Semi-Space News: QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)’s System to Avoid Pedestrians, Intel Corporation (INTC) Education Tablets, Broadcom Corporation (BRCM) Stock Rating

Editor’s Note: Related Tickers: QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Qualcomm develops sytem to avoid pedestrians, cyclists (Automotive News)
It’s not clear when, if ever, automakers will equip their cars with vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems that would prevent fender-benders at intersections. But one supplier — Qualcomm Technologies Inc. — is trying to design such a system to help motorists avoid pedestrians and cyclists. Chris Borroni-Bird, QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)’s vice president of strategic development, says the company is developing a portable device that would broadcast the position of a pedestrian or cyclist. A properly equipped vehicle would receive that signal and warn the driver if the pedestrian was in the vehicle’s path, he said on the sidelines of the 2013 CAR Management Briefing Seminars here.

Intel Corporation (INTC)Intel launches Android-powered Education Tablets in 7-inch, 10-inch sizes (ZDNet)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) isn’t generally in the business of selling mobile devices, though it makes an exception when it comes to educational products. It already offers the classmate PC laptops, and now it has rolled out a pair of school-friendly tablets. The Intel Education Tablets come in 7-inch and 10-inch versions, each running a version of Android. The 7-inch flavor uses an Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Atom Z2420 processor and runs Android 4.1, while the 10-inch model is powered by an Atom 2460 chip and Android 4.0. Each comes with 1GB of RAM, with the 7-inch Education Tablet including 8GB of flash storage and the 10-inch version coming with 16GB.

Broadcom Corp. Stock Rating Upgraded by Drexel Hamilton (BRCM) (Daily Political)
Drexel Hamilton upgraded shares of Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have $38.00 target price on the stock. Broadcom Corp opened at 26.81 on Monday. Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) has a 52-week low of $26.58 and a 52-week high of $37.85. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $31.88. The company has a market cap of $15.523 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.13.

Qualcomm to host Uplinq 2013 wireless ecosystem conference (CIOL)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced the keynote and super session speakers for the Uplinq 2013 wireless ecosystem conference, which will be held Sept. 3-5, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Uplinq provides a cross-platform view of how to exploit the complete hardware-software system in today’s wirelessly connected devices to produce the most compelling user experiences. Dr. Paul E. Jacobs will provide the opening general session keynote on Sept. 4, followed by Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president of Qualcomm Mobile and Computing. Internet entrepreneur Marc Andreessen’s fireside chat will take place on Sept. 5 during the general session. The conference opens on Sept. 3 with special programming for developers focused on coding and for hardware component suppliers.

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How IBM and Google are teaming to beat Intel (Portland Business Journal)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) may be focused on gaining ground in mobile, but it’s facing an assault from some tech heavyweights in the data center server space as well. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) and others have launched the OpenPower Consortium to create an ecosystem around IBM’s Power processors, which are used in cloud computing and data centers. Big Blue will also license its Power processors to other tech firms, allowing those companies to build their own “servers, networking systems and storage appliances, built on IBM’s architecture,” according to eweek.

Qualcomm, Asthmapolis, Zephyr team up for childrens’ asthma trial (mobihealthnews)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), through its Wireless Reach initiative, is embarking on a 50-patient research project which will use mobile health technology to help show asthmatic children and teenagers where and how their worst asthma attacks occur. Zephyr Technology, maker of wearable vitals monitoring system BioHarness, is providing technology for the program, as is Asthmapolis, a startup that makes GPS-enabled sensors for asthma inhalers. Fifty patients, aged seven to 17, will be selected from the pulmonary and asthma/allergy clinics at Rady Children’s Hospital, a teaching and research hospital in San Diego. Each patient will get a remote monitoring kit including a Zephyr BioPatch for continuous monitoring of heart rate, respiratory rate, and activity; two Asthmapolis sensor-laden inhalers, and a QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Life 2net Hub, which will receive data from the sensors and send it to care providers over 3G.

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