toggle

AAPL Stock: 524.75 ( -6.95 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Jobs: PA Semi buy was for iPhone, iPod chips

updated 10:45 am EDT, Wed June 11, 2008

PA Semi & iPod, iPhone

The purpose of acquiring PA Semi was the creation of chips for iPhones and iPods, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has admitted. "PA Semi is going to do system-on-chips for iPhones and iPods," Jobs tells the New York Times. Although Apple has dismissed rumors that it is unhappy with Intel, or that it is planning to resurrect some PowerPC technology, it has been unclear what PA Semi was needed for other than designing chips for portable electronics.

Other rumors have hinted that Apple is developing a tablet-like device measuring 4 to 7 inches, based off the same technology in the iPhone and the iPod touch.

Apple has traditionally handled much of its own chip design, but is dependent on other companies for many individual components, including everything from processors to broadband receivers. It is not known whether PA Semi will create any original components or merely stick to general architecture.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. bearcatrp

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    This would be...

    the ideal fit for apple to design its own chip and not rely on 3rd parties. Plus a good way to get into government sales.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

STM Trust technology bag

The search for a good messenger bag that doubles as a laptop bag is something many travelers find themselves facing at least once. Bet ...

PenClic Bluetooth mouse

Windows 8 aside, computer users have been trained that a mouse is the proper way to navigate through the desktop for many years now. T ...

Booqpad for iPad Air

Before we get rolling, I'll confess: I've never understood the purpose of cases like the Booqpad. If you've got a tablet, surely p ...

toggle

Most Commented