Amazon Kindle Fire Is Loaded With TI Chips


The Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire has gotten a tear-down by iFixit.com. It turns out that the device is packed with Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) chips. This is good news for the company since they are facing intense rivalry from Qualcomm and Nvidia.

iFixit discover a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, which was founder a memory chip on a circuit board in the Kindle Fire. iFixit also found 5 other Texas Instrument chips in the Kindle Fire that includes a WiFi communications chip.

Texas Instruments recently was contracted to put together chips for the RIM PlayBook. The OMAP line of processors has low power consumption.

[WSJ]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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