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Intel Sells Its Power Management Chip Business, Enpirion, to Mediatek for $85 Million

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Intel continues to "shed fat" on its business portfolio. After last year's sale of its smartphone modem chip business to Apple, the company is now parting ways with its power management circuitry division - Enpirion - and offloading it to Richtek, a division of Taiwanese MediaTek. The sale price of $85 million is a drop in the bucket for Intel's overall bottom line, so it's not a way for the company to cash in some desperately needed money - all accounts of Intel's troubles in the wake of its semiconductor manufacturing issues and AMD's market resurgence pale in comparison to Intel's revenues.

This actually looks like a company that's actually streamlining its R&D expenditures and focusing on execution for the markets Intel sees as most important for today and for tomorrow. Intel's Enpirion focuses on building power management chips for FPGA circuits, SoCs, CPUs, and ASICs, and will now serve to bolster MediaTek's SoC business while allowing the Taiwanese company to expand and diversify its business portfolio, even as Intel focuses on their core competencies.



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I am looking forward to see Intel's taking back that CPU performance crown. If their next design is as amazing as the Pentium4 to Core2Duo improvement, it would shake up the industry once more.
 
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I sincerely hope that their fabs are not next. We need Intel to become competitive on that front again, especially since GlobalFoundaries is probably going to be on 12nm until the universe suffers heat death.
 

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I am looking forward to see Intel's taking back that CPU performance crown. If their next design is as amazing as the Pentium4 to Core2Duo improvement, it would shake up the industry once more.

That's a pretty hefty if.
 

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The sale frees up personal for other departments. If they all go into R&D that could mean a faster turnaround for larger projects.
 
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The sale frees up personal for other departments. If they all go into R&D that could mean a faster turnaround for larger projects.
Yeah, nah.
Staff are sold as part of the company package.
 
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Yeah, nah.
Staff are sold as part of the company package.
really? afaik, its always been a choice, atleast thats how it was when it happened to me ( eons ago)
 
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