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Texas Instruments to shrink smartphone business

Texas Instruments (TXN) on Tuesday revealed plans to shift its focus away from its mobile processor business and target broader markets such as industrial clients in the car industry, Reuters reported. The company >>

Non-Apple tablet shipments to rocket 134% in 2012

Non-Apple tablet shipments are expected to grow as much as 134% year-on-year in 2012, DigiTimes reported on Monday. That’s larger than the 55% shipment boost Apple’s iPad is expected to see next year. >>

Texas Instruments: low powered Bluetooth in pipeline for next year

Are you one of those annoying people who constantly have a Bluetooth earpiece in your ear? Does it make you sad inside that the battery on your mobile device runs out so quickly? Well it looks like Texas Instrument may be looking to change things. TI recentley demoed its "Bluetooth low energy open standard" in Munich, and when they say "low powered" they mean low powered. The technology, based on the CC2540 single-mode system-on-chip, can operate a Bluetooth radio for "over a year" on a single button cell battery; similar to the ones used in watches and hearing aids. While TI insists this will open the doors for Bluetooth enabled kitchen tables, can-openers, and sofas, we're more excited about the mobile implications. Would this low power option make you use Bluetooth more often? >>