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Updates on Chipset: Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM)’s Competitor, Intel Corporation (INTC) & Broadcom Corporation (BRCM)’s Acquisition

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

NVIDIA resurfaces with new Tegra Tab 7 after going dark (TechnoBloom)
Are you a fan of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)? While the company may have some massive pull in the desktop market, the company is having a hard time penetrating the mobile market. Fierce competitor QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) seems to beat them at every turn, even taking their previous market clients away from them. The Tegra processors are definitely nothing to scoff at. It is still considered one of the best processors for mobile gaming, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to excel in anything else, which may have prompted OEMs to ditch even the next generation processor and get QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)’s Snapdragon processors instead. Many tablets and smartphones out there today are carrying Snapdragon chips. You hardly ever hear of Tegra devices anymore.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s analysts concerned about the gush of capital expenditure, shares upgrade (NYSEPost)
The shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) fell 0.36% to USD 21.98. on August 30. Intel Corp. seems to be playing hide ‘n seek games with finance oscillation with a 52-week low of USD 19.23 and a 52-week high of USD 25.98. Finance analysts are seriously concerned about the heavy serge of Intel’s capital expenditure. The market cap of the company is USD 110.0 and the ratio of price to earnings stands at 11.87. Intel Corporation manufactures and designs integrated digital technology platforms. In this case a platform means a microprocessor and a chipset.

Broadcom To Buy LTE-related Assets From Renesas Electronics For $164 Mln (RTTNews)
Chip maker Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire LTE-related assets from Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. (RNECF: Quote) for about $164 million in cash. The company expects the acquisition to accelerate availability of its first multimode, carrier-validated LTE system-on-chip or SoC platform into early 2014. Irvine, California-based Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), whose major customers include Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics (SSNLF), noted that it is gaining a dual-core LTE SoC that is ready for volume production and is carrier-validated by leading global operators in North America, Japan and Europe.

Qualcomm Quietly Dominates in Wireless Technologies (TheStreet)
Imagine trying to enter a 100-meter race where one competitor is “The Jamaican Lightening Bolt,” Usain Bolt. It doesn’t matter how many races you won back in 1998 or 2003: You’re 37 years old and you think you’re going to beat this 27-year old Olympic gold medal winner today? What are you smoking? That’s the simile I like to use whenever anyone asks me if Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) can catch up and surpass the Usain Bolt of wireless and mobile technology, QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM).

Intel Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of “Extreme” Processors with Core i7 “Ivy Bridge-E” Launch. (xBitLabs)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Tuesday formally unveiled its new-generation Extreme-series microprocessors to mark the tenth anniversary of the product line aimed at hardcore gamers and performance enthusiasts. Exact specifications of the new chips have been known for months now, but the central processing units code-named Ivy Bridge-E will be available starting from next week. “We are thrilled to debut our latest generation of ‘Extreme’ desktop CPUs.

Intel Initiates Selling Inexpensive Haswell-Based Microprocessors. (xBitLabs)
Intel Corp. on Monday began to sell affordable Core i3 and Pentium microprocessors based on the latest Haswell micro-architecture for desktops. The new chips will improve performance of inexpensive and low-power personal computers and will further expand share of chips made using 22nm process technology in Intel’s lineup. Unlike previous-generation Core i3 “Ivy Bridge” microprocessors, the new Core i3-4000 family “Haswell” products come with 4MB of cache, a 1MB boost that will inevitably improve performance in single-threaded and memory-intensive applications.

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