BLOG: Apple Buys PA Semi--What Was That About?

Donovan, John
May 2008
Portable Design;May2008, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p8
The article comments on the acquisition of Pa Semi Inc. by Apple Inc. for $278 million in the U.S. According to the author, the initiative was undertaken to enhance the Internet protocol (IP) and design expertise of Apple. It is inferred that military/aerospace contractors interested in PA Semi's chips would be affected by the deal. The author argues that Apple would integrate the software and hardware to have greater control of the hardware. Furthermore, Intel Corp. which intents to produce iPhones and iPods would be disappointed.


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