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Apple hiring former TI employees to work on its chipsets

Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday December 04, 2012.

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Texas Instruments announced earlier this year that it would ease out of mobile chipset development because of increased competition and clients who began designing their own chips. According to The Next Web, Apple is scooping up some of TI's laid-off talent to work on its mobile processors.

TNW's sources claim Apple has hired "dozens" of engineers who worked for TI. The former TI employees have experience designing mobile processors and radios, so the new hires are presumably working on Apple's upcoming chipsets.

Though Apple hires third parties to handle the production of the chips used in its products, Apple currently designs the chips used in its iPhone and iPad devices. The company already has a talented team but wants to design more powerful and efficient chips for its devices. Hiring people who worked for TI's OMAP, which has been used in several devices, including the Kindle Fire and various Motorola phones, might bring Apple closer to that goal.

source: The Next Web

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