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Amazon May Acquire Texas Instruments - Paper.
Xbitlabs ^ | 10/15/2012 01:04 PM] | Anton Shilov

Posted on 10/15/2012 2:15:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Amazon, the world's largest online store, is reportedly negotiating to acquire Texas Instruments, a leading designer of custom chips for mobile and embedded markets. The move will help Amazon to better compete on the market of media tablets and possibly expand its hardware offerings in general.

Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Monday that Amazon is in advanced talks to buy Texas Instruments, the company that supplies OMAP system-on-chips for Kindle Fire media tablets. The report said any deal for the smartphone chip business of Texas Instruments Inc (TI) would probably be worth billions of dollars and could make Amazon a direct rival to Apple and Samsung Electronics, which also design their own chips, reports Reuters news-agency.

"With the trend towards more vertical integration, led by Apple, speculation that Amazon is interested in TI's chipset arm is unsurprising," said Ben Wood, head of research CCS Insight.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: amazon; hitech; texas; texasinstruments

1 posted on 10/15/2012 2:15:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce
Tech World is getting rearranged.

Semi-Accurate says AMD is imploding cause Management doesn't understand semiconductors.

http://semiaccurate.com/2012/10/15/amd-is-imploding-because-management-doesnt-understand-semiconductors/

2 posted on 10/15/2012 2:19:11 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder what Amazon would do about the calculators?

TI makes good calculators.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 2:31:31 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Why don't TI, AMD, Motorola, Intel and other semi conductor manufactures
just close down. Or sell junk food.
Things are far beyond danger points in many areas. One world
globalization that will that is destroying
America is well advanced at this stage.
4 posted on 10/15/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I hate this news! TI is/was a great company with a lot of history. Started by a few people in oil exploration, Geophysical Services Incorporated (GSI). They needed instruments to further their success so they started TI so they could make their own electronic instruments. TI became very successful and eventually became the parent company.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 2:32:34 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Has Amazon ever made a profit? I know TI use to. Heck, they actually made things, too. Those were weird times, eh?; making things that you sold to make profits. Now you just sell hype, and profits are what traders make.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 2:33:30 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"With the trend towards more vertical integration, led by Apple, speculation that Amazon is interested in TI's chipset arm is unsurprising,"

The title is misleading. Apparently, AMZN is only look at part of TI.

7 posted on 10/15/2012 2:37:01 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: throwback
Has Amazon ever made a profit?

Amazon has made a profit every year since 2002. The last few years they've been around $1B/year in earnings before interest and taxes.

8 posted on 10/15/2012 2:45:11 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Task 1: Accomplished, Task 2: Hold them Accountable!)
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To: Moonman62

Yep, the chipset arm.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
My first "real" job (after age 7 was) with TI when they were #1 in semiconductor manufacturing.

I controlled a $1.5 million budget right out of college to install their 1st local area networks and PC-based distributed computing infrastructure.

Oh how I loved the extreme technical prowess and responsibility / opportunity they gave to young people, but hated the management environment (>100 hr work weeks, vacillating plans, tiny incomes).

We had 5 divisions:

1) Semiconductor manufacturing
2) Defense
3) Metallurgy
4) Geophysical
5) Personal devices

10 posted on 10/15/2012 2:47:38 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: throwback

I believe Amazon is the second biggest retailer in the world... and without a single brick and mortar store.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What is Amazon going to do with Raytheon and all the government contracts.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Amazon voluntarily acquired Texas (sales) taxes. That was enough for me to drop them.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 3:52:46 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BobL

They have a major warehouse in my state, we’ve been paying state taxes from nearly the beginning. I still use them frequently.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 7:35:56 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc

Yea, it was a business decision they made here - and likewise it was a business decision that I made. I can usually match their prices at other sites (sometimes beat them), but I still go there a lot for research.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 7:42:28 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Slyfox
Raytheon?

How is Raytheon connected with this.?

16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:30:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: BobL
Amazon voluntarily acquired Texas (sales) taxes.

Well, I say better a private company acquiring sales taxes than the state!

17 posted on 10/15/2012 9:36:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Given its excessive focus on the backside bus, Intel has decided to disassociate itself from the Boy Scouts and the traditions of normal.

Intel can take its “new normal” and shove it.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 10:18:32 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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The trade rags also report that STmicroelectronics is interested in divesting of their digital business - which includes the types of processors like ARM SOC’s that would be involved in Kindle follow-on’s. It might actually be a better fit as ST also has significant software and design capabilities that could vault the Kindle into more sophisticated space.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 10:27:43 PM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Sorry, old news

Raytheon Purchases Defense Systems & Electronics Business of Texas Instruments January 6, 1997, 7:46 AM EST Acquisition Substantially Strengthens Raytheon's Leadership in Defense Electronics

LEXINGTON, Mass. and DALLAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) announced today that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement for Raytheon to purchase the assets of Texas Instruments' defense operations for $2.95 billion in cash.

20 posted on 10/15/2012 10:40:21 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Gene Eric

Yeah. The “new norm”. America slides down the tubes slowly but surely.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 8:37:13 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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