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Apple Buys Intrinsity

acquisitions1The rumors were true. Intrinsity, the semiconductor design house believed to be responsible for the CPU core in Apple’s A4 processor has been acquired. And the purchaser was indeed Apple (AAPL). The company has confirmed the acquisition to The New York Times. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Microprocessor Report analyst Tom Halfhill figures Intrinsity likely fetched a price of $121 million — pocket change for Apple, which is sitting on some $40 billion in cash.

Like Apple’s 2008 buyout of boutique semiconductor design company P.A. Semi, its acquisition of Intrinsity is quite a coup. The company is reknowned for designing hot-rod chips with low power consumption.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus