Electronic Products & Technology


January 26, 2019 by EP&T Magazine

Teardown of Chinese smartphone reveals plastic non-functional component imposters

Xiaomi’s Mi 8 Explorer transparent-back device shows fake parts alongside real components
November 9, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP teardowns, ABI Research

Oppo Find X on the rise

ABI Research has been tearing down devices since 2011 and for the most part, we find that smartphones are all beginning to resemble each other.  While it is getting difficult to differentiate product features, there are still a few unique…
September 2, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP teardowns, ABI Research

Xiaomi Tech focuses on thin with Mi Sphere 360 camera

ABI Research recently tore down the Xiaomi Tech Mi Sphere camera, which is one of a growing number of 360 cameras that are used to capture content for virtual reality playback systems.  What makes Xiaomi’s version of a 360-degree camera…
August 28, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP Teardowns, ABI Research

Teardown reveals BEAM Smart Button packs it all in

Since 2011, ABI Research’s Teardowns has been uncovering innovative design features and new semiconductor components to guide enterprises toward more streamlined solutions in future designs.  A new and unique wearable device hit the market this year- a wireless, wearable button.…
July 17, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP teardowns, ABI Research

Nest Hello video doorbell packs some heat

Smart home devices were added to the teardown service in 2015 at ABI Research when smart home products starting demanding attention.  Video doorbells are the latest craze in the smart home market because they offer a new level of home…
April 9, 2018 by Stacy Wegner, Daniel Yang, Tech Insights, Ottawa

Looking inside the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Fitness Band

Electronic engineering teardown conducted by Ottawa-based Tech Insights
January 7, 2018 by Chad Davis, Lead Teardown Specialist, ABI Research

Garmin Fenix 5 shines bright

ABI Research has been tearing down devices since 2011 and added wearables in 2013 once they had an established presence in the marketplace. Garmin released the Fenix 5 last year as their premier rugged GPS watch featuring a transflective memory-in-pixel…
November 10, 2017 by Andrew Rassweiler, Jérémie Bouchaud, Wayne Lam, David Hsieh, IHS Markit

Teardown reveals iPhone X costs Apple $370 in materials

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit complete a preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X
September 28, 2017 by IHS Markit

Apple iPhone 8 teardown reveals BOM cost

IHS Markit teardown shows iPhone 8 and 8 Plus retail prices $50 and $30 higher, respectively, than previous models