Tuesday, February 02, 2010

In the iPad, Apple Is Betting on Its Own Microchip - NYTimes.com

Think different…

The do-it-yourself approach gives Apple the chance to build faster, more battery-friendly products than rivals and helps the company to keep product development secret.

But designing its own processors burdens Apple with additional engineering costs and potential product delays. It also forces the company to hire — and retain — experienced chip designers. Several who joined the company in 2008 after an acquisition have already left for a secretive start-up.

In the iPad, Apple Is Betting on Its Own Microchip - NYTimes.com

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