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Chipset Updates: QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Smartwatch Trademark, Intel Corporation (INTC) Customizing Server Chips, Broadcom Corporation (BRCM) Fears

Editor’s Note: QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM)

QUALCOMM, Inc.Qualcomm registers smartwatch trademark (T3)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office under the name QUALCOMM TOQ. The request was filed on June 26th. The application describes it as a “personal communication hub in the form of a wristwatch, portable electronic devices for transmitting and reviewing text, data, image and audio files; hands free devices for mobile phones, battery chargers”.

Intel to customize chips for big data applications (PC World)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), increasingly customizing server chips for customers, is now tuning chips for workloads in big data. Software is becoming an important building block in chip design, and customization will help applications gather, manage and analyze data a lot quicker, said Ron Kasabian, general manager of big data solutions at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).

Don’t Overreact to Broadcom Fears (The Street)
It hasn’t been a great year for chip giant Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM). Although the company enjoys a strong market position as one of the best part suppliers in a growing mobile industry, the stock has suffered, losing as much as 22% on the year to date. There are growing concerns that Broadcom, which has long been a standout is a weak chip industry, is beginning to lose market share to QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM).

LG Nexus 5 now rumored to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, not the cheaper 600 (unwired view)
For a long while earlier this year, LG was rumored to be making the next Nexus smartphone (let’s call it Nexus 5). And back then the general consensus was that, just like the also LG-made Nexus 4 before it, the Nexus 5 would share all the important hardware features with the LG device that it’s based on. In the case of the Nexus 4, that would be the LG Optimus G. And for the Nexus 5, this base was supposed to be the LG G2. So everyone was expecting the Nexus 5 to sport the same QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon 800 processor as the G2. Then, two things happened

Peruvian app wins Intel APEC Challenge (Peru This Week)
The Peruvian technology company cinepapaya.com won the Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Apec Challenge in Taipei, Taiwan earlier this week. With the prize, they will receive mentoring, networking and incubation assistance from companies in Silicon Valley. Cine Papaya is a platform that sells movie tickets via the internet and mobile devices, it provides a turnkey solution for e-commerce for cinema chains and has apps for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Smart TV.

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