Apple confirms acquisition of Passif Semiconductor

Apple recently acquired Silicon Valley-based wireless chip developer Passif Semiconductor, though the terms of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed.

Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette confirmed the deal, saying: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

Passif was founded by Ben Cook and Axel Berny, two PhD students from the University of California, Berkeley. While Apple has not stated the purpose for the acquisition, many news outlets have speculated that the acquisition will fulfill its need for low-power chips. Passif is known for its low-power technologies and with more and more battery-draining features being packed into smartphones, utilizing technologies that will extend battery life is essential.

News of the acquistion was first reported by former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin.

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