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HiSense: A Fierce DTV Player in the USA as Seen at CES 2015

Contributed by Jim Morrison Two Years Can Change A Lot In January of 2013, I spent a lot of time studying DTVs at CES. One of the players that rose above the rest was HiSense. Back in 2013, the Chinese flat panel TV provider spoke of ambitious goals to increase their market share in the USA. Well, [...]

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CES 2015 Unveiled: Top 5 Themes

Contributed by Dick James and Jim Morrison Every year before the press day, and two days before the actual show itself, International CES holds their “CES Unveiled” event for media and analysts. It’s basically a mini-trade show that (presumably) the exhibitors have to pay extra, to get increased exposure for their products. Scroll at the [...]

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Intel’s 14-nm Parts are Finally Here!

Contributed by Dick James Click here for more information on Chipworks’ Intel 14 nm reports   Earlier last week, a couple of laptops arrived from Japan using the Core M version of Intel’s Broadwell processor. Straight into the lab, and within a few hours the first sight of the die structure, confirming that it is [...]

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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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iPhone 5s Touch ID – Technology Perspective

Looks Like AuthenTec Descendants Contributed by Dick James It’s a matter of history now. The widely expected fingerprint sensor did show up in the iPhone, to generally good reviews, so of course we had to take a look at it. Earlier this month, we analyzed the Touch ID sensor with a patent and market perspective. [...]

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ISPSD 2013 pt.2 – Interesting Presentations

contributed by Dr. St.J. Dixon-Warren The ISPSD 2013 Conference is now in its third day.  Tuesday night the conference banquet was held at the Hotel Nikko Kanazawa. The conference included a dinner speech by Tomotaka Takahashi, founder of Kyoto University‘s ROBO-GARAGE who demonstrated some of his extraordinary robot technology. But the fun and games weren’t [...]

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