Last week we reported that Texas Instruments was looking to leave the mobile sector, instead choosing to focus on other markets such as the automotive, industrial, enterprise just to name a few. Well the good news is that the report wasn’t entirely correct. As it turns out Texas Instruments isn’t leaving the mobile market. This was clarified to the folks at GSM Arena by a Texas Instruments media relations manager, who revealed that instead of leaving the market, the company will be expanding its reach. In fact the company also stated that they will be continuing the development of its OMAP chipsets, some of which can be found on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet.
They are also working on the fifth generation of OMAP chipsets, the OMAP 5 which will be based on the Cortex-A15 cores. Texas Instruments expects that commercial devices powered by their OMAP 5 chipsets will be available in early 2013. In any case this is probably good news to users and developers and we will be looking forward to seeing which devices in 2013 will feature Texas Instruments’ OMAP 5 chipset.
- 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