x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Rumor: Amazon looking to acquire Texas Instruments' OMAP mobile chips family

Rumor: Amazon looking to acquire Texas Instruments' OMAP mobile chips family

Posted: , by Daniel P.

Tags:

Rumor: Amazon looking to acquire Texas Instruments' OMAP mobile chips family
Whaddya hear, whaddya say - Amazon is rumored to get the OMAP mobile chips family off of Texas Instruments hands. TI recently said it will diminish the efforts and resources it puts towards making of its mobile silicon under shareholder pressure, concentrating on its analog bread-and-butter.

The industry vultures immediately started circling around the OMAP carcass, with Apple luring engineering talent away from the chip maker, and now Amazon trying to secure its mobile future, or at least the silicon that will power it, all for itself.

Such a synergy makes great sense for Amazon, as Apple and Samsung are designing their own chips, for example, tailoring them to their own requirements and specifications. The giant online retailer was recently cited as part of the Gang of Four by Google's Eric Schmidt, that will shape the mobile future, and the Kindle Fire uses TI's OMAP chipsets, so there might be some credibility to that acquisition rumor.

source: Reuters

1 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 15 Oct 2012, 03:45 1

1. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


oh how i wish.. i mean it will be good for the developers of OMAP chips... and their talent wont be trash!!!

and it will be good for amazon too!!!

but will they license the chips or will act like apple?

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories