* 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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