A new iSuppli teardown shows the cost to make the Kindle Fire (AMZN -0.8%) is $201.70, while the...

|By:, SA News Editor

A new iSuppli teardown shows the cost to make the Kindle Fire (AMZN -0.8%) is $201.70, while the device sells for $199, reinforcing assumptions that Amazon sells the product at or near a loss. Among component suppliers, iSuppli says the biggest winner is Texas Instruments (TXN +0.2%), with total components accounting for ~13% of the device's total bill of materials.