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Apple vs. Samsung: What’s in the claims?

The ability to extract and understand claim limitations is critical, and will play a key role in the trial and subsequent judgment that will determine the winner and loser – ...

Inside the Samsung Galaxy S5

Contributed by M. Alarcon, R. Fontaine, P. Gamache, D. James, R. Krishnamurthy, J. Morrison, D. Yang and C. Young —————————————————————————————————————————- Click here for FREE DOWNLOAD of the full Samsung Galaxy S5 Basic Product Teardown ...

Inside the Xbox One

Contributed by Dick James and Christopher Young It’s clear we’re in the run-up to the gift-giving season, with multiple launches of  tablets and gaming systems.  Last week was the turn of ...

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iPhone 5s Touch ID – Patent and Market Perspective

Fingerprint Technology or Biometrics? Contributed by Martin Bijman Apple has raised interest ...

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Inside the iPhone 5s

Contributed by Jason Tanner, Jim Morrison, Dick James, Ray Fontaine and Phil ...

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BlackBerry Patents – Another Hi-Tech Treasure Trove?

Part one of a three part series offering technical and business perspectives ...

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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, [...]

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SanDisk Broadens SSD IP with Fusion-io

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. [...]

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Taking the Lid Off Microsoft’s Secret Android-killer Patents

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 [...]

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Apple vs. Samsung (Part 3): And the Winner is?

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 [...]

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Apple vs. Samsung (Part 2): What’s in the claims?

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 [...]

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Chipworks @ Mobile World Congress – The Year of Incremental Improvements

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 [...]

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