Flash memory specialist Anobit is part of Apple’s hardware department

Following the announcement of the best quarterly results in Apple’s history took Tim Cook who yesterday sat in this audio conference to learn about the future of the recently acquired flash memory professionals from Anobit. They should simply be incorporated in Apple’s existing structure.

Two weeks ago, Apple confirmed that the rumor mill for some time predicted the acquisition of Israeli company Anobit. Cupertino bought one so ample expertise to optimize the use of flash memory. The step is, given Apple’s trend toward SSD and the success of IOS devices only comprehensible.

With the announcement that the specialists of Anobit simply found their direct way to Apple’s original hardware development department, CEO Tim Cook joined yesterday a criticism of the competitors: “Many technology companies such as Microsoft, operate with a wide range of other separate business units. “contrast, Apple seems to prefer to keep track.

Anobit have fantastic technical talent. Apple is suppose to join in the ranks very happy, said Cook.

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Apple confirms Anobit acquisition: A strategic hit to Samsung?

Apple has confirmed that it acquired Anobit, an Israeli startup that makes flash memory used in the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed the purchase, but declined to offer a figure on how much the company was bought for. It was thought that the Cupertino-based technology giant paid in the region of $400 to $500 million for the company, however.

Besides Apple’s acquisition of NeXT in 1997 for $404 million, the Anobit deal represents one of Apple’s largest acquisitions to date. Apple acquired PA Semi in 2008 for $278 million, and Quattro Wireless in 2010 for $275 million, CNET highlights.

Apple is the largest buyer of NAND flash memory, as Bloomberg reports, accounting for around 23 percent of the market last quarter. Apple is thought to have an estimated 100 million iPad and iPhone devices on the market, with an 15 million iPads sold by March 2011, and over 70 million iPhones since its launch in June 2007.

The Israeli company said its memory signal processing technology uses propriety signal-processing algorithms and advanced error correction to improve reliability and performance specifications of its flash-memory hardware.

It is thought that Apple bought the startup company to gain access to its technology, and to boost chip memory and improve device reliability. With its purchase, it will bypass the need to turn to a third-party company for vital hardware pieces for its highly popular smartphone and tablet products.

But perhaps worryingly for Samsung — an Anobit customer — it may allow Apple to finally cut off the hand that feeds its main competitor’s hardware.

(via zdnet.com)