The final part of a three part series offering technical and business perspectives on the BlackBerry patent portfolio.

Contributed by Miranda Lim

In Parts 1 and 2, we reviewed the breakdown of BlackBerry’s patent portfolio. We also took a closer look at how the portfolio breaks down from a technology perspective into three...

September 18, 2013 | Read Article...

Part two of a three part series offering technical and business perspectives on the BlackBerry patent portfolio.

Contributed by Miranda Lim

Last week we took a high level look at BlackBerry’s patent portfolio – total number of US patents and applications and other jurisdictions they are filing in...

September 11, 2013 | Read Article...

Part one of a three part series offering technical and business perspectives on the BlackBerry patent portfolio.

Contributed by Miranda Lim

Eyes have been on BlackBerry for the past several weeks, as the company announced the formation of a special committee to explore strategic business alternatives, including a possible...

September 5, 2013 | Read Article...

Contributed by Dick James, Follow @ChipworksDick

 

Chipworks is releasing reports on two newly-launched quad-core APUs:

 

1. Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 - TSMC 28HPM Process 

    

 

2. Rockchip RK3188 - GlobalFoundries 28SLP HKMG Process

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July 23, 2013 | Read Article...

Outside it is evolutionary, inside . . . revolutionaryThe byline sounds like hyperbole, but the facts are that this is the first handheld device to come along in a while that has had this much NEW silicon. It is keeping us busy to be sure!Since we see differences from region to region, it is worth pointing out that this particular GT I9500...
April 25, 2013 | Read Article...

 


HTC One is a very nice kitBefore entering the teardown lab we take 20-30 minutes with each phone.  We aren't talking about running benchmarks in Passmark or Antutu, but simply getting our impressions. While we took some time with it at the Mobile World Congress, having it in house without the fancy booth and shiny lights...
March 28, 2013 | Read Article...

Inside the Nike+ FuelBand

 

NIKE has designed an interesting gadget for the casual athlete in its Fuel Band. This device basically makes a game of...well...moving.

The Fuelband utilizes a sports-tested three-axis accelerometer that allows its user to track steps taken and calories burned over the course of various daily...

February 21, 2013 | Read Article...
The GoPro Hero3The Hero3 fills a profitable niche in a crowded imaging market where other devices, such as digital still cameras and video cameras, are losing market share. I think we would be safe to assume that the average enthusiast doesn't want to strap their iPhone to the nose of their model plane any more than somebody would strap their...
January 22, 2013 | Read Article...

Contributed by Vincent Karam and Sharon Fox

This graph highlights the patenting activity of the largest technology companies from 2000 onward. As usual, IBM continues to hold the top spot, with over 6000 granted patents in 2012. Samsung is a close second with just over 5000 patents. And no one will be surprised that Google and Apple are...

January 17, 2013 | Read Article...
Tearing down the Nikon D5200

Just yesterday at CES 2013 Nikon  announced the US availability of a new premium-level consumer DSLR camera, the D5200.

When compared to the high level of integration on a single board that one finds in a typical smart phone a DSLR is a complex system of individual parts. If you scroll through the pictures...

January 8, 2013 | Read Article...

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