Posted: July 09, 2020 Contributed by: Sinjin Dixon-Warren, PhD Electric vehicles (EV) are potentially a disruptive technology in the automotive market. They offer the promise of increased energy efficiency and the potential for reduced emissions,
Wednesday June 24, 2020 / 2:00 p.m. ET Hosted By: Chi Lim Tan 3D NAND, or vertical NAND, with its higher density and lower cost per bit, has been a driving force in the popularity of solid state drives (SSD) thanks to the innovation and continued
Some say that in the H2 2017 – H1 2018 timeframe Intel’s 10nm node were so half baked, that Intel had to significantly redesign its 10 nm process technology for subsequent products. In any case, one SKU and limited availability speak for themselves.
Quand on dit ce mois-ci, c’est à l’occasion de la Conférence des développeurs qui se tiendra dans la semaine du 22 juin, un événement très important appelé WWDC ou Worldwide Developers Conference qui se tient en Californie, à San José ou à San
Posted: June 05, 2020 Contributed by: Sinjin Dixon-Warren, PhD The power electronics industry is in a period of transition. For many years silicon-based devices have dominated the industry, with conventional Si MOSFET transistors being used for lower
Like many other businesses, the Japanese heavyweight is under significant financial pressure thanks to the covid-19 pandemic, but its long track record of leveraging its IP assets could prove a saving grace
Wednesday May 27, 2020 / 2:00 p.m. ET Hosted By: Sinjin Dixon-Warren The power electronics industry is in a period of transition. For many years silicon-based devices dominated the industry, with conventional Si MOSFET transistors being used for
With waveform and protocol testing essential to investigating memory technology patents for evidence of use, TechInsights’ Martin Bijman and Neil MacLeod take a closer look at the portfolios of the top NAND patent owners to determine how different
A look inside YMTC’s second-generation 3D-NAND technology, which uses “Xtacking” to bond the peripheral circuitry face-to-face with the memory array instead of alongside. As first published in Semiconductor Digest.
Contributed Author: Sinjin Dixon-Warren The market for Silicon Carbide (SiC) power transistors is expected to grow considerably over the coming years. SiC power transistors have several advantages over traditional silicon-based devices, including
April 29 - 12:00-1:30 pm (ET) – Live webinar, "Patent Portfolio Management: Effective Strategies and Best Practices in 2020", hosted by The Knowledge Group. Key topics include: Patent Portfolio Management Trends and Developments, The Essentials of an
The Snapdragon 865 platform is Qualcomm's most advanced 5G chipset to date with support for 5G, sub-6, mmWave and LTE. 4G/5G dynamic spectrum sharing, will enable "operators to accelerate 5G deployments by using their existing 4G spectrum holdings to
Is the Apple A12Z bionic SoC just the A12X renamed, with an enabled GPU core? When we first got the Apple iPad Pro 2020 A2068 in our labs, this was the first thing we wanted to know. What is the A12Z? When we saw the A12Z, there was visually no
Last year, Samsung announced the introduction of EUV into their 7LPP process used in the Exynos 9825. Through analysis of the part, we found little difference between their 7LPP process in the 9825 and their 8LPP process in the Exynos 9820. Now, we
Contributing Author: Jeongdong Choe Originally Posted March 12, Revised April 7 2020 TechInsights finally found 3D Xtacking® NAND devices manufactured from Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd. (YMTC) in Wuhan, China. With this device, YMTC has
Contributing Authors: Ray Fontaine Congratulations to the Samsung team for not only delivering a well spec’d camera system, but also for being first to market with 0.7 µm generation pixels! The GH1 stacked imager, announced in September 2019 , is in
Contributing Authors: Daniel Yang, Ray Fontaine It is an especially busy time in TechInsights’ labs. Just a few days after we started the teardown of various models of the Xiaomi Mi 10 flagship series - the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Shannon 5800 55M5800A01 As the industry expands its use of 5G, Samsung continues to innovate in the area of mobile communication technologies, including RF transceivers and phased array solutions for mmWave along with 5G-embedded mobile processors.
