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Apple rumored to buy flash storage maker Anobit for $400-$500 million

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Apple rumored to buy flash storage maker Anobit for $400-$500 million
Apple is not the type of company that grows on acquisitions of hardware companies. As a matter of fact, Cupertino has only bought four hardware companies in the last 20 years despite having the resources to nearly buy the whole phone industry. That’s why its intent to acquire Israeli flash chip maker Anobit is particularly interesting. A TechCrunch report relayed a Hebrew report from Calcalist claiming that Apple is in talks with Anobit and is close to inking a deal worth $400 to $500 million.

This exceeds one of Apple’s biggest acquisitions to date - Cupertino paid $404 million for NeXT back in the years. The current focus of Apple’s acquisition hunger, Anobit, specializes in flash storage for enterprise and mobile enhanced with the proprietary Memory Signal Processing (MSP) technology. MSP is the reason flash chips from Anobit get a boost in speed, endurance and performance. The algorithms behind MSP allow to compensate for some physical limitations of NAND flash.

Interestingly, the Calcalist report claims that Apple already relies on Anobit’s solutions implemented in the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air. Anobit also holds 21 patents on its technology.

source: TechCrunch via 9to5Mac

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posted on 13 Dec 2011, 06:55 3

1. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Quality > Quantity

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 06:57 8

2. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


hope apple burn

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 06:59 7

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i do to man. samsung all the way

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 07:13 5

4. sudhar131998 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


iphones are already helping them to murn all the way.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 21:06 2

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2131; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


thanks for such a great comment.. what exactly do u expect to accomplish with that?

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 07:13 4

5. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Patents!! Google spent billions for Motorola patents.

Apple sees value in Anobit's patents.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 07:45 5

6. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


To make quality. Apple did.

The motorola patents are for defence mostly.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 09:05 3

8. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Okay Yoda.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 09:23 3

9. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


May the force be with you.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 08:01 2

7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


The fruit company wants to buy a storage company :O

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 10:36

10. jacko (unregistered)


anobit never heard of them o.O

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 01:14

12. Bluedroid (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


Hope cupertino gets nuked!

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