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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, [...]
Contributed by Ray Angers The US$1.1B takeover bid announced last week by storage solutions heavyweight SanDisk (SNDK.O) for Utah-based Fusion-io (FIO.N) has many suggesting this signals SanDisk’s ambitions to dominate the enterprise segment of the storage market. For a company that posted revenue of just over US$6B last year, this is a big deal. [...]
by Martin Bijman The Chinese government recently revealed Microsoft’s secret list of about 310 Android-killer US patents. Chipworks has taken an initial look at these patents. We found there were actually only 243 unique patents and applications. About 80% of these are applicable to mobile OS, and 20% have elements applicable to mobile infrastructure. The [...]
If you’ve read part 1 and part 2 of this series, you’re now looking for more info on the #AppSung trial deliberation. By Richard Moses Following nearly a month long trial, the four-man, four-woman jury deliberated for three days before reaching their decision. Along with deciding infringement and validity, the jury was also tasked to [...]
If you read Part 1 of this article, you’re now looking for the flipside of the Apple vs. Samsung analysis – claims by Samsung. The key point of this two part blog is that the ability to extract and understand claim limitations is critical. This will play a key role in the trial and subsequent [...]
Contributed by Dick James As we did last year, we went along to the Mobile World Congress (MWC), held in Barcelona last week. The intent was to take the pulse of the mobile business, not just the big announcements like the Samsung Galaxy S5, but also the parts that go into mobile devices. Dominant Themes [...]