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Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:23

Intel to buy German Wireless chipmaker

Written by Nick Farell
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All your Infineon's belong to us
Intel is fairly likely to buy the wireless division of German chip maker Infineon.

Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar said in a note to clients today that Intel is buying the division as part of its move into the smartphone business. It is an area that Intel needs to catch up in. Rivals, including Qualcomm, Marvell, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Broadcom and others.

Intel's own Atoms aren’t as common as chips based on the ARM architecture, which is known for its low-power processing. With Infineon’s chip business, Intel will be able to get a foothold in a lot of the smaller chips that go into mobile phones.

Infineon has the baseband chips, or radios, while Intel has application processors to handle computing tasks. Kumar said the companies have a contract, but there has been no announcement yet.

Intel is not saying anything at the moment.

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-1 #1 JAB Creations 2010-07-27 10:50
Another European company to be bought-out in the name of greed, monopolization, and ultimately communism?

I don't like anti-competitive companies that actively work to monopolize things, reduce choice, drive up prices, and put out stupid commercials. You know the ones I'm talking about! Yahoo resisted monopolization, hopefully Infineon can prove it can too.
 
 
+8 #2 kabarsa 2010-07-27 13:15
Quoting JAB Creations:
Another European company to be bought-out in the name of greed, monopolization, and ultimately communism?

I don't like anti-competitive companies that actively work to monopolize things, reduce choice, drive up prices, and put out stupid commercials. You know the ones I'm talking about! Yahoo resisted monopolization, hopefully Infineon can prove it can too.


Yes, monopoly is kind of a bad thing, but why you talk about communism 0_o Please read more books or at least wikipedia before uniting your economical fears under some completely wrong political/ideological entity.
 
 
-1 #3 JAB Creations 2010-07-28 03:27
Quoting kabarsa:
Yes, monopoly is kind of a bad thing, but why you talk about communism 0_o Please read more books or at least wikipedia before uniting your economical fears under some completely wrong political/ideological entity.


There is a difference between fear and reality. Communism works to monopolize things in order to gain control. Relying on Wikipedia for social-political issues is for those who think the television is telling them what is in their best interest.
 
 
-2 #4 blandead 2010-07-28 03:37
Intel def screwed over AMD doing monopolistic things but I dont see a problem with this I mean think about it if they are trying to make a phone... now im pretty sure there are a lot of phones.. but if they are trying to make a smartphone oh what am i thinking? You've got Iphones and other Iapples good thing google came along tho too much iEverything. I dunno I just can't think of anything mobile that doesnt have a lot of competition. It's almost as if they are trying to get ready to compete in the first place in the mobile world doesnt sound so bad to me HP is trying too, amd many companies are trying to expand and include more market segments. Like Nvidias wonderful CUDA that will make the CPU obsolete! and be on the vigilant watch for larrabee to come out, many were at one point.
 
 
+2 #5 JAB Creations 2010-07-28 08:12
Quoting blandead:
Intel def screwed over AMD doing monopolistic things but I dont see a problem with this...


That's sort of akin to saying a guy who killed his own mother could be trusted not to rob a bank. :sigh:
 
 
0 #6 blandead 2010-07-28 21:41
its also saying that any big company has killed their own mother and robbed a bank. and goes about its business anyways so whats new here. i meant i dont see a problem with intel going into mobile market. I hate that they screwed AMD over
 

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