What caught your eye this week (Week 7)?

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

The Electronics Weekly team share their picks of the week, in terms of announcements, developments, product releases, quotes or anything else in the wider world that caught their eye in the last seven days…

David Manners, components editor

…What caught my eye this week was Apple buying a controlling stake in a display driver IC company called Renesas SP. Six years ago Apple bought PA Semi to design processors. With the addition of display driver IC skills Apple is vertically integrating by stealth..

Sue Proud, production editor

The Jury may be out on whether or not this is an April fool: if it is it’s a very detailed and impressive one, and if it’s not –  well either way it’s impressive really.

Apple ThunderBolt display

Apple ThunderBolt display

Alun Williams, web editor

…Amazon’s first attempt at TV hardware. The many-layered, many-tentacled entity that is Amazon now has a new functionality intersecting manifestation – Amazon Fire TV. It’s set-top box that supports video-streaming, music-streaming and support for gaming, among other things, all of which have revenue trails leading to further Amazon convergence of collocating aggregations… It’s Relentless.

What caught your eye this week? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #EWconvo

 

Tags: amazon, apple, Fire TV, Renesas SP

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