Chipworks has announced that they will be tearing down (actually, already did) the newly released BlackBerry PlayBook and posting images and real-time updates on the tear down. Make sure you follow this by going to their Recent Teardowns blog and get to know in depth what the PlayBook is all about on the inside!

Chipworks has teared down other tablets such as the Xoom, Nook Color and several smartphones. Make sure you follow up their blog and let us know what you think and what you expect to be found in the PlayBook! Press release after the break.

Press Release

Ottawa, Ontario, April 20, 2011 – Chipworks (, the world’s leader in reverse engineering and patent infringement analysis for semiconductors and microelectronic systems, announced has completed a basic teardown of the Research in Motion BlackBerry Playbook, part number RDJ21WW, a smaller form-factor tablet that has a seven-inch screen similar to the Samsung Galaxy.

Real-time updates on findings from the lab will be posted online at the company’s Recent Teardowns blog. Initially the company is sharing images and list of key design wins with the early winners appearing to be Texas Instruments for the microprocessor and several other key chips, Elpida for the DRAM, Cypress Semiconductor for the touch screen controller, and STMicroelectronics for the cameras. Over the coming days, detailed analysis and images of the die inside the chips themselves will be added.

For complete details and links to in-depth reports, visit

About Chipworks

Chipworks is the recognized leader in reverse engineering and patent infringement analysis of semiconductors and electronic systems. The company’s ability to analyze the circuitry and physical composition of these systems makes it a key partner in the success of the world’s largest semiconductor and microelectronics companies. Intellectual property groups and their legal counsel trust Chipworks for success in patent licensing and litigation – earning hundreds of millions of dollars in patent licenses, and saving as much in royalty payments. Research & Development and Product Management rely on Chipworks for success in new product design and launch, saving hundreds of millions of dollars in design, and earning even more through superior product design and faster launches.