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Amazon Considering Buying Texas Instrument's Chip Business 108

puddingebola writes "From the article, "Amazon is reportedly in 'advanced negotiations' to acquire Texas Instruments' OMAP chip division, bringing chip design for its Kindle tablets in-house, and helping TI refocus on embedded systems. The deal in discussion, Calcalist reports, follows TI's public distancing from its own phone and tablet chip business in the face of rising competition from Qualcomm, Samsung, and others, though Amazon taking charge of OMAP could leave rivals Barnes & Noble in a tricky situation.'"
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Amazon Considering Buying Texas Instrument's Chip Business

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  • Re:Big Move (Score:4, Funny)

    by vlm ( 69642 ) on Monday October 15, 2012 @11:22AM (#41658287)

    This reminds me of Motorola selling off all of their real industry (e.g. creation of ON Semiconductor) and turning into nothing more than a junk mobile phone company paying manufacturers to make the junk overseas. Motorola used to be the REAL DEAL.

    In other words, copy HPs business model.

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