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IBM Sells Semiconductor Operations to Global Foundries

Contributed by Ray Angers   IBM recently announced that they had signed a definitive agreement which will see GlobalFoundries (GF) acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, ...

Inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 may be the most anticipated Apple handset since the original iPhone, and with good reason. In addition to the cultural impact Apple devices have been known to ...

Intel Builds Wireless IP with Powerwave Patents

Contributed by Ray Angers, Patent & Technology Specialist Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) strengthened its position in the mobile wireless technology space last week with the announcement that it will be acquiring 1,400 ...

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Intel’s 14-nm Parts are Finally Here!

Contributed by Dick James Click here for more information on Chipworks’ Intel ...

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Broadcom Wins WiFi in Apple Watch?

Contributed by Dick James, Senior Fellow/Senior Technology Analyst   Click here for ...

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SanDisk Broadens SSD IP with Fusion-io

Contributed by Ray Angers   The US$1.1B takeover bid announced last week ...

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Free Teardown: First look inside the pumpkin teardown!

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True Tone Flash Remains in iPhone 6

Contributed by Ray Angers – Inside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Click here for info on Chipworks’ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus related reports and analysis – Was this ever in question?  After all, the introduction of the two tone flash unit on the iPhone 5s last year was universally praised for improving indoor [...]

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Inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Part 2)

Part 1 of 3: Board shots, the NFC controller, the accelerometer + gyroscope and the e-compass Part 2 of 3: The A8 Processor Part 3 of 3: The iSight and FaceTime cameras, the haptic driver and the envelope tracking Comparing the InvenSense and Bosch Accelerometers Found in the iPhone 6 True Tone Flash Remains in [...]

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Inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Part 3)

Click here for info on Chipworks’ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus related reports and analysis   —— Part 1 of 3: Board shots, the NFC controller, the accelerometer + gyroscope and the e-compass Part 2 of 3: The A8 Processor Part 3 of 3: The iSight and FaceTime cameras, the haptic driver and the envelope [...]

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Comparing the InvenSense and Bosch Accelerometers Found in the iPhone 6

Contributed by: St.J. Dixon-Warren – Make sure to read our comprehensive iPhone 6 and 6 Plus teardown Click here for info on Chipworks’ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus related reports and analysis – The iPhone 6 contains a six-axis InvenSense combination gyroscope-accelerometer and a Bosch BMA280 three-axis accelerometer.  There has been some considerable debate in [...]

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iPhone’s Cameras – What’s Coming in the iPhone 6?

Click here to be the first to see the Chipworks teardown blog on the iPhone 6 Contributed by Ray Fontaine, Senior Technology Analyst @Chipworks_RayF We’re coming up on another iPhone announcement and judging from the pre-launch buzz it’s clear that hardware still matters. iPhone is about seven years old now and it’s worth reviewing and [...]

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