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Apple buys chipmaker Intrinsity

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.

By April 27, 2010


Apple in talks to buy Japanese chipmaker, report says

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.

By April 1, 2014


Apple buys another chipmaker

The iPhone maker has picked up Passif Semiconductor, a small California company that makes low-power communications chips.

By August 1, 2013


Samsung chip architect leaves for Apple

The battle over smartphones spilled over into chip design as a top Samsung designer split for Apple.

By October 11, 2012


A6 chip: More Apple, less ARM

The A6 used in the iPhone 5 may be more of an Apple creation than previous chips.

By September 16, 2012


Samsung chip hits 1GHz. Is it bound for the iPhone?

Samsung has announced one of the fastest processors to date targeted at devices like the iPhone.

By July 27, 2009


Apple has 1,000 engineers working on chips, report says

Steve Jobs purportedly once told a fellow Silicon Valley CEO that 5 percent of Apple's workforce is working to improve the performance of its mobile processors.

By October 9, 2011


Apple to buy Anobit, a flash memory startup?

Anobit's Memory Signal Processing technology includes proprietary signal processing algorithms along with advanced error correction and innovative flash management schemes.

By December 13, 2011


Apple, Intel suffering from the seven-year itch?

Published report says Apple is exploring ways to replace Intel by using a homegrown chip design technology.

By November 5, 2012


Apple buys virtual assistant app maker Siri

The artificial intelligence research project was spun off as an iPhone app company before landing at Apple.

By April 28, 2010