Chipset Updates: QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)’s M2M Platforms, Intel Corporation (INTC)’s Prep & Broadcom Corporation (BRCM)

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

Qualcomm Showcases M2M Platforms (Light Reading India)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)’s recently held developer summit Uplinq saw a wide range of discussions on the future of mobile technology and the game-changing initiatives the US chipmaker is taking. Paul E Jacobs, the company’s Chief Executive Officer said the future of the mobile would be driven by connectivity, content and control. Jacobs believe that the “internet of everything” is going to make a smart difference in our day-to-day lives.


Intel prepares ultra-small chips for Dick Tracy-style gadgets (reuters)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is working on a new line of ultra-small and ultra-low-power microchips for wearable devices like smartwatches and bracelets, a bid by the company to make sure it will be at the crest of the next big technology wave after arriving late to the smartphone and tablet revolution. The new line of chips, called Intel Quark, will ship next year and include an ingestible version aimed at biomedical uses, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s president, Renee James, told reporters late on Monday.

httv announces the availability of httvLink for Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) chipsets (PR NewsWire)
httvLink is available for integration with Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM)’s BCM7231 chipset and can be extended to a full range of Broadcom chipsets, including the BCM7362 and BCM7563, to address all market needs. The availability of httvLink software for Broadcom chipsets will enable manufacturers and operators to provide powerful connected-TV platforms for mass production. “We are glad to implement our feature full httvLink software for Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM)’s powerful chipsets,” says Regis Saint Girons, httv’s CEO. He added, “This combination can provide next year’s mass market platform for Hybrid and OTT services in Free to Air as well as PayTV networks.”

Qualcomm wireless charging to power Formula E racing (Tech2)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has announced that it will be backing Formula E, a new motor sport from the FIA featuring cars powered by electrical energy, according to Tech Week Europe. The company, using the event as a platform, wants to promote its wireless changing technology for electric cars. DHL, which also sponsors Formula One, will serve as the logistical partner for this event.

Intel finally unleashes Ivy Bridge-E Core i7 desktop processors (ZD Net)
While mainstream PCs have been able to take advantage of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s new Haswell processors for a couple of months now, enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the previous generation’s technology to be available in higher-performing systems. Finally, the company has delivered on the long-promised Ivy Bridge-E CPUs, with three new models for speed demons with deep pockets.

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