Here we were, waiting for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S20 so we could see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, and along came Xiaomi with their announcement on February 13 that the Mi 10 - also based on the Snapdragon 865 - would be
Apple Inc’s surprise warning that it will likely fall short of this quarter’s sales target due to the coronavirus epidemic points to much pain for its chip and other suppliers as well as for rivals who also rely on China to build their products.
MT6303P AN10516CW 2.95 x 1.74 - 180nm Mobile RF architecture is constantly increasing in complexity to support multiple standards, and we are discovering new mobile RF components in virtually every new phone release. At the time of this writing,
The market for piracy is huge and hackers have become increasingly sophisticated even when security is implemented in hardware. The race between the aggressors and protectors is a battle without end. Smart connected home devices are increasingly
Huawei Leads Imaging Chip Area Arms Race, Sony Wins Big with i-ToF, Emergence of Event-Driven Vision Sensors Posted: December 18, 2019 Contributing Authors: Ray Fontaine, Senior Technology Analyst Samsung, Huawei and Apple continue to push more
Seoul Semiconductor recently dipped its toes into the sales side of the patent market with an announcement that it will be auctioning off two patent packages – one at the end of this month and the other in January.
Posted: December 12, 2019 Contributing Authors: Sinjin Dixon-Warren, PhD Consumer demand for smaller form factor and higher power, plus government efficiency regulations , are driving innovation in the USB adapter market. The USB-C power delivery
Recently, Huawei released its new 5G mobile phone, the Mate 30 5G series. The performance of its Kirin 990 5G SoC is very exciting. Recently, professional chip research institute TechInsights dismantled this commercial 5G integrated SoC chip.
Posted: November 8, 2019 Contributing Authors: Stacy Wegner Figure 1: the Apple U1 UWB chip One of the most intriguing components included in the iPhone 11 is the mystery chip Apple simply labeled as ‘U1.’ TechInsights has been busily analyzing this
Introducing the Kirin 990 5G Posted: November 7, 2019 Contributing Authors: Daniel Yang, Stacy Wegner The Huawei Mate 30 Series is the latest installment of the company’s annual flagship smartphones, released on September 19, 2019 in Munich.
Date: November 6, 2019 / 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET Presented By: Neil MacLeod and Marty Bijman Internal Probing, Waveform Analysis, and More The widespread adoption and expansion of data centers has driven the SSD market to a period of high competition and
Intel has released their first 10 nm 2 nd Gen processor into consumer products – the Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, better known as Ice Lake. Dell and Microsoft have already announced the inclusion of Ice Lake in some of their latest offerings. This
Posted: October 31, 2019 Contributing Author: Sinjin Dixon-Warren Silicon carbide (SiC) is a widely used industrial material. Widescale production by the Carborundum Company started in 1893 following the discovery of the Acheson process, which is
One of the most interesting components from the recently released Apple iPhone 11 line of phones is one that Apple has said very little about; the Apple U1 Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip. So far, Apple has said only that the chip enables directional
Among memory manufacturers worldwide SK hynix currently holds the 5th position in NAND Flash market share, with 10.3%. They are the latest to release a 9X-layer NAND solution, with the SK hynix 96L 3D PUC NAND. Development of SK hynix’ 96L 3D PUC
Posted: September 27, 2019 Contributing Author: Sinjin Dixon-Warren The iPhone 11 Pro Max ships with the Apple 1720 18 W USB-C power delivery charger. This device is rated to delivery 5 V and 3 A or 9 V and 2 A. In follow up to our recent blog
Posted: September 23, 2019 - Updated: October 1, 2019 Contributing Authors: Daniel Yang, Stacy Wegner, Albert Cowsky We are always excited to see a new Apple iPhone, and this year’s iPhone 11 line is no exception. This is the first ever Apple event
Originally Presented: September 19, 2019 / 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET Hosted By: Martin Bijman Licensing is a tried and true means to monetize a patent portfolio, but those who will succeed on the path from patent ownership to patent profits will not
Posted: September 17, 2019 With 2018 revenue of $30.4B USD, 16.5% market share in NAND Flash Memory, and 23% market share in DRAM, Micron is one of the biggest players in storage and memory technology. For those looking to support their product
Previous Broadcast: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Hosted By: Jianchun Xu and Sinjin Dixon-Warren The power semiconductor market is estimated to reach $32B USD by the end of 2025. Fueled by increasing global demand for more
Peloton, which manufactures and sells premium, large-screen, stationary fitness bikes and treadmills, as well streaming subscriptions for classes aimed at those using the equipment, is expected to go public sometime in the next few months.
