Teardown Reveals Google’s Moto X Costs $221 to Build

Paying a small premium for the “Made In America” label.
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Texas Instruments Continues Shift

Texas Instruments Inc. continued a shift away from some mobile-chip markets in the first quarter, putting a squeeze on revenue while profit rose 37 percent on a one-time gain.

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Embedded Analytics Can Save Time, Money and Lives

If heart disease runs in your family, DSP analytics and body sensors could continuously monitor you for the earliest symptoms.
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Texas Instruments’ Profit Falls 11 Percent on Weak Demand

Texas Instruments Inc.’s Tfourth-quarter profit fell 11 percent as the chip maker continued its move away from the mobile market amid a shifting global economy.

Texas Instruments to Cut 1,700 Jobs, Shift Away From Phones

Admitting defeat in a market it once dominated.
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Two More Teardowns Look Inside Microsoft Surface and Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Two more tablets, with very different business models.
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D: Dive Into Mobile Adds Intel’s Bell and Telef√≥nica’s Domingo

Mobile is really going global, and so is our upcoming conference in New York.
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Micron Technology Picks Up Former Nvidia Exec

Michael Rayfield, former head of Nvidia’s mobile business unit working on system-on-a-chip computing hardware, has been named vice president of wireless solutions at Micron Technology, the company announced Tuesday. In his new position, Rayfield will manage the development of DRAM, flash memory and other hardware aimed specifically at mobile devices. Before Nvidia, Rayfield held positions at Texas Instruments and Cisco.

Toshiba Scraps Plans for Windows RT Tablet, Notebook

Toshiba had previously shown prototypes of both tablets and notebooks designed to run Windows software and be powered by ARM-based chips from Texas Instruments.
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Google’s Nexus 7 Costs $152 to Make, IHS iSuppli Teardown Finds

Similar to the Kindle Fire, and yet different in so many ways.
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Seven Questions for ARM CEO Warren East

Windows 8 Forces Some Compromises After All

Gearing Up for Microsoft’s Big Week