Jean-Louis Gassée looks at Apple’s chip-flipping history, and the chance of an ARM Mac

Published: 10/04/2018
Jean-Louis Gassée looks at Apple’s chip-flipping history, and the chance of an ARM Mac
Source: WWW.LOOPINSIGHT.COM

Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note: In 2008, for $278M, Apple acquires Palo Alto Semiconductor, a semiconductor design company. Less than a year after the iPhone starts shipping, the intent is clear: instead of buying off-the-shelf ARM chips, Apple wants to design its own processors for future iPhones. And: Compared to modest first-year iPhone sales, spending $278M to acquire Palo Alto Semiconductor l

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