We reported earlier about a hush hush move by Apple when they purchased Anobit, the Israeli company that makes flash-storage drives. It is one of the best companies in the field of technology in Israel.
Apple confirmed this past Tuesday, the news of purchasing Anobit.
Apple spokesman Steve Dowling confirmed to Bloomberg BusinessWeek that the purchase had been made recently. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” he added.
There were news reports that Apple planned to acquire the company for as much as $500 million. A Hebrew-language newspaper claimed in late December that the deal had been finalized.
Apple has been using Anobit parts in its iOS devices and the MacBook Air for long. Anobit’s proprietary “Memory Signal Processing” (MSP) technology reportedly attracted the Apple’s interest. Anobit claims MSP can improve the reliability, performance, efficiency and endurance of flash memory.
This is not the only story about Apple’s presence in Israel. Though Apple has not confirmed this yet, there are speculations that Apple is planning to open a Research and Development Center in Israel.
Source: Apple Insider