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 Apr 22, 2010 - 12:38 PM - by Michael
* ARMing Apple?

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Apple's looking to acquire processor firm ARM: probably a design to get a lock on lower-power-requirement processors like they need for iPhone/iPod/iPad lines coming down the pipe.

Apple is ARM's biggest customer and speculation is that the iPad maker wants to take chip design in house.

?A deal would make a lot of sense for Apple,? said one trader. ?That way, they could stop ARM's technology from ending up in everyone else's computers and gadgets.? Traders reckon a bid would come in at around 400p a share, valuing ARM at more than ?5.2 billion.
If they did, another chipmaker might need to step into the void for phones running Google Android, as one example...

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