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TSMC 10 nm Process

TSMC 10 nm was found in the Apple A10X processor (APL1071) found in the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (MQDT2CL/A).

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A Survey of Enabling Technologies in Successful Consumer Digital Imaging Products (Part 3: Pixel Isolation Structures)
These structures are critical to the performance of 1.0 µm to 1.4 µm generation pixels in smartphone cameras.
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10 nm Process Rollout Marching Right Along
The march continues with the Apple A10X, which is confirmed to be built on TSMC’s 10 FF process.
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Growth by Acquisition: Qualcomm in Talks to Acquire NXP

Read on for an analysis of what this acquisition means to the patent portfolio of Qualcomm.

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Who will acquire Intersil?

Speculation about who will acquire analog semiconductor manufacturer Intersil is high in the latest chapter of the 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions story.

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A Survey of Enabling Technologies in Successful Consumer Digital Imaging Products (Part 3: Pixel Isolation Structures)
These structures are critical to the performance of 1.0 µm to 1.4 µm generation pixels in smartphone cameras.
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10 nm Process Rollout Marching Right Along
The march continues with the Apple A10X, which is confirmed to be built on TSMC’s 10 FF process.
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A Survey of Enabling Technologies in Successful Consumer Digital Imaging Products (Part 2: Stacked Chip Image Sensors)
Work on the IMX400 project continues and we look forward to publishing our report in a few weeks. Enjoy Part 2, where we discuss the trends in wafer-to-wafer interconnect and other features of stacked chips.
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TSMC 10 nm Process

TSMC 10 nm was found in the Apple A10X processor (APL1071) found in the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (MQDT2CL/A).

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Intel 3D XPoint

3D XPoint technology was unveiled by Intel and Micron in August 2015, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years.

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Samsung 10 nm LPE Process

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 applications processor found in the Samsung Galaxy S8 is confirmed to be built on Samsung’s 10 nm LPE process...

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Practical Quantitative Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy

This paper shows how sMIM-C can be used to practically extract quantitative information on the dopant levels in a semiconductor sample.

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Four TechInsights Executives Recognized as Outstanding IP Strategists

Mike McLean, Ian MacLean, Art Monk, and Terry Ludlow, named in 2017 list of World's Leading IP Strategists by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM).

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TechInsights Confirms Apple’s A10X SoC Is TSMC 10 nm FF; 96.4mm2 Die Size

One of the more intriguing mysteries in the Apple ecosystem has been the question over what process the company would use for the A10X SoC, which is being used in the newly launched 2017 iPad Pro family.

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Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara, CA

Flash memory is a key technology enabling new designs for many products in the consumer, computer and enterprise markets.

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IPO Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco IPO Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs, committee meetings, networking opportunities, and exhibits.

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IAM Patent Licensing, San Francisco, CA

In its third year, Patent Licensing 2017 will once again bring together experts from across the licensing world with a focus on responsible deal making in an uncertain market.

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10 nm Process Rollout Marching Right Along
The march continues with the Apple A10X, which is confirmed to be built on TSMC’s 10 FF process.
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Samsung 18 nm DRAM cell integration: QPT and higher uniformed capacitor high-k dielectrics
Samsung has begun to mass-produce their first 10 nm-class DRAM products, and we’ve taken this opportunity to analyze and compare it to the previous generations of 25 nm and 20 nm DRAM products.
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Memory/Selector Elements for Intel OptaneTM XPoint Memory
TechInsights has continued to dig into the process, cell structure and materials analysis of the Intel OptaneTM XPoint memory.
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10 nm Process Rollout Marching Right Along
The march continues with the Apple A10X, which is confirmed to be built on TSMC’s 10 FF process.
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Samsung 18 nm DRAM cell integration: QPT and higher uniformed capacitor high-k dielectrics
Samsung has begun to mass-produce their first 10 nm-class DRAM products, and we’ve taken this opportunity to analyze and compare it to the previous generations of 25 nm and 20 nm DRAM products.
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SK hynix’ 21 nm DRAM Cell Technology: Comparison of 1st and 2nd generation
Low yield and reliability issues on 21 nm 1st generation, means their new 2nd generation 21 nm DRAM cell technology has caught the attention of many producers of memory products.
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A Survey of Enabling Technologies in Successful Consumer Digital Imaging Products (Part 3: Pixel Isolation Structures)
These structures are critical to the performance of 1.0 µm to 1.4 µm generation pixels in smartphone cameras.
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A Survey of Enabling Technologies in Successful Consumer Digital Imaging Products (Part 2: Stacked Chip Image Sensors)
Work on the IMX400 project continues and we look forward to publishing our report in a few weeks. Enjoy Part 2, where we discuss the trends in wafer-to-wafer interconnect and other features of stacked chips.
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A Survey of Enabling Technologies in Successful Consumer Digital Imaging Products (Part 1: PDAF)
This year’s IISW marked the 10th anniversary of this biennial conference and corresponded to the 10th anniversary of TechInsights’ presence at the workshop.
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