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Robotics Developer
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re: Could Intel buy TI's OMAP division?
Robotics Developer   8/17/2011 3:02:49 PM
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I like the Broadcom rumor as it makes sense but the AMD option is very interesting as well. The OMAP family might play well with / compliment the current AMD fusion family and together AMD might be is a better position to compete with Intel and others for market share. I think this bears watching..

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re: Could Intel buy TI's OMAP division?
PremierSnow   8/17/2011 11:39:53 AM
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I think Broadcom is the front-runner here. The company has admitted they are lagging the competition in apps processors and haven't really communicated a roadmap. And we all know how aggressive Broadcom is with M&A. Broadcom could integrate OMAP with its baseband and other connectivity solutions while leveraging its position with leaders like Apple.

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re: Could Intel buy TI's OMAP division?
dblaza1   8/17/2011 11:38:16 AM
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The only way this makes any sense is if the TI board has decided that becoming a pure play analog company is the best long term growth strategy. The acquisition of National supports this and Analog is a very high margin business with less volatility than selling processors. It takes an army of software developers to compete in processors these days and that drives down margins. However I doubt this is more than speculation, a move like this would cut off a lot of TI's growth potential and where would it leave their DSP and MSP430 businesses?

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re: Could Intel buy TI's OMAP division?
mcgrathdylan   8/17/2011 6:19:41 AM
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@Roger-I'm not sure I follow. Are you suggesting that Atmel could be an Intel acquisition target or that Atmel could be a buyer for OMAP?

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re: Could Intel buy TI's OMAP division?
KARTHIKSRINIVASA.Srinivasa   8/17/2011 5:00:42 AM
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I too dont believe Intel would be back with ARM. They would never have sold xscale otherwise

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re: Could Intel buy TI's OMAP division?
Roger3   8/16/2011 11:44:07 PM
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Dylan, what about Atmel ?

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re: Could Intel buy TI's OMAP division?
Roger3   8/16/2011 11:43:41 PM
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I don´t believe that Intel would be back to the ARM world, but for Broadcom ...

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