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Amazon focuses on chips with Blink acquisition

It is exploring chips exclusive to Blink that could lower production costs and lengthen its Cloud Cam's battery life

Amazon views its in-house devices as key to deepening its relationship with shoppers. Its acquisition of a proprietary chip design will make it harder for rival retailers to copy its devices.

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AMAZON.COM Inc paid about US$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, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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