Chipset Updates: QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)’s Partnership, Intel Corporation (INTC)’s Wine-Powered Processor & Broadcom Corporation (BRCM)

Editor’s Note: QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TEF)

Dell, Telefonica, Qualcomm launch mobile broadband offer (Telecompaper)
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), in partnership with Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TEF) and QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), have expanded the Dell NetReady service, a pay-as-you-go bundle providing mobile connectivity with a single integrated SIM. Following this agreement, Dell NetReady will be pre-installed in select products across the XPS, Latitude, Dell Precision and Inspiron ranges available in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Dell’s laptops and tablets are fitted with the Sierra Wireless MC8805 module, based on QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Gobi 3G 42Mbps technology, and users can have internet access in 29 European countries covered by Telefonica.


Intel Has Made a Processor That’s Powered By Wine (Gizmodo)
The Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Developer Forum is coming to an end, meaning its execs get to go wild and show some of the oddball concepts under way at the tech giant. These include a processor so efficient it can pull all the energy it needs to run from a glass of red wine. Intel’s Dr Genevieve Bell plonked two electrodes into a glass of wine, that then reacted with the acetic acid in the booze to create a tiny current enough to power an incredibly low power chipset. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) believes these ultra low power chips are the future, especially when it comes to connecting people in less developed countries. There are billions of people out there who are yet to be effectively monetised through mobile advertisements, after all.

Broadcom joins Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (telecompaper)
Chipmaker Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) has announced its acceptance as a full member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), an alliance of electronics companies working together to improve efficiency and social, ethical, and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain. As a full EICC member, Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) will adopt the organisation’s code of conduct to ensure worker safety and fairness, environmental responsibility and business efficiency.

Former Qualcomm Exec Tom Flies Hired by Cadec as COO (Transport Topics)
Fleet-management technology provider Cadec Global Inc. said it has hired former QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Xata Corp. executive, Tom Flies, as chief operating officer. Flies most recently was senior director of product management and business development for Qualcomm, where he worked in the Omnitracs division.

Intel Plant Replenishes Aquifer for Thirsty Arizona City (Bloomberg)
Most people don’t associate Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), the world’s largest semiconductor maker, with water. Yet each day, 2 million gallons of industrial wastewater — enough to fill at least 30,000 bathtubs — are piped from Intel plants in Chandler, Arizona, to a facility a mile away where it’s treated, then returned to an underground aquifer. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), the city’s largest employer, recycles about 60 percent of its water and is expanding the treatment facilities and increasing the amount it reuses as the company finishes a $5 billion plant that will build more efficient computer chips.

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