Apple Has Officially Purchased Flash Memory Firm Anobit [Report]

Apple Has Officially Purchased Flash Memory Firm Anobit [Report]

Apple has confirmed its rumored $500 million acquisition of Israeli flash memory firm Anobit. Reports started circulating last month that the Cupertino company was interested in purchasing Anobit for its flash storage prowess. It was concluded that Apple was looking to become a major player in the flash storage industry.

Bloomberg reports:

Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Cupertino, California-based Apple, said today that the purchase had been made, while declining to elaborate. The statement confirmed a December report from in the Israeli newspaper Cacalist.

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” Dowling said in a telephone interview.

Apple is already the largest buyer of NAND flash in the world, and the acquisition of Anobit will help the company create its own chip technology and reduce its need for other suppliers. Anobit has recently been working on Memory Signal Processing (MSP) technology to offer faster and more reliable flash storage at an affordable price.

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  • Len Williams

    Apple’s plans for world domination are moving ahead nicely. A few more manufacturing and R&D companies like this and Apple won’t need to use Samsung, Hitachi and other NAND vendors anymore, which means cheaper storage and custom chips that Apple can create exactly to suit its products. I can’t wait until Apple comes out with its own voice activated cars or teams with Honda to provide the smart electronics for its vehicles.

  • cassandralite

    Oh, I just cannot wait ’til the whole divest-from-everything-Israel-and-Israeli crowd gets wind of this.  Their heads will explode.  “Does this mean I have to give up my iPhone?”

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    The Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the laws of war.
    Those violations include:

    Collective punishment:

    The entire 1.5 million people who live in the crowded Gaza Strip are being punished for the actions of a few militants.

    Targeting civilians:

    The airstrikes were aimed at civilian areas in one of the most crowded stretches of land in the world, certainly the most densely populated area of the Middle East.

    Disproportionate military response:

    The airstrikes have not only destroyed every police and security office of Gaza’s elected government, but have killed and injured hundreds of civilians; at least one strike reportedly hit groups of students attempting to find transportation home from the university.
    Earlier Israeli actions, specifically the complete sealing off of entry and exit to and from the Gaza Strip, have led to severe shortages of medicine and fuel (as well as food), resulting in the inability of ambulances to respond to the injured, the inability of hospitals to adequately provide medicine or necessary equipment for the injured, and the inability of Gaza’s besieged doctors and other medical workers to sufficiently treat the victims.
    Certainly the rocket attacks against civilian targets in Israel are unlawful. But that illegality does not give rise to any Israeli right, neither as the Occupying Power nor as a sovereign state, to violate international humanitarian law and commit war crimes or crimes against humanity in its response. I note that Israel’s escalating military assaults have not made Israeli civilians safer; to the contrary, the one Israeli killed today after the upsurge of Israeli violence is the first in over a year.
    Israel has also ignored recent Hamas diplomatic initiatives to re-establish the truce or ceasefire since its expiration on December 26.
    The Israeli airstrikes today, and the catastrophic human toll that they caused, challenge those countries that have been and remain complicit, either directly or indirectly, in Israel’s violations of international law. That complicity includes those countries knowingly providing the military equipment including warplanes and missiles used in these illegal attacks, as well as those countries who have supported and participated in the siege of Gaza that itself has caused a humanitarian catastrophe.
    I remind all Member States of the United Nations that the UN continues to be bound to an independent obligation to protect any civilian population facing massive violations of international humanitarian law–regardless of what country may be responsible for those violations. I call on all Member States, as well as officials and every relevant organ of the United Nations system, to move on an emergency basis not only to condemn Israel’s serious violations, but to develop new approaches to providing real protection for the Palestinian people.

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    We bring to the attention of Global Research readers photographic evidence of Israeli sponsored atrocities. 

    Charred and mutilated bodies following Israeli air strikes: 
    While these gruesome images have been released by acredited news agencies including Reuters, Agence France Press and the Associated Press, they are casually dismissed, they are not considered as “reliable evidence” of war crimes. 

    There is, in this regard, a deliberate media coverup of Israeli sponsored crimes and atrocities. Civilian casualties continue to be presented in media reports as “collateral damage”. 

    Laser guided missiles and “smart bombs” are very precise. They rarely miss their target. When residential buildings, schools or hospitals are targetted, this means civilians will be killed. These actions, ordered by Israel’s IDF are quite deliberate. They are carried out with meticulous acuracy.

    The atrocities in these pictures are beyond description. Israel has being using, quite deliberately, deadly “weapons of mass destruction” in the real sense of the word against Lebanese civilians. 

