In totally unrelated news ...
There is now a world shortage of popcorn.
Struggling Toshiba has picked a group led by the investment firm Bain Capital to buy its memory chip business, Reuters reports. The Bain group includes SK Hynix, a chipmaker based in South Korea, Apple, Dell and other US tech firms, and they've pitched an offer of about ¥2.1 trillion ($22 billion). "At this point, we cannot …
I wonder how this effects IP.
For example, because Apple is one of th buyers can they have another foundry make the chips currently made at this Toshiba plant?
I'm wondering about the long term motivation of the members of the group buyout.
Will Apple use the IP (etc.) to develop proprietary memory chips, like they did with the CPU's found in their devices...
Is integration between the CPU + memory possible to increase performance and lower cost?
CPU manufacturers have been moving the different types of memory on and off dies (sp?) for decades... right?
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