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    Lightbulb Apple Buys Microprocessor Design Company PA Semi for $278 million in cash

    This is huge!!

    BURLINGAME, CALIF. - Late Tuesday, in response to questions from Forbes.com, an Apple spokesman said Apple has agreed to buy a boutique microprocessor design company called PA Semi. The company, which is known for its design of sophisticated, low-power chips, could spell a new future for Apple's flagship iPhone, and possibly iPod products as well.

    The 150-person chip company, P.A. Semi, was founded in 2003 by Dan Dobberpuhl, who was a lead designer for the well-regarded Alpha and StrongARM microprocessors developed by Digital Equipment in the 1990s.
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    "People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware." - Steve jobs quoting Alan Kay

    Seems like they are up to something pretty big with the iPhone. this could also mean a possible replacement of the S-Gold proc. or the infenion chip or for research purposes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by umerh View Post
    "People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware." - Steve jobs quoting Alan Kay

    Seems like they are up to something pretty big with the iPhone. this could also mean a possible replacement of the S-Gold proc. or the infenion chip or for research purposes!!
    Maybe Apple decided to make an SGOLD type processor since it seems Infineon can't keep hackers out, maybe Apple thinks they will....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jav6454 View Post
    Maybe Apple decided to make an SGOLD type processor since it seems Infineon can't keep hackers out, maybe Apple thinks they will....
    There is a chance apple may just transition to a new processor for the future iPhones!! Just like they did with the iMacs from powerpc to intel!! Arm to something proprietary!! Maybe!! Who knows what's going on in the minds of cupertino??

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    maybe they like the stock in the company?


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    Let's ask what does Paul Otellini Think.

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    hmm.. Maybe it's finally time to buy some apple shares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistyValhalla View Post
    hmm.. Maybe it's finally time to buy some apple shares.

    that was so 1980's

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    Quote Originally Posted by jav6454 View Post
    Maybe Apple decided to make an SGOLD type processor since it seems Infineon can't keep hackers out, maybe Apple thinks they will....
    The main reason is IP. If Apple can get one of them chips in a future device that heavily relies on it (super power efficient and fast), the competitors will be left in the dust. Cause there won't any way they can come up with something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locked View Post
    The main reason is IP. If Apple can get one of them chips in a future device that heavily relies on it (super power efficient and fast), the competitors will be left in the dust. Cause there won't any way they can come up with something similar.
    I also that could be a cause of the buy-out
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