    Israel is involved in crimes against humanity and the so-called international community unreservedly supports Israel’s right to “self defense”.  

    Moreover, in providing a green light to Israel to continue its criminal bombings for another week, the Bush adminstration is directly responsible for these atrocities. 

    No compassion on the part of Western leaders. “War is good for business”. The killings are for profit and political gain. 

    The entire Western meda is silent, focussing ad nauseam on the alleged terrorist actions of Hizbollah, its “links to Iran and Syria”, the rescue of Western expatriates, etc.  But not a word on the destruction of an entire nation. What Israel is doing, in a very concrete sense, is “wiping Lebanon off the face of the map”, to use a familiar expression.  

    By destroying its civilian infrastructure and killing its people, Israel “questions Lebanon’s right to exist” as a sovereign nation. 

    Is this what is called “the clash of civilisations”?

    We are dealing with the criminalisation of the Western media. If atrocities of this nature are not reported or acknowledged, what are the implications? The end of “civilised society”? 

    There can be no double standards. If G-8 leaders and the UN Secretary General do not speak out explicitly, not only in condemning but in taking concrete actions against Israel, they too are collectively responsible for crimes against humanity.

    It is time for the real war criminals, the real terrorists to be prosecuted. Extensive sanctions should be adopted against the Israeli government. 

    Political leaders and diplomats who endorse the Israeli sponsored killings must understand that they too can be prosecuted within their respective jurisdictions. 

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    The Russell Tribunal on Palestine and its eminent panel of jurists has determined that Israel’s practices against the Palestinian people are in breach of the prohibition of apartheid under international law. Following two intense days in Cape Town listening to testimony from expert witnesses, the Tribunal concluded unanimously that “Israel subjects the Palestinian people to an institutionalised regime of domination amounting to apartheid as defined under international law.” The jury reached this conclusion having paid particular attention to the legal definition of apartheid and ensuring that each of the defining criteria was met. This included the following facts: “(i) that two distinct racial groups can be identified; (ii) that ‘inhuman acts’ are committed against the subordinate group; and (iii) that such acts are committed systematically in the context of an institutionalised regime of domination by one group over the other.” They considered in their judgment the widespread evidence of, inter alia, “targeted killings”; the “use of lethal force” against peaceful demonstrators; and the torture and ill-treatment of Palestinians.
    The Tribunal declared that although “the Palestinians living under colonial military rule in the Occupied Palestinian Territory are subject to a particularly aggravated form of apartheid” the latter extends to Israeli treatment of Palestinian citizens within Israel, and that “Israel’s rule over the Palestinian people, wherever they reside, collectively amounts to a single integrated regime of apartheid.”
    The Tribunal also held that there were sufficient grounds to declare that another Crime Against Humanity is also being committed by Israel and that is the crime of persecution. This involves “the intentional and severe deprivation of fundamental rights of the members of an identifiable group in the context of a widespread and systematic attack against a civilian population.” It concluded that the crime of persecution could relate to several Israeli acts, including “the siege and blockade of the Gaza Strip as a form of collective punishment of the civilian population; the targeting of civilians during large-scale military operations; the destruction of civilian homes not justified by military necessity; the adverse impact on the civilian population effected by the wall and its associated regime in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem; [and] the concerted campaign of forcible evacuation and demolition of unrecognised Bedouin villages in the Negev region of southern Israel.”
    While the Tribunal has no legal status and is a purely civil society initiative – “a court of the people” designed to be a “citizen-based Tribunal of conscience” – its jurors  are nonetheless made up of individuals of sufficiently high calibre, expertise and experience for its judgment to carry a lot of weight. It is hoped that this judgment will go some way to expose the crimes being committed by Israel; to inform the public who may be unaware of some of the most pertinent issues; as well as to exert pressure on global institutions and decision-makers who have thus far failed to take a strong enough stance in the face of Israeli crimes against humanity.
    In terms of the legal consequences of the judgment, the Tribunal has called upon Israel to “cease its apartheid acts and its policies of persecution and offer appropriate assurances and guarantees of non-repetition”, as well as to make reparations and pay compensation to Palestinians for the damage it has caused. They call upon the international community to fulfill its individual and collective duty “to cooperate to bring Israel’s apartheid acts and policies of persecution to an end”, including by ending any aid or assistance being given to it.
    In their recommendations the Tribunal members also call for the following: the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to initiate an investigation into the international crimes being committed by Israel; Palestine to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; and the UN General Assembly to convene a special session “to consider the question of apartheid against the Palestinian people” including considering the roles of individuals, organisations, corporations and all public and private bodies which have been material in assisting Israel in its apartheid policies.
    An in-depth MEMO report on the Tribunal as well as interviews with several key members of the jury will be available on the MEMO website in the coming days.
    See full summary of the judgment produced by the Russell Tribunal

