While Qualcomm might be appearing as the SoC of choice when it comes to mobile devices, there are other SoC manufacturers such as Samsung with their Exynos chip, NVIDIA with their Tegra chips, and Texas Instruments where their SoCs have appeared in popular devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Well if you’ve enjoyed Texas Instruments’ performance on your device and wouldn’t mind looking forward to more mobile devices powered by their OMAP chip in the future, you could be disappointed.
According to a report from Reuters, it seems that Texas Instruments has decided to move away from the smartphone sector, instead choosing to focus on sectors like the industrial and automobile industry. Executives from the company have acknowledged that while growth and profit might not be as strong compared to the smartphone industry, they expect it to be more stable in the long run. If that is the case, we guess we can look forward to a future where Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung and possibly Intel will dominate the market.
- 2012-12-12: Audi's next-gen infotainment system will use Texas Instrument's Jacinto 5 processor
- 2012-12-04: Apple reportedly hiring former Texas Instruments engineers in Israel
- 2012-11-14: Texas Instruments Chips Skip Windows RT Tablets
- 2012-11-01: Texas Instruments and AllGo created reference tablet design that can be built for under $70
- 2012-10-15: Amazon rumored to be interested in acquiring Texas Instruments' mobile chip division