John Paczkowski

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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

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik