Apple may be looking to acquire a unit of Renesas Electronics that makes LCD chips for mobile devices, according to a Nikkei report. The deal could be worth close to half a billion dollars.
The iPhone maker has picked up Passif Semiconductor, a small California company that makes low-power communications chips.
Published report says Apple is exploring ways to replace Intel by using a homegrown chip design technology.
The battle over smartphones spilled over into chip design as a top Samsung designer split for Apple.
Analyst Linley Gwennap explains the development Apple's A6 in the iPhone 5.
The company rumored to be the maker of the chip inside the iPad has been acquired by Apple. It's Apple's fourth acquisition since last fall.
The A6 used in the iPhone 5 may be more of an Apple creation than previous chips.
Apple's reported acquisition of Anobit gets it into the flash memory big leagues--if it wasn't there already.
Slow news week with the holidays in full swing? Not so fast. It's been a busy week for Apple, with a notable legal victory, a reported half-billion-dollar acquisition, and a Grammy honor for late co-founder Steve Jobs.
Anobit's Memory Signal Processing technology includes proprietary signal processing algorithms along with advanced error correction and innovative flash management schemes.