Apple to acquire display chip maker renesas SP drivers

Apple iPhone 5sAs it stands the displays used in Apple’s iPhone look great. Sure, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been found to have the best display in the market at the moment, but we’re sure many can’t deny that Apple’s efforts are pretty good as well.

This is thanks to a chip used in Apple’s displays which are provided by Renesas Electronics which helps the displays provide sharper images as well as better battery life. Well it looks like Apple could be thinking about buying the unit from Renesas Electronics responsible for making that chip, according to a report from Nikkei.

We know that Apple typically likes to control the production of its phone from start to end, choosing their own designs, integrating their own software, heck, and designing their own chipsets as well! Which is why this isn’t a stretch of the imagination to think that Apple would want to control this part of the production process as well.

The division Apple is looking to purchase, Renesas SP Drivers, is a division comprised of Renesas, Sharp, and Powerchip, and Apple is reportedly looking to pay Renesas $479 million for their 55% share and are apparently interested in Sharp’s 25% stake in the company as well. Powerchip is expected to retain the remaining 20%.

Assuming the deal is real and it does go through, the 240 employees at Renesas will continue working with Apple, with the Cupertino company expecting the deal to conclude by summer. In a statement released by Renesas, “There were media reports regarding Renesas SP Drivers, which were published in certain media.The reports were not based on announcement of Renesas and Renesas SP Drivers’ announcement and they cannot be confirmed or regarded as fact at this time.”

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Apple, iPhone, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)