Apparently, Cupertino’s company is negotiating the purchase of Anobit , an Israeli company that manufactures Flash memory chips. Apple has never acquired a company from that country, and it would be at the same time the first serious purchase with Tim Cook as CEO.
It would also be one of the very few purchases that Apple makes that are not dedicated to software, but to hardware (the last one with importance was the purchase of PA Semi, moment in which Steve Jobs augured the chips of own manufacture of Apple). Apple seeks to improve its ultra-light mobile and portable devices with the resources that Anobit has. And those resources may already be good, because the amount being considered for the purchase is around 400 or 500 million dollars .
For Anobit it would be a good jump, because it would go from its current state (with only 200 employees) to being part of the company that literally hijacks the shipments of components as memories in order to satisfy its demand. For us, and if this purchase is confirmed, we would not see any changes for one or two years.