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absoluke
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Wifi
absoluke   3/14/2014 9:40:20 AM
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Joel-

 

Very interesting piece. Wondering, the WiFi that you uncovered are those discrete chips or integrated Wifi with the AP?

Also is there a list of what products were used in the teardown?

 

Mike

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Which market?
tpfj   3/14/2014 11:35:03 AM
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Your article does not mention which market these teardowns come from? It looks to be the US market, could you be more specific please?

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Interesting article
y_sasaki   3/14/2014 2:16:49 PM
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FIY. Murata is a MCM module manufacture but not a chip manufacture. They use mix of Marvell, TI or Broadcomm chip for their MCM module.  Some of Murata share would be added to Broadcomm share.

http://www.murata.co.jp/products/microwave/module/lineup/index.html

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Re: Interesting article
Joel-Teardown   3/16/2014 4:10:35 PM
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Thanks for your commnent. We kept this article at the package level. We do decap to offer die analysis as well, but those are not reflected here. And you are correct the vast majority of Murata are Broadcom ICs.

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Re: Which market?
Joel-Teardown   3/16/2014 4:11:36 PM
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This is based on a global sample of devices and only a snap shot of the nearly 350 devices we tore down over the 12 month period.

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Re: Wifi
Joel-Teardown   3/16/2014 4:13:11 PM
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We did not find any WiFi functionality in AP parts.  They were standalone parts/modules that had only WiFi/Bluetooth/FM, WiFi/Bluetooth or WiFi only parts.

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