Apple has acquired Passif Semiconductor to further its efforts in building its own chips, Jessica Lessin reports.
Passif, which was founded by two UC Berkeley PhD students, specializes in low-energy chips that make use of Bluetooth LE. Khosla Ventures invested in Passif back in 2008, reportedly to the tune of $1.6 million.
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Apple said last year that it has “ambitious plans” for its processor division. Other semiconductor acquisitions by the company include P.A. Semi in 2008 and Intrinsity in 2010.
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