Amazon Kindle Fire Is Loaded With TI Chips

The, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire has gotten a tear-down by 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.


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