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Know Your Competition – Inside and Out

The catalyst for real innovation often comes from understanding the competitive landscape; knowing which products are winning and why. Knowing can be the difference between growing your revenues and differentiating yourself from the competition – or not.

That’s where Chipworks can help. For over 20 years, we have provided timely, high-quality, and independent competitive technical analysis to the world’s leading semiconductor and electronics companies.

We Can Help You

We Can Help You

  • Discover what products are winning in the highest-growth technology markets and why
  • Spot or anticipate disruptive events, including innovations and the entrance of new players
  • Understand state-of-the-art technology in real products by providing independent, objective analysis
  • Get insight that will help you enter new markets or take advantage of emerging opportunities
  • Make better, faster product decisions with greater confidence
  • Significantly improve your chances of success by winning design contracts that will increase market share

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Technology Reports

Chipworks store with ready-to-download Technology Reports. Get 24/7 access to one of the largest and most up-to-date online repositories of technical information in the world with over 4,000 reports and counting. Read more.

Design Win Tracker

A fully customizable subscription-based service on consumer electronics products. We track the IC design wins in the highest volume phones and tablets from around the world, covering a variety of manufacturers. Read more.


Accurate analysis on image sensors and key components in high-volume devices A subscription-based service that enables you to take advantage of our ongoing in-depth analysis of the hottest mobile devices in the industry. Read more.

Custom Analysis

Tailored solutions that answer: “How did they do that?” We offer custom analysis in three areas: circuit analysis, process analysis, and system analysis?. Our analysis is always tailored to your needs and goes as deep as required to discover the nature of an innovation. Read more.

Many Customers Get a Return of 10x or Greater on Their Investment

“The cost of not employing competitive technical intelligence is lost market share, revenues and earnings per share. We practice competitive technical intelligence on a regular basis to not only protect our market share but to grow it through innovative and superior silicon solutions”

CTO Semiconductor Corporation

“Getting regular, monthly reports ensure that we stay on top of new features and new players. We feel plugged in and connected to the industry. We are able to spot the disruptive competitive events with greater accuracy and speed than we had been with our organic method”

Senior Product Manager

“I am not aware of anyone who proactively analyzes a similar volume of consumer devices and produces such accurate and valuable analysis so quickly as Chipworks.”

Manager, Competitive Intelligence


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The Competitive Intelligence Blog

Featured Post

Contributed by Dick James

View our teardown blog on the iPhone 7

One of the lesser-known stories of mobile phone evolution is the development of proximity sensing in order to save power and disable touch screen functions when the phone is actually being used as a phone. This essentially means turning off the screen (and the touch capability tasks) when the phone is brought up to the ear.

The Early Days

In the very early days there was no such thing, back then a simple photodiode was used to sense the change in light level. This worked in most circumstances, but under certain conditions (e.g. an old guy...

October 17, 2016 | Read Article...

The Latest Posts

Contributed by Dick James

Soitec Bounces Back, Makes Gains in Mobile Phones, Automotive

The week of July 11 was the week for the annual pilgrimage down to the Semicon West show, though it’s becoming less of a show these days than a gathering place for the industry, with multiple conferences in parallel, hence the motto for the event...

August 17, 2016 | Read Article...

Contributed by Jim Morrison, Ray Fontaine, Dick James, Daniel Yang, and Mandi Gingerich

The long-rumored, cost-friendly iPhone SE was finally announced on March 21st of this year. Said to be the iPhone 6s squeezed into the smaller iPhone 5s body, this new iPhone features an appealing price point with flagship-level performance....

March 30, 2016 | Read Article...
Tag-Heuer-Intel Thumb

Contributed by Dick James

We recently dissected a Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch, a $1500 luxury Android Wear device, which looks and feels really good, but received only mediocre reviews. At 12.8 mm thick, it’s clunky, but only weighs 52 gm thanks to the titanium case – no aluminium or plastic here!

The specs are...

March 29, 2016 | Read Article...

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  3. Provide preliminary pricing and project duration

Schedule a call by emailing info@chipworks.com, call us toll free at 1-888-829-0414, or complete the form and we will contact you within 24 hours.