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Apple patent battles, Infineon acquisition speculation

Apple has settled one patent lawuit, been hit by another even as industry watchers ask if Apple has a plan to completely dominate the mobile industry through purchase of key component manufacturer, Infineon.

The latter speculation’s interesting. Apple’s plan to dominate the mobile market marries quite nicely with its increased focus on acquisitions, and even should the ARM/Apple rumors be nothing but hot air, then there’s some milage left in an Infineon purchase, even as AAPL demand locks others out from over-stretched component supply.

Rumors that Intel may acquire Infineon

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