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Texas Instruments plans to exit the smartphone and tablet market

By Shawn Knight
Sep 27, 2012
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  1. Texas Instruments is planning to pull out of the smartphone and tablet sector with ambitions to reach a broader market that they believe will be more profitable and stable. The announcement was made by senior vice president for embedded processing...

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  2. Hummm...

    Freescale should purchase the IP & roll this in. Having Amazon and B&N as customers could be quite a shot in the arm.
  3. mosu

    mosu TS Enthusiast Posts: 303

    Texas Instruments, beware! A new "Carly Fiorina " is rising..Also, shame on Motorola for using Intel crap instead of TI.
  4. ...and how is Intel crap, hmmmm? You made the claim, now substantiate!
  5. Think of it like this, x86 is just about the worst architecture in history and it takes all Intel's ingenuity to attempt to mitigate that awfulness. Intel can afford to keep throwing megabucks at it to keep their place in the market (and the other three x86 licensees under their thumb) but as an architecture it is truly the worst out there. There is only one thing that is pushing x86 into the mobile space that is dominated by already superior ISA models like ARM. Money.
  6. That is perhaps the worst explaination I have heard anyone pump out on the subject. All I read was, "x86 is the worst architecture out there, because it's awful..." ...AND? Where is your proof, where have you explained why the CISC architecture, used by Intel based chips (read x86), is worse than a RISC model (ARM). I'm struggling to understand here, so please explain...
  7. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Enthusiast Posts: 343   +56

    Guest arguing with Guest gets really confusing for me :p


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