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

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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12 Comments

1. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Quality > Quantity

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

hope apple burn

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i do to man. samsung all the way

4. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

iphones are already helping them to murn all the way.

11. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

5. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Patents!! Google spent billions for Motorola patents. Apple sees value in Anobit's patents.

6. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

To make quality. Apple did. The motorola patents are for defence mostly.

8. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Okay Yoda.

9. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

May the force be with you.

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The fruit company wants to buy a storage company :O

10. jacko unregistered

anobit never heard of them o.O

12. Bluedroid

Posts: 57; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

Hope cupertino gets nuked!

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