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Making Sense of the Cypress / Spansion Merger

Contributed by Michael Spence On the 1st of December, 2014, Cypress and Spansion announced an agreement to merge their operations citing a variety of synergies between the two organizations. From ...

IEDM – Monday was FinFET Day

Contributed by Dick James — Follow me on Twitter @ChipworksDick In my conference preview blog last week I mentioned that session 3 on the Monday afternoon would be a hot session, ...

Inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Contributed by C. Young, D. Yang, R. Fontaine, J. Morrison, D. James and P. Gamache The iPhone 6 may be the most anticipated Apple handset since the original iPhone, and with ...

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Intel’s 14-nm Parts are Finally Here!

Contributed by Dick James Click here for more information on Chipworks’ Intel ...

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IBM Sells Semiconductor Operations to Global Foundries

Contributed by Ray Angers   IBM recently announced that they had signed ...

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True Tone Flash Remains in iPhone 6

Contributed by Ray Angers – Inside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ...

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Nortel Patents Make News Again – Rockstar Patents Sold to RPX

Contributed by Martin Bijman On Dec23, 2014, RPX purchased the remaining assets of Rockstar for $900M.  http://www.rpxcorp.com/rpx-news/rpx-news-releases/rpx-corporation-purchases-rockstar-patents/   RPX describes in their release that of the 6000 assets in the initial Rockstar $4.5B purchase of Nortel assets in July 2011, about 2000 had been distributed to the consortium members Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony.    These [...]

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IEDM 2014 Preview: Part 2

Contributed by Dick James — Follow me on Twitter @ChipworksDick This is part 2 of 2 on IEDM 2014 preview. Click here for Part 1. — Tuesday In the morning we have another seven parallel sessions, starting with session 9 on Advanced CMOS Devices for 10nm Node and Beyond, so another one I will definitely be targeting. The first [...]

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IEDM 2014 Preview: Part 1

Contributed by Dick James — Follow me on Twitter @ChipworksDick This is part 1 of 2 on IEDM 2014 preview. Click here for Part 2. Later this month the good and the great of the electron device world will make their usual pilgrimage to San Francisco for the 2014 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting.  To quote the conference web front [...]

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Free Teardown: First look inside the pumpkin teardown!

This year’s Chipworks Pumpkin carving contest winners were very creative, in fact it was too creative not to share… Fresh off the teardown table is the newest from the Squash family. This year’s was the biggest we have seen in some time. The packaging material remains consistent with what we observed in previous models. This [...]

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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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