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2012 Mobile Phone and Tablet Primary Camera Design Wins

Contributed by Ray Fontaine, Image Sensor Analyst Within our group of pixel analysts, we most often spend our days immersed in the business of analyzing the device structures and circuits of image sensors. We are, however, also in a unique position to comment on the image sensor market. Our procurement and teardown groups routinely purchase [...]

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Apple’s TV surprise – a new A5 chip!

This Technology Blog will be live updated to include some cross sectional and polysilicon shots of the Apple A5. If you are seeing this message then check back regularly or follow us on Twitter @chipworks to get up to the minute updates. Apple TV is a curious beast.  It is undeniably a good product, but [...]

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Looking at the Wii U Graphics Processor

Yes, even reverse engineering the latest technology has its up and down days. At the start of the reverse engineering process, we generally have a simple electronics teardown before we can get to the more traditional tasks of helping our clients understand the process technology or circuit design of a chip. The routine of getting [...]

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SpareOne launches mobile phone with fifteen year life

contributed by Dick James In this era of ever-faster product launches and programmed obsolescence, it is refreshing for an old greybeard like me to find a product that is designed to last for years rather than months. We saw a phone that fits that description at the CES-Unveiled session on Sunday night, from SpareOne.  Their [...]

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Smart TVs at CES 2013: operating systems and processors

contributed by Jim Morrison, Product Manager Last year at CES 2012, we studied the Smart TVs that had been announced on the show floor to make a shopping list of all of the sets we wanted to further analyze back at the lab. As the TVs were released for sale (and not just concept systems [...]

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Systems Analysis of the Apple Lightning to USB Cable

Systems analysis identifies how devices are used together – and may include testing of signals and software inside or between chips using sniffers, probing, data capture, or literature. Systems analysis, including software reverse engineering, is performed to identify evidence of use in support of patent licensing and litigation. It can also be used for competitive [...]

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