Breaking News
News & Analysis

TI says OMAP not for sale

8/17/2011 07:40 PM EDT
8 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
jimcondon
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI says OMAP not for sale
jimcondon   8/24/2011 1:34:02 AM
NO RATINGS
I often feel rumors like this are generated by writers trying to fill space. Too many times I've seen writer do a "what-if" article which morphs into an industry rumor. It feels like articles from sports writers who talk about trades that they think would make sense, not that have a chance of happening.

GREAT-Terry
User Rank
CEO
re: TI says OMAP not for sale
GREAT-Terry   8/23/2011 2:49:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Why the rumor comes up? I think TI is doing very well in OMAP business and they surely is the leader. BTW, who can have the money to buy off the OMAP business in such bad economic climate?

Charles.Desassure
User Rank
Manager
re: TI says OMAP not for sale
Charles.Desassure   8/19/2011 8:31:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for this article. I strongly support Texas Instruments Inc. management team decision on this one. Sometime is it better to stand still and just wait. Let Google and the others do their thing right now.

kingrexone
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI says OMAP not for sale
kingrexone   8/18/2011 4:58:38 PM
NO RATINGS
TRANSLATION: Sudden change of heart. When Google sneeze, IDM's get's COLD feet and start having foot and mouth disease.

CurtK
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI says OMAP not for sale
CurtK   8/18/2011 10:55:12 AM
NO RATINGS
By acquiring Motorola google has made a point & its going to compete with apple iPhone. And for strong hold in the market, they need to have a complete SOC+platform solution of their own. So there are chances that google can bid for TIs WIRELESS/OMAP in near future.

Matt@MBC
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI says OMAP not for sale
Matt@MBC   8/18/2011 12:26:31 AM
NO RATINGS
Intel has already bought Infenion which has Gold ARM based application processor. Intel must focus in Atom to bring cost and pwoer down. ARM solution is not the best tactical approach now. If they do all business may have to move from ARM based system. Motorola is not a semiconductor company and can not support application processor long time. Qualcomm has a better solution. So only comanies left are Broadcom, SG, AMD.

Goffers
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI says OMAP not for sale
Goffers   8/17/2011 10:49:19 PM
NO RATINGS
It's not long since TI were proudly announcing that they were lead developer for the up-coming ARM Cortex-A15, which was to be the basis of the next generation, OMAP5, of their SOC.To sell OMAP would be a sudden change of heart. I can't see Intel being interested in OMAP other than to try to wipe the floor with it and its cousins from Qualcomm, nVidia,Samsung, Apple, etc.

Luis Sanchez
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI says OMAP not for sale
Luis Sanchez   8/17/2011 9:11:27 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting to read about Texas Instruments. Their OMAP line must be on the sight of some since multimedia is gaining a lot of demand. OMAP processors are ARM based which means they are low power consumers and can handle the Video and audio applications that the market is needing.

August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.