Amazon Kindle Fire HD to rock Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 CPU? (IntoMobile)
Just when we’ve told you that MediaTek may’ve scored a deal to make chips for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) future tablets we have a new information claiming the opposite – the Kindle Fire HD will rock QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)’s Snapdragon 800 processor. As revealed by publicly accessible benchmark results at WebTrek and GFXBench, the next Kindle Fire HD will use one of the fastest CPUs around, clocked at 2.15GHz while sporting an 8.9-inch 2,560×1,600 screen.
Intel may accelerate 14-nanometer Atom production (ZDNet)
While Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was undoubtedly the king when it came to PC processors, the company is having a tough time making the transition from the PC to post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets. But if the rumors are true, the company is to make an assault on mobile with new 14-nanometer Atom processors much earlier than expected. The problem facing Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) at the moment is the gap in time between releasing new Core parts and Atom parts built using the same architecture. For example, 22-nanometer Core processors have been available for PCs and servers for over a year, but the company has only just started production of 22-nanometer Atom parts, and devices powered by these parts aren’t expected to be in stores before the holidays.
Daniel Yacoubian Named Semifinalist in National Science Fair (Asbarez Armenian News)
Daniel Yacoubian, the son of Dr. Stephan and Maro Yacoubian, of Glendale, was recently selected as a semifinalist in the 2013 Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) National MASTERS Science and Engineering Competition. Daniel, 13, is currently an 8th grader at St. Gregory Hovsepian School in Pasadena. His project titled “A Novel Method of Improving Home Solar Panel Output: A Fundamental Concept with Profound Implications” was selected from more than 6,000 nominees from around the nation after rigorous evaluation and judging conducted by distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. The nominees for the national science competition are comprised of middle school students who were in the top 10% of their respective state science fairs. Daniel won his nomination to participate in the Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) MASTERS by placing 2nd in the Los Angeles County Science Fair this past March.
Qualcomm beats Broadcom and CSR (evertiq.com)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has been named the leading GPS IC vendor in the latest Competitive Assessment released by ABI Research. The company’s design strategy, dominant market share, multi-constellation support, and upcoming indoor location technologies were all fundamental to securing the top spot. Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), CSR, u-blox, and TI fill out the top five, but … only temporarily. ABI Research’s “vendor matrix” is a key component of the overall assessment, providing a clear and unbiased understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets. GPS IC vendors were compared across 15 criteria, falling under the broader categories of “innovation” and “implementation”.
Big trader is looking for rebound in Intel (CNBC.com)
A large trader is looking for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) to rebound as it tries to hold onto a key technical level. Intel was down 0.52 percent to $21.92 on Friday, the second consecutive close below its 200-day moving average. The chip maker gapped down from above $24 on July 18 after missing second-quarter estimates on weak PC sales, and the stock has continued to trend lower trending lower since.