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Intel To Buy Smartphone Chipmaker Infineon For $2B 95

sylverboss writes "Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, is close to an agreement to buy Infineon Technologies AG's wireless business, three people with direct knowledge of the discussions said. When it comes to desktop, laptop and server chips, Intel's pretty much got a lock on the market but everyone can see the writing on the wall: mobile chips and architectures are the future of computing thanks to the popularity of smartphones, but Intel doesn't have anything to offer in that regard. Don't know Infineon? You should: they are the guys who have supplied Apple with their iPhone baseband chips since 2007."
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Intel To Buy Smartphone Chipmaker Infineon For $2B

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  • Re:Atom? (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 29, 2010 @05:36PM (#33410828)

    Atoms are low power only compared to Intel's other x86 chips. Compared to typical controllers for portable devices, they use too much power.

    Why do you trolls persist with this fiction? Is it the Microsoft hate disease rearing its ugly head again? Didn't Lunis Trovalds himself mock you zealots himself? Look, I understand you want to promote non-x86 on portable devices as desktop Windows doesn't run on ARM but, telling lies about Atom isn't going to win your argument for you. Atom is just as power efficient as Snapdragon and OMAP processors. Just like Windows tablets will destroy the iPad, Windows smartphones could easily be made. Microsoft is just biding its time until the opportunity is right then you open sores religious nutcakes will be off and running again with your tales between your legs. If MSI, Asus, and the many other netbook makers couldn't succeed with that LUnix crap and had to go begging Microsoft for Windows XP, do you think Goggle and Abble have a chance? Ha ha ha.

    I often wonder how is it even legal to run non-Windows on a computer? Even the government gets this and uses Windows and Office. Do you people think you are better than or smarter than your own governments? I have a surprise for you... You're not! Seriously, you arrogant grandiose assholes need to take a look into the mirror and reevaluate your lives.

  • by MarkRose ( 820682 ) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @05:38PM (#33410838) Homepage
    2 billion dollars for a bunch of chips and antenna components? I guess we know the true value of an ARM and a leg.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 29, 2010 @09:48PM (#33411868)

    I met a guy named Bandit once, at an IEEE lecture. He has only one upper limb, and told me he likes to hang out by the ARM table at conferences, telling people nearby, "If I get an ARM here, I'll finally have two!"

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