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7/6/2011 10:32 AM EDT
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Michiel Fuller
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Michiel Fuller   4/10/2012 6:18:35 AM
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There are bound to be disputes over patent rights especially in the display aspect of mobile phones, and this is definitely a strategic move despite what might be said about it being an internal financial juggling. Michiel - http://www.discountdisplays.co.uk

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GREAT-Terry   7/7/2011 9:17:55 AM
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Why don't HTC invest on processor instead of graphic chip. I don't think the graphic chip can help much on the gadgets that HTC makes. BTW, owning some rights on the components it use may be a good idea for big companies.

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elctrnx_lyf   7/7/2011 5:03:49 AM
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I don't understand investing in the graphic chip set when already all the processors are available with integrated graphics. I doubt if this acquisition really help HTC?

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Robotics Developer   7/7/2011 3:13:53 AM
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I wonder if HTC is looking to expand into the larger handheld markets? Using S3's graphics and an ARM processor could open the door to phone/mini-notebooks for example. Time will tell if this is just family book keeping or the tip of a major shift in HTC's product family.

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resistion   7/7/2011 2:00:33 AM
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GP IP is important, but the SoC developer or supplier would have to buy in.

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selinz   7/6/2011 9:10:39 PM
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HTC is definitely on roll and this will help them reduce cost in a sensitive area and continue to differentiate themselves.

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jhchang   7/6/2011 7:46:26 PM
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This is no different from what Apple is doing. I don't see why not.

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resistion   7/6/2011 3:37:26 PM
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It seems like a stretch, they would have to break with Qualcomm.

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eewiz   7/6/2011 3:16:22 PM
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exactly.. to me it looks like a very strategic acquisition to fend off apple's lawsuits. Also graphics processors will be a key element of all next gen mobile app processors. If they license an ARM Cortex A9/A15, they can start making their own app processors or even sell it like apple/samsung. Since now HTC shares are at all time high, they can simply sell some stock do this deal.

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chiehccc   7/6/2011 3:03:04 PM
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S3 just won a patent verdict against Apple. This will help them on the coming IP fight vs Apple.

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