  • twitter-33834391

    You subvert me through drones and shackle me through democracy… Promise me liberty but push me into labour camps unwillingly! #nwo #ows
    ·       Who authorised you to bomb my nation… Who gave you the right to incarcerate my fellow men!! #ows #nwo #nato #iraq
    ·       My children watch in horror as their father is shot… Decade from now they will haunt you for your sins… Dare you label them as terrorists!
    ·       If you call me a terrorist for my attempts to bury your murderous hegemony… So be it!! But i am not giving up on my endeavour!!
    ·       If sticking to my pre historic beliefs seems to be a problem and you attempt to solve it by sending drones… Than be prepared!!
    ·       If you send drones to rape my brethren… Be warned… I shall personally come there to erase you beyond extinction!! #nato #usa #israel
    ·       You answered to all my queries during the table talk through drones bombing the fuck out of my courtyard! #israel #nato #america #usa #iraq
    ·       You said i don’t negotiate. But in the past every time i did .You seem to deceive me by constructing settlements on the graves of my brethren
    ·       You said you will help me remove the dictator but you never spoke about you occupying his seat!! #iraq #taliban #usa #america #nato#p2
    ·       You said you come in peace … But your fully loaded naval ship speaks otherwise! #usarmy #america #fuckusa #israel #tcot
    ·       You said my beliefs were prehistoric… And you unleashed your amoral culture in my nation to weaken my brethren!! #nato #islam #iraq #usa
    ·       My vote hardly matters to you as you have rigged everything … But you feed on my trust… My miseries your fuel!! #politics #government
    ·       You incited the uprising… You wanted my brethren on the streets… So you can mass murder them under the facade of revolution! #scaf
    ·       You knew a million lives are about to be lost… But you wanted the oil so badly that your plans of depopulation to coincidently matched!
    ·       You know without my religion we are nothing, hence you spread disonfo term us prehistoric label us terrorist!! #iraq #islam #taliban
    ·       You said college is good for my career and a comfortable living… What you did not say was you moulded me to be your slave!! #education
    ·       You said money solves everything… And then printed on paper an illusive value … That just increased my misery! #fiat #currency #money
    ·       You gave what i want but stole from me what i actually need! #nwo #un
    ·       You called me weak enough to not be responsible in a society but you when governing killed a million in my neighbouring country! #israel
    ·       You indulged in bioterror… You used white phosphorous on children. You did everything to humiliate my brethren… Now who’s the terrorist?
    ·       You strip search me while crossing the checkpoint… To undress i place aside my limbless daughter … A victim of your drone attacks!
    ·       My pregnant wife cries in pain… While your soldier pokes his rifle to check what’s in the womb! #israel #palestine #nablus #rafah #gaza
    ·       My mother cried for dead child murdered by your cruise missile… She wailed louder than she did for her father, husband brother and uncle!
    ·       You said to have hope in you … And when i did it was too late… You raped my land and murdered my family!! I should have never trusted you.
    ·       I know i shouldn’t trust you… But i had no option as i was hanging naked upside down in my cell staring at growling dogs! #abuGharieb #iraq
    ·       No!! I am not a victim of your deception… I am a victim of your coercion… You had me by the butt of your rifle!! #iraq #afghanistan
    ·       With no material positions left to sacrifice to resist your hegemony to protect my family. I give up my life & u call me a suicide bomber!
    ·       I shall not expose your deception… I shall destroy it… I shall bury your hegemony next to the very graves of innocents!!
    ·       You said i was a terrorist … A single bullet would suffice to kill me… But you chose to incarcerate me exhibit me as a sample boogeyman.
    ·       You demonised my religion, burnt my scriptures, and stereotyped my brethren… And i remain perplexed why the hell am i still called a terrorist.
    ·       Why do you claim god chose you to murder pillage and spread mayhem?? Why do destroy my nation to build your temple?? #israel #palestine
    ·       Since you did not have the guts to come out and fight… You always sent drones in the night!! #coward #america #israel #pakistan #nato
    ·       Since your normal missiles couldn’t supress our spirit of resistance you used phosphorous and uranium… Burning my brethren! #iraq #gaza
    ·       You know i don’t need money but somehow tricked me into debt!! Later enslave me bleed me of my earnings while you thrive on usury! #banks

