Most of you guys have probably heard that Texas Instruments will be reducing their focus on the mobile processor game, instead choosing to focus their efforts on other sectors instead such as automobile and the industrial. With this move, the company announced that they would be cutting about 1,700 jobs worldwide in a bid to save some money during the transition – so what will happen to some of the staff? If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be picking up some of Texas Instruments’ former engineers, particularly those from Israel.
According to a report by The Next Web, Apple is said to have hired dozens of engineers from the company’s Ra’anana development center, and interestingly it seems that these engineers were the same ones who worked on the company’s OMAP and radio chips that have been used in several smartphones and tablets, such as the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It is expected that these engineers will probably start working at Apple’s new research and development center in Haifa, presumably to help with Apple’s R&D on their AX chipsets.
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- 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
- 2012-10-01: Texas Instruments not pulling out of smartphone/tablet market after all