Un teléfono móvil se vende casi tres veces más caro de lo que cuesta fabricarlo, atendiendo al coste de todos los componentes que integran estos dispositivos, desde la batería o la cámara hasta el sistema operativo que permite que funcionen las
A mobile phone is sold almost three times more expensive than it costs to manufacture it, taking into account the cost of all the components that make up these devices, from the battery or camera to the operating system that allows applications to
Posted: August 29, 2019 The fan-In WLP market expected to grow at a steady rate; from $2.9B in 2018 to $4.4B by 2024, at 6.5% CAGR. One of the recent contributors to this market is Deca Technologies, whose M-Series fan-out wafer-level packaging
Posted: August 14, 2019 Contributing Authors: Sinjin Dixon-Warren, PhD Introduction AC Adapters are a constant reminder that the mobile devices that we have come to love are not quite as mobile as we would like to think. Every single mobile device
2019 is the year that we have seen the 5G smartphones start to take off. TechInsights posted a blog of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G teardown in April, which was the world’s first 5G mobile handset in Korea. The Galaxy S10 5G SM-G977N is based on Samsung
4-Part Blog Series: The state of the art of smartphone imagers Part 4: Non-Bayer CFA, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) Posted: July 30, 2019 Contributing Author: Ray Fontaine Content adapted from TechInsights’ paper for the International Image
4-Part Blog Series: The state of the art of smartphone imagers Part 3: Back-Illuminated Active Si Thickness, Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) Posted: July 23, 2019 Contributing Author: Ray Fontaine Content adapted from TechInsights’ paper for the
Posted: July 22, 2019 According to BIS Research, the automotive LiDAR market was estimated at $353M USD in 2017, and is anticipated to reach $8.32B by 2028. The LiDAR market is set to become one of the most competitive segments of the automotive
4-Part Blog Series: The state of the art of smartphone imagers Part 2: Pixel Scaling and Scaling Enablers Posted: July 16, 2019 Contributing Author: Ray Fontaine Content adapted from TechInsights’ paper for the International Image Sensors Workshop
4-Part Blog Series: The State-of-the-Art of Smartphone Imagers Part 1: Chip-stacking and chip-to-chip interconnect Posted: July 09, 2019 Contributing Author: Ray Fontaine Content adapted from TechInsights’ presentation for the International Image
Posted: June 11, 2019 Ambiq Micro Apollo 3 Blue Ultra-Low Power MCU The MCU marketplace is crowded and competitive, with semiconductor companies globally increasing R&D spend in this technology area; this market is forecast to reach ~$20B USD in 2019
Posted: June 7, 2019 Samsung LPDDR4X 17 nm 1Y Samsung DDR4 17 nm 1Y Micron MT40A2G4SA-062E 8Gb DDR4 The top 3 DRAM manufacturers (Samsung, SK hynix, and Micron) reached sub-20 nm in 2017 and 2018 with the introduction of 1x. A new milestone was
Posted: May 31, 2019 Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave Antenna Module Qualcomm claims to have “Made the impossible, possible” by incorporating mmWave technology into the mobile RF front end in a small, highly integrated module. There are many challenges
At its heart, an assertion campaign relies on Evidence of Use (EoU), to demonstrate the existence of ongoing infringement. If no one is using the technology covered by your patent portfolio then your patents are not as valuable. Conversely, when there is EoU the value of a patent portfolio is greater.
(Semiconductor Engineering) Battery-powered electric vehicles are expected to reach a milestone in terms of shipments in 2019, but the technology faces several significant hurdles to gain wider adoption in the market.
