Texas Instruments thinks the latest OMAP processor from the market leader for mobile phone chips could wind up in Mobile Internet Devices, as well as its more familiar home inside smartphones.
TI is leaving the consumer smartphone business. And it won't participate in the consumer tablet market anymore.
There's a reality TI must confront: it has the wrong customers. And mobile chip makers that aren't tied to Apple or Samsung are going to see volatile results.
Texas Instruments dominates the silicon inside the Internet retailer's tablet. It probably wouldn't be an overstatement to say that Amazon has simply dropped in a TI engine to power the tablet.
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Texas Instruments said recently that it plans to sell off its mobile chip business, and Amazon is one of its top customers.