Junko Yoshida, EETimes
3/7/2011 10:58 AM EST
Two approaches are competing for control of the semiconductor design process and supply chain.
One model, forged by Apple, is well known and involves tight control over these processes. The other is less well known, and involves smaller companies like media tablet specialist Velocity Micro and its partner, Chinese CPU vendor Ingenic Semiconductor. Using Ingenic’s embedded processor, Micro Velocity claims it sold “nearly 1 million” tablets last year.
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