* Posts by Emelia

4 posts • joined 27 Jan 2010

Amazon reportedly looking to buy TI chip-maker at heart of Kindle Fire

Emelia

Re: Tips from a Pro

Your statement makes no sense.

It's called vertical integration. Apple do it. Samsung do it. They both seem to be enjoying moderate success.

Amazon will be buying a "design centre" i.e. a team of Engineers - the chips will be fabricated elsewhere...probably TSMC.

If they go ahead, probably may see an Amazon phone as well.

Emelia

It's going to happen..

Current rumor down here (Nice, where the design center for OMAP stuff is based) is that its going to happen....certainly makes a lot of sense.

Chip strip reveals 'handmade' Apple A6

Emelia
Pint

Nothing out of the ordinary

"If Apple has eschewed well-established - and used in pretty much every chip design elsewhere - die layout software tools in favour of a more manual layout..."

This is nonsense......having done chip design/layout for the last 20 years, it is NOT uncommon for layout to be done by "hand". Invariably it is for speed issues and timing optimisation/closure.

Nothing special, original or out of the ordinary. Move along please.

Beer, because chip design is hard work and shit pay, but interesting. Should have been an accountant.

Steve Jobs uncloaks the 'iPad'

Emelia
WTF?

Where is the Camera ?

This could replace my laptop for holidays etc Internet, mail, but no camera for video calling ?

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/frantic_steve_jobs_stays_up

Hit or miss ?

Miss.

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