Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Intel to Buy Infineon Wireless Unit for US$1.4 Billion (31/08/2010)

If you still have any doubts about Intel's ambitions in the mobile hardware space, they should all be removed by the official news that the chip giant has moved to acquire Infineon's wireless unit. For US$1.4 billion, Intel will get a company with technologies that complement its own chip building capabilities, since a mobile phone combines both communications (from Infineon's wireless unit) and processing aspects (Intel's own Atom derivatives). We are still not too sold about Intel's 7.7 billion capture of  McAfee though.

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