A product teardown, or simply teardown, is the act of disassembling a
product, such as a television set, to identify its component parts and
functions. For products having secret technology, such as the
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25, the process may be secret. For others,
including consumer electronics, the results are typically disseminated
through photographs and component lists so that others can make use of
the information without having to disassemble the product themselves.