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
Posted: April 10, 2019 TechInsights’ Analysis of Solutions from Samsung, Toshiba, and Intel/Micron TechInsights’ analysis has begun on the much-anticipated 9XL 3D NAND solutions, including: Samsung 92L 3D V-NAND Toshiba 96L 3D BiCS Intel/Micron 96L
Posted: April 9, 2019 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
Posted: April 09, 2019 The mobile RF front-end architectures of 3G and early 4G smartphones were relatively simple and could be built from discrete components. The mobile radio frequency (RF) front-end today has become much more complex to support
Originally Presented: April 9, 2019 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET Hosted By: Michel Roy Low-density fan-out package technology has been around for more than a decade. Due to limitations in RDL counts and capabilities in line space / line width, this
(Semiconductor Engineering) The big challenge is to characterize the inner portions of a 3D NAND device, which consists of complex materials, multiple layers and tiny channel holes. Then, as you add more layers, the metrology challenges increase “due
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
Originally Presented: February 27, 2019 / 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET Hosted By: John Sullivan A Patent and Technology Perspective We estimate the mobile Radio Frequency (RF) market to be worth approximately $19B. Mobile RF innovation aims to improve
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
Posted: February 7, 2019 Contributing Authors: Sinjin Dixon-Warren, PhD Figure 1 – RAVPower RP-PC104 USB-C Charger One of the primary emerging applications for 650 V gallium nitride (GaN) power High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT) is likely to
Posted: February 7, 2019 Contributing Authors: Marty Bijman and Jim Hines Figure 1 – Tesla's portfolio including Maxwell and SolarCity acquisitions Figure 2 – Tesla Portfolio landscapes showing which inventions originated from Tesla, SolarCity, and
Originally Presented: December 12, 2018 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET Hosted By: Martin Bijman TechInsights has identified Evidence of Use (EoU) for over 6,000 unique patents. In doing so, we have significantly evolved our understanding of what patents can
Originally Presented: October 23, 2018 / 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET Hosted By: Mary Lupul Patent Strengthening is a term we use to describe the different methods that can be applied during the prosecution to both maximize the usefulness of a patent once it
Originally Presented: October 4, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT Hosted By: Martin Bijman & George Pappas Patent strengthening is the term that refers to the process of achieving the greatest potential for value from a patent during the prosecution –
Originally Presented: September 18, 2018 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET Hosted By: Stacy Wegner With a significant cord-cutting trend, much has been said about how operators are reacting and modifying their offerings to retain subscribers tempted by streaming
Originally Presented: July 11, 2018 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET Hosted By: Jim Hines The automotive industry is facing disruption from new market entrants, emerging mobility business models and changing consumer attitudes about car ownership. The future of
Posted: June 12, 2018 Intel 10nm Logic Process Analysis TechInsights has found the long-awaited Cannon Lake - the Intel 10 nm logic process inside the i3-8121U CPU, used in the Lenovo IdeaPad330. This innovation boasts the following: Logic transistor
Posted: May 31, 2018 SK hynix 72L 3D NAND Analysis SK hynix claims to have created the industry’s first-ever 72-layer 256Gb 3D NAND flash. This innovation has a block size 50% larger compared to 48-layer 3D TLC chips, it has a lower programming time
Originally Presented: May 3, 2018 / 3:15pm to 4:00pm ET Hosted By: Martin Bijman "Black box reveal" is the term we use to refer to “the hard stuff” – technology that, for one reason or another, is difficult to analyze for evidence of use. These can
Posted: February 27, 2018 Contributing Authors: Marty Bijman Recently, IAM’s Timothy Au posted a blog providing a look at Uber’s portfolio. The blog references Uber’s portfolio makeup, and provides a chronicle of their IP events over the last 5 years
Originally Presented: February 20, 2018 / 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET Hosted By: Martin Bijman & George Pappas Patent strengthening is the term that refers to the process of achieving the greatest potential for value from a patent during the prosecution –
Originally Presented: February 1, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET Hosted By: Mike McLean, Gene Quinn & Walter Hanchuk Alice has had an impact on software patents, but they can and still do hold significant value. If your portfolio includes software
We have been closely monitoring the progress of COVID-19 in recent weeks, regularly updating our travel and operations policies to include increasingly strict restrictions we have chosen to implement. Our priority is ensuring the continued health and
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