    http://mysticalprofanity.tumbl… 

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       You subvert me through drones and shackle me through democracy… Promise me liberty but push me into labour camps unwillingly! #nwo #ows·       Who authorised you to bomb my nation… Who gave you the right to incarcerate my fellow men!! #ows #nwo #nato #iraq·       My children watch in horror as their father is shot… Decade from now they will haunt you for your sins… Dare you label them as terrorists!·       If you call me a terrorist for my attempts to bury your murderous hegemony… So be it!! But i am not giving up on my endeavour!!·       If sticking to my pre historic beliefs seems to be a problem and you attempt to solve it by sending drones… Than be prepared!!·       If you send drones to rape my brethren… Be warned… I shall personally come there to erase you beyond extinction!! #nato #usa #israel·       You answered to all my queries during the table talk through drones bombing the fuck out of my courtyard! #israel #nato #america #usa #iraq·       You said i don’t negotiate. But in the past every time i did .You seem to deceive me by constructing settlements on the graves of my brethren·       You said you will help me remove the dictator but you never spoke about you occupying his seat!! #iraq #taliban #usa #america #nato#p2·       You said you come in peace … But your fully loaded naval ship speaks otherwise! #usarmy #america #fuckusa #israel #tcot·       You said my beliefs were prehistoric… And you unleashed your amoral culture in my nation to weaken my brethren!! #nato #islam #iraq #usa·       My vote hardly matters to you as you have rigged everything … But you feed on my trust… My miseries your fuel!! #politics #government·       You incited the uprising… You wanted my brethren on the streets… So you can mass murder them under the facade of revolution! #scaf·       You knew a million lives are about to be lost… But you wanted the oil so badly that your plans of depopulation to coincidently matched!·       You know without my religion we are nothing, hence you spread disonfo term us prehistoric label us terrorist!! #iraq #islam #taliban·       You said college is good for my career and a comfortable living… What you did not say was you moulded me to be your slave!! #education·       You said money solves everything… And then printed on paper an illusive value … That just increased my misery! #fiat #currency #money·       You gave what i want but stole from me what i actually need! #nwo #un·       You called me weak enough to not be responsible in a society but you when governing killed a million in my neighbouring country! #israel·       You indulged in bioterror… You used white phosphorous on children. You did everything to humiliate my brethren… Now who’s the terrorist?·       You strip search me while crossing the checkpoint… To undress i place aside my limbless daughter … A victim of your drone attacks!·       My pregnant wife cries in pain… While your soldier pokes his rifle to check what’s in the womb! #israel #palestine #nablus #rafah #gaza·       My mother cried for dead child murdered by your cruise missile… She wailed louder than she did for her father, husband brother and uncle!·       You said to have hope in you … And when i did it was too late… You raped my land and murdered my family!! I should have never trusted you.·       I know i shouldn’t trust you… But i had no option as i was hanging naked upside down in my cell staring at growling dogs! #abuGharieb #iraq·       No!! I am not a victim of your deception… I am a victim of your coercion… You had me by the butt of your rifle!! #iraq #afghanistan·       With no material positions left to sacrifice to resist your hegemony to protect my family. I give up my life & u call me a suicide bomber!·       I shall not expose your deception… I shall destroy it… I shall bury your hegemony next to the very graves of innocents!!·       You said i was a terrorist … A single bullet would suffice to kill me… But you chose to incarcerate me exhibit me as a sample boogeyman.·       You demonised my religion, burnt my scriptures, and stereotyped my brethren… And i remain perplexed why the hell am i still called a terrorist.·       Why do you claim god chose you to murder pillage and spread mayhem?? Why do destroy my nation to build your temple?? #israel #palestine·       Since you did not have the guts to come out and fight… You always sent drones in the night!! #coward #america #israel #pakistan #nato·       Since your normal missiles couldn’t supress our spirit of resistance you used phosphorous and uranium… Burning my brethren! #iraq #gaza·       You know i don’t need money but somehow tricked me into debt!! Later enslave me bleed me of my earnings while you thrive on usury! #banks 

  • Sergey Kamenezki

    Usama Sheriff
    You are delusional !
    99% of stuff you just wrote has nothing to do with reality.
    And what it has to do with technology?
    If Israel would behave as apartheid state there would not be millions of Pallis in Gaza strip and Western bank.
    So shut it please.
    You used using and will use made in israel technology just because Israel produce it a lot.
    And if you do not want to ,welcome to stone age!!!
    So speak technology and not politics.
    And specially stop speaking nonsense.
    Good luck

  • Len Williams

    This is a technology site. Please eliminate political agendas of whatever type from Cult of Mac.

  • Len Williams

    This is a technology site. Please eliminate political agendas of whatever type from Cult of Mac.

  • twitter-33834391

    ha ha ! i am no supporter of the bds movement btw due to these complications !

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