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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 ...

Broadcom Wins WiFi in Apple Watch?

Contributed by Dick James, Senior Fellow/Senior Technology Analyst Click here to be the first to see the Chipworks teardown blog on the iPhone 6 On September 9th, Jony Ive, Senior ...

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 ...

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Intel Builds Wireless IP with Powerwave Patents

Contributed by Ray Angers, Patent & Technology Specialist Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) strengthened its ...

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TSMC 20nm Arrives – The First Shoe Drops

Contributed by Dick James For us at Chipworks interested in leading edge ...

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Apple vs. Samsung: What’s in the claims?

The ability to extract and understand claim limitations is critical, and will ...

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

Just so you know, We are not done yet so make sure you are signed up to receive updates when new analysis comes out of our labs! —— 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 [...]

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

Just so you know, We are not done yet so make sure you are signed up to receive updates when new analysis comes out of our labs! —— 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 [...]

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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 – 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 the blogosphere as to why Apple might have incorporated the extra accelerometer functionality. We speculate [...]

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The Second Shoe Drops – Samsung V-NAND Flash

Contributed by Dick James   Two weeks ago, we posted about the TSMC 20 nm product that we had in-house; now after waiting for a year since Samsung’s announcement of V-NAND production, we have that in the lab and can start to see what it looks like. The vertical flash was first released in an enterprise solid-state [...]

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Competitive Analysis of IGBTs Reveals Their Internal Workings

Contributed by St.J. Dixon-Warren Vertical Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) are one of the most important types of discrete power transistors. Structurally, they are similar to discrete, vertical N-type MOSFET devices, except the N-type drain region of the MOSFET is replaced by a P-type collector or anode region. The result is a PNP bipolar structure, [...]

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SanDisk Broadens SSD IP with Fusion-io

Contributed by Ray Angers   The US$1.1B takeover bid announced last week by storage solutions heavyweight SanDisk (SNDK.O) for Utah-based Fusion-io (FIO.N) has many suggesting this signals SanDisk’s ambitions to dominate the enterprise segment of the storage market. For a company that posted revenue of just over US$6B last year, this is a big deal. [...]

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