Looking at a Circuit Board from a recent consumer product, I still see many discrete components (diodes, resistors, capacitors, amplifiers), which occupy space and have to be soldered into the board.
Would it be viable to integrate all passive components into one package?
Obs: Trying to improve on previous question which was found inadequate. I got the following suggestions: "Perhaps you could limit this to passives (for now)"; "Can you add a sentence with a question mark? What are you asking? For instance, "Will integration eliminate all external components? Or will there always be discrete components regardless of how much functionality is provided into silicon?".