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yalanand
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re: Amazon spinning out Kindle’s Lab126?
yalanand   1/13/2013 1:34:12 PM
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@rick, any particular reason why Amazon refused to buy TI's wireless unit ? It could have used TI's experience to build its next gen kindle.

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rick merritt   1/9/2013 12:52:04 AM
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We reported on the 1,700 layoffs at Thanksgiving time when the Omap shift was announced. See http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4401444/TI-cuts-1-700-jobs-in-OMAP-shift Sorry to here the bad news continues.

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boblespam   1/8/2013 2:42:07 PM
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That's a good oportunity for the 500+ french engineers left off TI as they are currently closing(*) the TI plant in South of France. Most of them were working on OMAP. (*)Strange that this Christmas announcement was not echoed here on EET.

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rick merritt   1/7/2013 6:34:57 PM
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One thing for sure on the Lab126 to-do list: Find a new SoC supplier with TI taking Omap out of tablets and smartphones.

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rick merritt   1/5/2013 12:57:38 AM
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What did you see in the descriptions that made you think they are building a phone?

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screenname2013   1/4/2013 10:43:22 PM
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I meant to say it sounds like based on the req descriptions, not they are for sure...

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screenname2013   1/4/2013 10:35:58 PM
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They're building a phone...

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re: Amazon spinning out Kindle’s Lab126?
rick merritt   1/3/2013 9:38:01 PM
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Well, Amazon PR just declined my request for an interview. So, it's up to you readers to chime in with any stories about what's up at Lab126.



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