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Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Hardware News |

Texas Instruments officially leaves the portable device market

Texas Instruments officially leaves the portable device market

After many rumors about the possible abandonment of the market of portable devices from Texas Instruments , the rumors eventually become a cruel reality, Greg Delagi, Senior vice president, industrial processors from Texas Instruments Texas Instruments confirms away the portable device market.

Texas Instruments stop investing resources in the development of future SoCs for portable devices, but that does not mean they will not release their OMAP SoC announced in May , which will make its appearance next year in some devices like Amazon Kindle, but not expected future products for smartphones and tablets OMAP, but to more profitable markets such as the industrial, robotics, automotive and appliances.

Although according to the latest analysis of market share in the ARM ecosystem , Texas Instruments boasts an enviable 5th place among the largest manufacturers of SoCs industry, apparently this is not enough for the claims of Texas Instruments, which feels overwhelmed in the changing market of portable devices (short life cycles and high competitiveness SoCs).

As a result of that decision, Texas Instruments will lay off a total of 1,700 workers (about 5% of the workforce of the company). Very bad news for industry, and for the families of the dismissed workers.

Link: Texas Instruments processor mobile business winds down (Hexus)

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