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2013 International Image Sensors Workshop (IISW)

Contributed by Ray Fontaine – Connect with Ray on LinkedIn      The biennial IISW, this year on its North American leg, was held in mid-June in Utah at the Snowbird Resort. As per usual, the attendance was capped at 150. The volume of research presented was impressive. Three invited talks, 46 regular paper presentations, and 46 [...]

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Inside the Hisense Sero 7 – Under $50 Build Cost

The Hisense Sero 7 Lite – is the sky falling?Hisense has recently released a new $99 tablet to the US in an exclusive deal with Walmart. Is this device a game changer? On its own, probably not. But when coupled with the Hisense Sero Pro (at $149), it certainly may  herald maturity in the tablet market [...]

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Inside the HTC One

  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 [...]

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Inside the GoPro Hero3 Wearable Sports Camera

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 [...]

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Inside the Nikon D5200 DSLR – Toshiba found!

Tearing down the Nikon D5200Just 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 [...]

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Inside the Nokia 808 PureView Smartphone – 41 MP Camera!

An exciting smartphone to recently hit the Chipworks labs is the Nokia 808 Pureview phone, referred to by Nokia as a game changer in terms of its groundbreaking image technology. The phone’s unique 41 MP sensor, manufactured by Toshiba, allows users to take photos with impressive detail, perhaps making the PureView a true 2 in [...]

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