Apple Acquires Passif Semiconductor

Apple acquires Passif Semiconductor

Apple acquires Passif Semiconductor

It has been reported that Apple has acquired a Silicon Valley-based low-energy chipmaker Passif Semiconductor. The company is known for making chips that do not consume much power, as well as offer radio communication such as Bluetooth Low Energy. The latest acquisition could be a good indicator of what direction Apple wants to take.

The chips made from Passif Semiconductor could be a great help to Apple’s future devices. The iOS 7 uses low-energy technology while enhancing location awareness, as well as communicate with receivers and transmitters installed in restaurants and other local establishments.

This kind of technology will also be useful in providing energy-saving capabilities while Apple devices are connected and communicating with other gadgets like fitness trackers and smartwatches. Would we spot some Passif chips in still-announced Apple devices like the iWatch? We shall wait and see.

This acquisition is the latest among Apple’s purchase of chip engineering companies. The iPhone maker has acquired the likes of Intrinsity and PA Semi, as well as the indoor positioning firm Wifislam. With the launch of iOS 7 and its capability to communicate with location beacons technology, the acquisition with Passif Semiconductor brings a bright future in the usability of future Apple devices.

Source: TechCrunch

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