously were independent chips that had to be connected together. The microcontroller chip is miracle enough, but an SoC is why we have hugely complex computers we can hold in our hands (see images below). Also, the more miniaturization, the more reduction in power.

The Microcontroller Was the First SoC
With billions used every day for just about anything, the MCU contains the CPU, RAM, storage and I/O. See microcontroller, PSoC, Versal, mobile platform, system in package and package on package.

Android System-on-Chip
Today's SoCs are amazing. Debuting in 2019, this Snapdragon 855 chip contains all the processing components in a modern smartphone. See ISP, GPU and neural processing unit.

The Rest of It
Each block is a separate chip. The radios (Wi-Fi, cellular, etc.) are increasingly built into the SoC. See GPU.

The Versal from Xilinx
With more than 35 billion transistors, this is one spectacular system-on-chip. It includes CPUs, RAM, I/O, parallel processing DSP engines and "adaptive hardware" (wiring the internal logic each time the chip is turned on). See FPGA and Versal. (Image courtesy of Xilinx,
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By examining the engagements of Chinese SOCs with African oil-producing countries such as Angola, Sudan, Chad, Gabon, Nigeria, etc., the article responds to some of the claims about the impact of the Chinese SOCs on development in oil-rich African states.
The SoCs integrate the company's most advanced image signal processor (ISP) to date and the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, along with a heterogeneous compute architecture including a cutting-edge ARM-based multicore CPU, vector processor and GPU, it said.
Lee and colleagues reported cytoplasmic and nuclear expression of SOCS in vitro and SOCS-3 nuclear translocation only when its levels increase [10].
Abbreviations: ECL, enhanced chemiluminescence; HRP, horseradish peroxidase; ICC, immunocytochemistry; JAK, Janus tyrosine kinase; MTT, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide; PTPs, protein tyrosine phosphatases; RTCA, real-time cell analysis; SCCHN, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck; SDS-PAGE, sodium dodecyl-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; SOCS, suppressor of cytokine signaling; STAT3, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3.
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Under this agreement, Intel's custom foundry business will manufacture future Panasonic system-on-chips (SoCs) using Intel's 14nm low-power manufacturing process.
The threshold, magnitude, and specific responses elicited by cytokine stimulation are regulated by numerous mechanisms including tyrosine phosphatases, receptor internalisation, proteasomal degradation of signalling adaptor molecules, soluble receptor antagonists, and specific inhibitors, including the protein inhibitors of activated STATs (PIAS) and suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS) proteins.
In this context, the protein family of Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription (STAT) and Suppressors of Cytokine Signalling (SOCS) came into the focus of interest.