Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is in talks to buy Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics in a deal worth $1 billion, which, if you're Apple, counts as a small bet for the cash-generating smartphone giant.

In this segment from Wednesday's Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discuss the move from Apple and why it seems like a smart bet to make the company a little more vertically integrated, as it continues to transition into the next stage in its corporate life cycle, and away from being a growth company.

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