Intel recently presented their Intel 4 process innovation at the 2022 VLSI Symposium. They shared quite a bit of information about the new process, as they have done with nodes previously before products were released.
As part of the TechInsights Li-Ion Battery Essentials subscription, we had the opportunity to reverse engineer the Amperex BM55 battery pack found in the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. Xiaomi claims this is the first smartphone to use a Silicon Oxygen Anode based battery.
This webinar discusses the practical implementations of advanced silicon anode technology from Panasonic/Tesla (NCR 21700 cell), ATL (BM55 from the Xiaomi Mi 11 phone) and Sila Technologies (Whoop 4.0 fitness tracker). The session will provide imagery and analysis comparing these industry leaders' anode structures and materials.
TechInsights’ Radu Trandafir takes a closer look at the three mmWave antenna modules used by Apple in the iPhone 12/13 which mark an interesting departure from the “traditional” Qualcomm-based architecture at the implementation level.
Like Bluetooth, the UWB is a short-range, low-power, radio-based communication technology whose primary purpose is for location discovery and device ranging. However, UWB offers a multitude of different functions, such as fast and reliable file-sharing features and secure transactions.
TechInsights comments on what the main reasons for this integration are, other innovations throughout the GaN die, and how there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach in regard to power semiconductor devices.
Dick James, a Senior Fellow and Technology Analyst with TechInsights, entered the semiconductor industry in 1970, working for Philips Semiconductor. In this blog, he presents a retrospective of gate technology, ranging from 1971’s 10-micron design rules (!) through to the more modern 5-nanometer.