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TechInsights memory technology update from IEDM18

Posted: April 11, 2019 Contributing Author: Dick James, Jeongdong Choe On the Sunday evening at IEDM last year, TechInsights held a reception in which Arabinda Das and Jeongdong Choe gave presentations that attracted a roomful of conference attendees. Arabinda was first up, giving a talk on the “ 10

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Teardown

Posted: April 9, 2018 Contributing Author: Daniel Yang & Stacy Wegner It’s here. It’s in our labs... Two major 5G events happened last week: Verizon launched their 5G network in Chicago, and on the other side of the globe, Samsung launched the world’s first 5G mobile handset in Korea - the Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Teardown

Posted: March 1, 2019 Contributing Authors: Michelle Alarcon, Daniel Yang, Stacy Wegner, Albert Cowsky We got the new Samsung Galaxy S10+ a little early! TechInsights received the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S10+ SM-G975F/DS from Korea and it has been in our labs since early this morning. We are excited

Lenovo Brings the New Snapdragon to Market

Posted: February 20, 2019 Contributing Authors: Stacy Wegner and Daniel Yang Lenovo Z5 Pro GT How long would it take you to count from 1 to 220,000? Probably longer than 32 seconds, and yet 32 seconds is reportedly how long it look for Lenovo to sell out of 220,000 of their highly anticipated Lenovo

The Evolution of STMicroelectronics BCD Technology

Posted: January 22, 2019 Contributing Author: Sinjin Dixon-Warren, PhD TechInsights’ full analysis of the STMicroelectronics BCD9S referenced in this post is included in our new Power Semiconductor subscription, which addresses new technologies in the power semiconductor market, including GaN, SiC,

Google Pixel 3 XL Teardown

Posted: December 10, 2018 Contributing Author: Daniel Yang & Stacy Wegner November 18, 2018 - the official launch date in the US, saw the release of the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google’s most advanced flagship smartphone to date. While we have taken a little time in getting to the teardown analysis

Fitbit Charge 3 Teardown

Posted: December 5, 2018 Contributing Author: Stacy Wegner New Design Win for Cypress Semiconductor As the end of 2018 looms, many people are preparing not only for the gift giving season, but for the onset of their fitness resolutions as well. People everywhere are promising to get moving come

A Look Inside MicroVision’s PicoP Projector Technology

Posted: October 30, 2018 Contributing Author: Sinjin Dixon-Warren, PhD MicroVision, based in Redmond WA, now in partnership with STMicroelectronics, has been a technology leader in the small form factor laser beam scanning (LBS) projector market. Recently, TechInsights analysed samples of two

Apple iPhone Xs Max Teardown

Posted: September 17, 2018 - Updated: October 3, 2018 Contributing Author: Daniel Yang & Stacy Wegner It has become a tradition for us at TechInsights… as the beautiful Fall season rolls around, we all prepare for our Apple Day - the annual teardown of the new Apple iPhone. You may still remember

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Teardown

Posted: August 14, 2018 Contributing Author: Daniel Yang Inside the Samsung Galaxy Note9 Teardown Samsung officially released its latest Galaxy Note9 on August 9th. Our procurement team did an amazing job in getting the phone into our labs the very next day! The model of our Note9 is AT&T SM-N960U,

Samsung’s Anti-Fuse Technology found on 18 nm DRAM

Posted: April 11, 2018 Contributing Author: Jeongdong Choe, Senior Technical Fellow We at TechInsights are happy to report that we have found and analyzed Anti-fuse array blocks on a Samsung 18 nm DDR4 DRAM die. Anti-fuse is one of the embedded NVM technologies, which include: embedded Flash ROM