The two companies may potentially develop new Internet of Things chips together.
The world's largest chipmaker, looking ahead to changes in computing, makes its biggest acquisition ever.
Yet another multibillion-dollar deal in the chips world could be coming as soon as next week, according to a report.
The combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.
Apple's latest tiny tablet is tough to repair, says iFixit, and any fixes to the screen could result in a non-functioning Touch ID.
The UK-based chip designer's Mbed operating system is among several efforts, including the work of standards groups and a new wireless protocol, designed to speed the adoption of the Internet of Things.
Judging from a teardown by researcher IHS, the manufacturing costs of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus should help Apple maintain its margins -- among the highest in the smartphone market.
Dutch chipmaker NXP will provide the chips required to support the short-range wireless tech known near-field communications, according to the Financial Times.
Intrepid wreckers have broken into the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to reveal their secrets -- and found out how easily they smash.
The new wearable and pair of smartphones have given a jolt to the tech industry. CNET looks at the reverberations for Apple's rivals and partners.