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Texas Instruments to fire 1,700 people, OMAP to focus on embedded systems

by: ŠtefanNovember 15, 2012
Texas Instruments, makers of the famous OMAP line of processors, have been saying for a while now that they're tired of keeping up with the big boys of the mobile industry. It used to be they could design a chip that would then be used in various products for several years. These days, it's expected that companies launch a new device every 12 months, and that said device uses a chip that's more advanced than the one in last year's model. Today's news shouldn't come as a surprise then, TI is announcing that they're going to let 1,700 people go.
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Rumor: Amazon to buy Texas Instruments’ OMAP unit

by: ŠtefanOctober 15, 2012
Every Amazon Kindle Fire tablet that has been sold thus far has had a Texas Instruments processor under the hood. Last month, we reported that TI was looking to shift their focus away from the mobile chip business and instead concentrate on embedded systems. Today, courtesy of The Next Web, we now have a rumor that says Amazon is considering buying the division within Texas Instruments that designs chips for smartphones and tablets.
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Texas Instruments shareholders ask for a pullback from the mobile chip business

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 13, 2012
Texas Instruments investors are calling for a radical pullback from the mobile business, one that would entail a restructuring or even a full-on market exit. Some shareholders want TI to focus on its more stable and profitable analog chip business, and leave the cutthroat mobile market to the likes of Qualcomm and Nvidia. Is that the right path for TI?
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Nvidia embraces Miracast standard for wireless displays in Tegra 3

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 27, 2012

Yesterday, Nvidia announced that its Tegra 3 architecture is fully compatible with Miracast, the upcoming standard for wireless display connections.

Miracast is a specification developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance that will allow seamless and quick connections between mobile devices and HD TV sets. Based on the current Wi-Fi Direct standard, Miracast promises to make you forget about the hassle of connecting smartphones and tablets to TVs through cables. The Miracast standard will allow simple pairing and transfer of audio and video signal to compatible TVs.

Here’s a presentation video from Nvidia that depicts the main use cases for the new Miracast [...]

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Intel is off to a bad start in the mobile market, and might not get to recover

by: LucianJuly 26, 2012

No matter how hard Intel is trying, things don’t seem to go too well for them in the mobile market. According to sources quoted by Digitimes, the sales of the Intel-based smartphones aren’t going so well, and now two of their main partners, Motorola and Lenovo, are delaying their own Medfield-based tablets (and probably phones as well) at least until November.

At that point, we’ll probably be too impressed by the new Android 5.0 Nexus devices, featuring chips like the S4 Pro, Exynos 5250 and even OMAP 5, to care for Medfield phones running Jelly Bean. So things aren’t looking too bright for Intel in the future, either. But why is Intel, such a [...]

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Qualcomm demos the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320

by: LucianJuly 17, 2012


The Snapdragon S4 chip, based on the new Cortex A15-class Krait design, is currently the most advanced ARM processor core in the market. Along with the integrated LTE modem, the advanced design of the Krait architecture made the Snapdragon S4 very popular in US, both with manufacturers and end users.

But while the S4 is very good, it also has two big flaws. One is perhaps more marketing-related: being “just” a dual-core in a market filled with quad-core Cortex A9 chips. The second shortcoming, a real one this time, is the chip’s last-gen GPU. The Adreno 225 GPU is based on the very old Adreno 200 architecture, which is basically what [...]

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