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Apple TV chips cost breakdown here

According to iSuppli, a microchips analysis consultancy quoted by Business Week, here's how much Apple TV ($299 retail) costs to make.Intel Microprocessor- $40.
Written by Russell Shaw, Contributor on

According to iSuppli, a microchips analysis consultancy quoted by Business Week, here's how much Apple TV ($299 retail) costs to make.

  • Intel Microprocessor- $40.
  • Intel Chipset, mainly for device memory-$28.
  • Nvidia GeForce Go 77300 graphics chip-$15.
  • Fujitsu 40GB hard drive-$37.
  • Fujitsu 160GB hard drive (optional alternative to the 40GB)- $73.
  • Broadcom 802.11n components- $19.
  • Cypress Semiconductor: two chips- $1.65 (total)
  • Silicon Storage Technology microcontroller- $1.
  • RealTek Semiconductor audio chip- 75 cents.

That comes to about $130, which is less than half of the $299...

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