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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 for info on Chipworks’ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus related reports and analysis On September 9th, Jony Ive, Senior VP ...

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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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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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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