Items tagged with BOM

Apple's market capitalization currently sits at nearly $750 billion, and it didn't get there by charging pedestrian prices for its gadgets. Just the opposite, Apple often attaches premium price tags to its products, and the same goes for its recently launched Apple Watch line. Speaking of which, preliminary data from IHS shows that the new Apple Watch has the lowest ratio of hardware cost to retail price of any Apple phone. By tearing down the Apple Watch Sport, IHS was able to estimate a bill of materials (BOM) of $81.20. Adding in $2.50 for manufacturing expenses, the research firm reckons it... Read more...
Apple's recently unveiled iPhone 5 device is the company's thinnest, lightest, and presumably the most costliest to produce iPhone model to date. We know the first two to be fact (unless Apple was inexplicably trying to temporarily bamboozle the masses during its press event yesterday afternoon), and the latter is an educated guess based on an estimated bill of materials (BOM). TechInsights compared the cost of parts in the iPhone 5 to that of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, all 16GB models, and the latest version is $35 more expensive to build than its immediate predecessor, and $55.50 pricier than... Read more...
There's never been a more expensive iPad model than the one Apple will start selling on Friday, March 16. It's not any more expensive to buy than previous iPad models at launch, but the cost to produce these third generation tablets has gone up significantly. Citing figures from UBM TechInsights, EE Times reports the bill of materials (BOM) is $310 for a 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G iPad, which sells to consumers for $629. That's just for the cost of parts. The original iPad carried a BOM of $270.86 and the iPad 2's parts added up to $276.27 Obviously there's still plenty of wiggle room to flip a profit even... Read more...
People dissatisfied with their local cable and satellite services often look longingly at Verizon's FiOS TV service as an alternative. The problem has been that you can't get the service in all that many places yet, and there's a hopscotch effect to the places you can get it. Some people even have Verizon FiOS for their Internet connection and can't get TV programming yet. Customers in New York City can now count themselves among the lucky people who can sign up for Verizon's TV over fiber-optic lines; Verizon is now offering the city's residents a hefty 100 hi-def channels to go along with 400... Read more...
A rising tide lifted all the boats in the video gaming industry, and we all shot those boats with RPGs in our spare time. The industry reports $17.9 billion in sales for 2007, 43 percent higher than 2006. The Wii led the way in hardware, and Halo 3 sold an astonishing 4.82 million games. The industry set new highs in every category of hardware and software, says NPD analyst Anita Frazier. "Both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 realized strong hardware sales increases," Frazier says. "The 360 in particular seems to have benefitted from a killer slate … including Call of Duty 4, Assassin's Creed and Halo... Read more...
If you've ever wondered what some of today's top supercomputers are up to, this article on CNN explains many of the more common applications.  Some of them are used for tasks like forecasting weather, designing safer more fuel-efficient cars, mapping DNA, exploring the cosmos and even calculating the curvature of Pringles potato chips. "Supercomputers allow researchers to do in real time -- meaning days, weeks or months -- what could not be done during a lifetime with a single personal computer. "The amount of data that some of these... Read more...
It's Monday already? Yeah, I guess so. Well, that just means more news for you guys :) If you've been shopping around for a new motherboard recently, then take notice! Dave has reviewed the ASUS A8N Premium motherboard. ASUS has long been know for their quality products, but will the board live up to the "Premium" name? Only one way to find out... Asus A8N SLI Premium - NF4 SLI For AMD Refined "So, Asus did what we've been hoping many others in their competitive arena would do, take what is an already killer nForce 4 SLI for AMD based design and make it better. Better you say? How... Read more...