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Audi's next-gen infotainment system will use Texas Instrument's Jacinto 5 processor
It was a while back that Texas Instruments announced that they would be shifting their focus from the mobile processor industry to other industries, like the automobile for instance, and sure enough it looks that way. Both Texas Instruments and Audi have announced a new partnership in which Texas Instruments’ Jacinto 5 processor will be making its way into Audi’s next-gen infotainment system which is powered by QNX, but is […]

Apple reportedly hiring former Texas Instruments engineers in Israel
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 […]

Texas Instruments Chips Skip Windows RT Tablets
It does seem official that we will not see Texas Instruments processors to see action in Windows RT tablets, meaning that Texas Instruments’ exit from the smartphone and tablet chip business is official. Their press release today mentioned that Texas Instruments will now “focus its OMAP processors and wireless connectivity solutions on a broader set of embedded applications with long life cycles, instead of its historical focus on the mobile […]

Texas Instruments and AllGo created reference tablet design that can be built for under $70
When it comes to cheap tablets, we’re sure that many of you guys think of the Kindle Fire by Amazon or the Nexus 7 by Google/ASUS. Granted they’re not as cheap as some other tablets we’ve seen, but they do offer up better build quality and features. That being said, it looks like Texas Instruments might be hoping to cash in on the cheap tablet craze by partnering up with […]

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Amazon rumored to be interested in acquiring Texas Instruments' mobile chip division
Earlier this month, we reported that Texas Instruments was looking to expand beyond the mobile chip market (i.e. smartphones and tablets) and venture into other industries, such as industrial, automotive and etc. Now it seems that according to a report by Israeli financial newspaper, Calcalist, it has been suggested that Amazon is looking to buy the mobile chip division of Texas Instruments in a bid to start making their own […]

Texas Instruments not pulling out of smartphone/tablet market after all
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, […]

Texas Instruments looking to move away from the smartphone market
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 […]

Texas Instruments flashes OMAP 4 tablet running Windows RT at Computex 2012
At the Computex 2012 this week, American chipmaker Texas Instruments flashed what appears to be a dual-core tablet running Windows RT. Now, it’s important to note that Windows RT, also known as Windows on ARM, is Microsoft’s own operating system designed for ARM devices such as tablets. Rival company Qualcomm also demoed its own Snapdragron S4-powered tablet running Windows RT at the same event this week. The Verge was able […]

Texas Instruments rumored to have begun production on iPhone 5 components
Just yesterday we reported that a hiring blitz at Foxconn seemed to suggest that early production of Apple’s next-generation iPhone was kicking into gear, and to add-on to the speculation/rumors, a recent report from a source at Texas Instruments revealed to RepairLabs that the company had started to produce the power management chip for Apple’s upcoming iPhone, a device that has been dubbed as the iPhone 5 internally although it […]

Texas Instruments demonstrates ultrasonic stylus
Earlier at MWC, Texas Instruments demonstrated a stylus that could be described as a mix between a stylus and a laser pointer, allowing the user to navigate the interface of a tablet over ultrasonic frequencies. This will allow the user to select, navigate, and zoom in and out without having to actually touch the screen unless they wanted/needed to. This is achieved with the use of microphones placed in each […]

Texas Instruments and Brookstone unveil iPhone Pocket Projector case
Those shopping for or those interested in getting their hands on a pocket projector may want to take a look at the iPhone Pocket Projector case, which was a joint effort by both Texas Instruments and Brookstone.

Texas Instruments says all day battery life coming in 2013
Assuming the world does not end next year, then we certainly want to hold Texas Instruments to their word – that is, they claim they will be able to churn out a chip for tablet devices that are full well capable of stretching the tablet’s battery to last the entire day. Yes sir, that means you can have your Angry Birds session (which should be in its 30th expansion pack […]

TI creates smaller receiver chip to make wireless charging more accessible
Texas Instruments knows that the world has two agendas on its mind at the moment – wireless connectivity as well as a paperless office. OK, so there are much more important stuff to think about like global warming, wars, uprisings and the energy crisis compared to the two, but in the world of tech, it makes perfect sense if companies such as Texas Instruments (TI) is pursuing both holy grails […]

Texas Instruments purchases National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion
News of Texas Instruments picking up a $6.5 billion tab for National Semiconductor has made headlines around the world, where it will see the marriage of two of the world’s premier manufacturers of analog chips, and hopefully this alliance would bode well for the rest of mankind. National Semiconductor has a glorious history of over half a century and is famous for their power-management chips, forking out $25 per share […]

Texas Instruments brings WiFi to TI-Nspire calculators
There are so many devices that are being upgraded with Wi-Fi connectivity nowadays, but did you ever think that your humble calculator would be getting a Wi-Fi upgrade? Texas Instruments has just sent its TI-Nspire CX Navigator to the FCC, and the reports confirm that it’ll feature an 802.11g Wi-Fi adapter. The CX Navigator looks like it’s designed to connect to the bottom of a TI-Nspire and offer Wi-Fi connectivity […]

Go back to school with Texas Instruments TI-Nspire graphing calculator
Equip your child with the latest $150 Texas Instruments TI-Nspire graphing calculator when he/she gets back to school, assuming there is a subject which will require this gadget. Capable of seeing action from middle school through college, the TI-Nspire graphing calculator comes with its own student software for a PC or notebook, letting students do their homework at just about anywhere they go. How so, you ask? The TI-Nspire Student Software […]

Texas Instruments to develop next generation ARM processors
Texas Instruments look ahead to the future with news of it churning out next generation ARM processors which will be code-named as Eagle, where it will be unveiled on an official basis later this year. Right now, we only know its code name, and if we have learnt well enough from history, the Eagle processor will definitely be more powerful compared to current ARM-based chips while consuming less amounts of […]

TI Blaze Tablet Is Powered By A 1GHz Chip
Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled its Blaze tablet design, aimed at developers. This design offers its 1GHz OMAP4 chip, 10-inch multi-touch display, HDMI video output, SD card slot, USB, accelerometer, gyroscope, and a modular design that allows additional features to be added to it. Options include an external DLP pico projector, camera modules, 3G radio, FM radio, GPS and Wi-Fi. This reference tablet also offers 1GB of RAM and 32GB […]

Google Announces WebM Video Format At Google I/O
When Google purchased a company called On2 a while back, many folks expected the search engine giant to open-source the VP8 video codec that came bundled with the company. Seems like those predictions were true, as Google has announced its new format called WebM, a video format that Google claims is efficient enough to be played on low-powered devices such as netbooks, tablets and handheld devices. The best part is […]

Liquavista pursues full color e-ink displays
Liquavista is not a name that many of us are familiar with, but the company is coming up with full color, e-ink screens which are supposedly easy on the eyes, with its prototype being more than ready to be demonstrated if you’re interested. This is the result of a collaboration with Texas Instruments, and they hope to release an e-reader sometime down the road. Could this be the perfect e-reader […]