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OK.  Not particularly Arduino related, but interesting nonetheless...

Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) announced today that it will expand its microcontroller (MCU) portfolio with the acquisition of Luminary Micro, the market-leading supplier of ARM Cortex-M3-based 32-bit MCUs.

(This gives TI quite a broad range of ARM cpus.  From the 20Mhz 28-pin Stellaris microcontrollers to their 600MHz linux-running OMAP processors.)
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I wonder how long it will be before one of the big semiconductor companies trys to buy ARM ?

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@tony

I think they've been trying matey. I don't think they've responded overly great.
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I was much more concerned when Microchip tried to buy Atmel!

I think TI buying Luminary is going to be great. This gets TI into the ARM world and keeps Luminary afloat (they've got some pretty cool products).
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OT - Maxim have recently bought a number of Zilog processor designs  :-?.
For what I seen on Maxims site its looks mainly to be the Z8 remote control stuff.

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TI's been doing ARM since at least the mid-1990s... I remember playing with a TI chip with an ARM 7 core back in 1996.  The OMAP chips have ARM cores paired with TI DSP and have been shipping in devices since 2002.
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