Amazon paid $90 million in deal for energy-efficient chips

Amazon snapped up home security camera company Blink in December in what many assumed was just another acquisition by the e-commerce giant to strengthen its Amazon Key smart lock and camera delivery service. However, sources tell Reuters that Amazon acquired Blink for much more than its camera tech. They say Amazon primarily bought Blink to … Continue reading “Amazon reportedly paid $90 million for Blink’s chip technology” Amazon snapped up home security camera company Blink in December in what many assumed was just another acquisition by the e-commerce giant to strengthen its Amazon Key smart lock and camera delivery service. However, sources tell Reuters that Amazon acquired Blink for much more than its camera tech. They say Amazon primarily bought Blink to get ahold of the startup’s energy-efficient chip technology. It is believed Amazon thinks Blink’s chips could lower production costs and extend the battery life of Amazon’s other products, such as the Ech

Amazon paid $90 million in deal for energy-efficient chips

Amazon is exploring chips exclusive to Blink that could lower production costs and lengthen battery life, starting with Amazon's Cloud Cam and potentially extending to its Echo speakers. ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

Amazon paid $90 million for Blink's energy-efficient chip technology

Amazon acquired home security provider Blink in the final days of 2017. While no true purpose or explanation was given, most assumed Amazon wanted to farm Blink’s technology for use in ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Techspot

Amazon reportedly paid around $90 million for security camera maker Blink

 Amazon acquired Blink late last year, a maker of affordable, easy to use security cameras powered by AA batteries. The acquisition was reportedly worth around $90 million to Amazon, according ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from TechCrunch

Amazon reportedly paid $90M for security camera company Blink - CNET

Amazon bought the company at the end of 2017, and has big plans for its exclusive chips, says Reuters.

Mon 12 Feb 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Exclusive: Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker's chip technology - sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc paid about $90 million to acquire the maker of Blink home security cameras late last year, in a secret bet on the startup's energy-efficient chips, ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Reuters Technology

Amazon reportedly paid $90 million for Blink’s chip technology

Amazon snapped up home security camera company Blink in December in what many assumed was just another acquisition by the e-commerce giant to strengthen its Amazon Key smart lock and camera ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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