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Apple Buys Chip Designer P.A. Semi

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. malware New Member

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    Probably the story of the day, Apple is taking a big step in the IC business by purchasing the microprocessor design company P.A. Semi for $278 million in cash. P.A. Semi is a fabless semiconductor company that was founded in 2003 by Dan Dobberpuhl, the former lead designer of the Alpha and StrongARM microprocessors developed by Digital Equipment in the 1990s. Currently the company has 150 employees and delivers PWRficient 64-bit multicore processors for the high-performance embedded-computing markets. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not comment on our purposes and plans," said Apple spokesman Steve Dowling. That leaves us with almost no information to share. First reports speculate that Apple will target the chip maker's product for the iPhone or other systems like Apple TV.

    Source: Forbes.com, EETimes
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    What ever happened to Apple TV anyway? Was it a flop?
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    Sounds Interesting!
    Wonder what they make from that!
    Super slim and super low power iPhone whit lot of extra in it!
    :)
  4. Steevo

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    Apple TV was the Windows ME of DVR/Tivo. Not so good.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    Bad news for Intel Atom fans.
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    Yea, and with on Demand becoming so popular, the service providers are going to dominate that market.
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    Great read! Why did Apple buy P.A. Semi Conductor?

    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/04/24/why-did-apple-buy-pa-semi/

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