Inside the Apple Watch: Technical Teardown

Contributed by Jim Morrison and Daniel Yang       @Chipworks  A few days ago, Apple sent us our tracking number indicating that our shipment would arrive today, Friday, April ...

Apple Watch Launch Confirms WiFi and NFC Inside

Contributed by Dick James Today’s the day that the Apple Watch becomes available for pre-order, and of course we will be buying some to see what’s inside. We won’t be ...

Inside the Samsung Galaxy S6

Contributed by D. James and D. Yang Click here to download the full Basic Product Teardown Report of the Galaxy S6 The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 has made an ...

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Hot technologies in USPTO class of 2014

Contributed by Michael Spence 2014 was another banner year for new US ...


Intel Bolsters IoT Position

Contributed by Martin Bijman On Feb 2, Intel announced it will purchase ...


Inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Contributed by C. Young, D. Yang, R. Fontaine, J. Morrison, D. James and ...


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NXP/Freescale Merger – A Union of Equals

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HiSense: A Fierce DTV Player in the USA as Seen at CES 2015

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The eBike from Bosch as Seen at CES 2015

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CES 2015 Unveiled: Top 5 Themes

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Nortel Patents Make News Again – Rockstar Patents Sold to RPX

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