Palomaki Lights Up (in Blue, White and UV) the QD-OLED Structure

by Bob Raikes

Pete Palomaki has made the second in a series of YouTube videos in which he is tearing down a Samsung S95B QD-OLED TV. (Palomaki Rips Up a QD-OLED TV)This time he did a test …

Tags:Film materials| QD OLEDs| Quantum Dots| Samsung Display| Teardowns| Testing

Palomaki Rips Up a QD-OLED TV

by Bob Raikes

Our own Peter Palomaki tore down a Samsung S95B QD-OLED TV. Teasingly, in this part one video, he showed that he would be using a UV flashlight – a test we had hoped to …

Tags:QD OLEDs| Samsung| Teardowns| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

Links Week Starting 25th July 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week. (I’m still catching up after Display Week!) …

Tags:Apple| Asus| Desktop Monitors| | Hisense| Interactive Displays| LG Electronics (LGE)| MiniLED| MMD (AOC Philips)| MSI| OLED TVs| Quantum Dots| Recruitment & Appointments| Teardowns

A Cut-Away View of MiniLEDs

by Bob Raikes

All we analysts love a teardown. It’s great to see how things are put together in real detail. It’s the modern equivalent of the ‘cut-away view’ that I loved as a youngster. At Display …

Tags:Apple| BOE| Desktop Monitors| LCD Backlights| MiniLED| Samsung| tablets| TCL| Teardowns| TVs (TV Sets)

Pete Palomaki Tears Down Another Broken TV

by Bob Raikes

What They Say DD contributor Pete Palomaki posted a video showing a teardown of a broken TCL 5 Series TV and found that the FALD LED backlight had YAG phosphor LEDs. The set is …

Tags:LCD Backlights| LED| Phosphors| Quantum Dots| Teardowns| Testing| TVs (TV Sets)

Studio Display TearDown

by Bob Raikes

What They Say iFixit tore down the new Apple Studio Display and decided that inside it’s very like an iMac. The site identifies that the panel itself is exactly the same as the one …

Tags:Apple| Desktop Monitors| Teardowns

A Look Inside the iPhone 13

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Semiconductor Engineering published a look inside the Apple iPhone 13 Pro by TechInsight that includes a build cost estimation. The focus was on the chips, of course, but there is also …

Tags:Apple| iPhone| Pricing| Smartphones| Teardowns

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iFixit Has a First Look at the iPad Pro XDR Display

by Bob Raikes

What They Say iFixit released a short (4 minutes) video showing the start of a tear down of the iPad Pro, highlighting the XDR display and backlight. The display is around 0.5mm thicker than …

Tags:Apple| LCD Backlights| MiniLED| tablets| Teardowns

BoM Analysis: Apple Watch Series 6 Costs $136 to Produce

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Counterpoint Research said that its estimate of the BoM cost of the Apple Watch Series 6 is around $136, putting the display subsystem at around $18. The display is an LTPO-based …

Tags:Apple Watch (iWatch)| Pricing| Smartwatches| Supply Chain| Teardowns

Interesting Links Week ending 18th December 2020

by Bob Raikes

Every week, we see interesting articles where we can’t really add value or they are just interesting and not related to displays, so we put them in a round-up list. Samsung Note20 Ultra 5G …

Tags:Big Data/AI| Nintendo| ray tracing| Samsung| Smartphones| Teardowns

Pie chart for iPhone tear

iPhone 12 teardown showcases South Korean parts makers

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Nikkei, in cooperation with Tokyo-based research specialist Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, stripped down an iPhone 12 and found that 26.8% of the value of the smartphone was accounted for by components from …

Tags:iPhone| Smartphones| Teardowns

iFixit Tears Down iPhone 12

by Bob Raikes

What They Say iFixit had a close look at the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro in one of its teardowns. They achieved the same repairability score of 6/10 and many components are interchangeable. The …

Tags:Apple| iPhone| Teardowns