Calif. – Apple has acquired
chipmaker Intrinsity and iPhone application developer Siri, according to
reports in The New York Times and Scobleizer.
An analyst pegged the purchase price
of Austin, Texas-based Intrinsity at $121 million for The Times.
technology claims to produce faster processors that consume less energy.
filing with the Federal Trade Commission posted on Scobleizer confirms Apple’s
purchase of San Jose, Calif.-based Siri, the developer
of a virtual personal assistant application for the iPhone.
that Siri has raised $23.5 million in financing to date, since its inception as
a project at research institute SRI.