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Apple has bought Passif Semiconductor, a Silicon Valley-based wireless chip developer, reports Jessica Lessin (http://tinyurl.com/mp29ehf), quoting unnamed "people briefed on the deal.
"It isn’t clear how much Apple paid," Lessin -- a former writer for "The Wall Street Journal" says. "The people said Apple tried to buy Passif a few years earlier for a price in the mid-tens-of-millions of dollars. Presumably it would be higher now."
Apple, of course, had nothing to say on the matter beyond, "Apple buys small technology companies from time to time."