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Market Eye 1 Acquired By New York Firm

Austin-based Market Eye 1, a firm which does electronic device "teardowns" for clients, has been acquired by New York-based ABI Research. ABI Research did not disclose financial details of the buy. Market EYE 1 was founded in 2009 by James Mielke, and takes mobile devices and provides "teardowns" of the components and details of those handsets. Those teardowns are used by competitors to better understand the costs and designs of competing handsets. ABI said it will now provide such teardown services as high resolution photos and x-rays of boards and components, power measurement estimates, and cost estimates for critical components.