While Texas Instruments (TI) is no stranger to making great processors (see Samsung Galaxy Nexus), it appears it has lost interest in developing products in the wireless world and focus on other industries instead. TI shares recently fell 3-percent as investors are worried revenue prospects.
A couple of days ago, we heard Texas Instruments‘ (TI) plans on their supposed shifting away from the mobile chip market. This wasn’t merely a rumor either, as this news came straight from TI’s senior vice president. However, the statement in question may have been taken out of context.
TI (Texas Instruments) used this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to demonstrate its freshly minted OMAP 5 processor, which it claims will be the first ARM Cortex-A15 product on the market. Shown off on an Android 4.0 smartphone reference platform, the SoC (system on chip) will support both tablets and thin-and-light notebooks, the chipmaker promised....
Hardware Central: "The development of Linux on mobile devices may be poised to get a boost thanks to the formation of a new industry group called Linaro, backed by a consortium of chip vendors including ARM, Freescale, Texas Instruments, Samsung and ST-Ericsson."
An Intel processor will run the next version of Google's Glass technology in 2015, replacing the existing Texas Instrument chip and perhaps sparking both the chip giant's wearable efforts and interest in the e-eyewear.