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Samsung 18 nm DRAM Analysis

Posted: December 15, 2017 In April 2017, Samsung became the world’s first manufacturer to mass produce 10 nm-class DRAM. In June 2017, TechInsights published a blog based on our first learnings on this innovation that detailed a memory density increase of 32.8% when comparing 8Gb DRAM 18 nm and 20
15Dec

Intel/Micron 64L 3D NAND Analysis

Posted: November 9, 2017 Intel/Micron 64L 3D NAND Analysis The Intel 545S SSD, introduced in June 2017, was the first product to include the Intel/Micron 64L 3D NAND, and one of the first SSD to use 64L. The device boasts a more compacted die floorplan, improved memory peripheral design, and a 90%
09Nov

TSMC 10 nm Process

Posted: July 26, 2017 TSMC 10 nm was found in the Apple A10X processor (APL1071) found in the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (MQDT2CL/A). Taking a deeper look inside the TSMC 10 nm, our experts found quad-patterned FinFETs, which are first in the industry. Our analysis is now available on the TSMC 10 nm
26Jul

Intel 3D XPoint

Posted: May 16, 2017 3D XPoint technology was unveiled by Intel and Micron in August 2015, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years. When Intel announced the Optane brand for storage products based on 3D XPoint technology, it would first come to market in a new line of high
15May

Sony IMX400 3-Layer Stacked (Exmor RS) CMOS Image Sensor

Posted: May 11, 2017 Sony Mobile announced the Xperia XZs at Mobile World Congress in February 2017. The Xperia XZs features a 1/2.3-inch optical format, 19 Mp resolution, Exmor RS “Motion Eye” camera offering with 960 fps video and predictive capture. The super slow motion functionality is made
11May

Samsung 10 nm LPE Process

Posted: April 26, 2017 The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 applications processor found in the Samsung Galaxy S8 is confirmed to be built on Samsung’s 10 nm LPE process. Debut devices for the 10 nm LPE are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and the Samsung Exynos 9 application processors. We have started our
26Apr

Qualcomm WTR5975 Gigabit LTE Transceiver

Posted: April 20, 2017 Qualcomm WTR5975 Gigabit LTE Transceiver The WTR5975 is a member of the Snapdragon 835 family found in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and is the world’s first single-chip RF IC supporting Gigabit Class LTE, LTE-U, and LAA with 5 GHz unlicensed band support. The highly integrated
20Apr

Apple W1 343S00131 Bluetooth Module

Posted: January 20, 2017 Apple W1 343S00131 Bluetooth Module The W1 chip found in the Beats Studio wireless headphone has the package mark 343S00131. Meanwhile, the W1 chip torn down from the Apple AirPods has the package mark 343S00130. They have a slight difference in the last digit in the package
20Jan