3 Chip Stocks to Note Now: Qualcomm Helps HTC, Intel’s Stab at the Smart Grid, AMD Keeps Trucking

Qualcomm Corp. (NASDAQ:QCOM): Qualcomm is working with phone manufacturer HTC to alter a component for the Taiwan company’s flagship One smartphone, among others, to avoid a possible U.S. ban on imports of the devices, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. A U.S. International Trade Commission judge put forth a preliminary ruling last week that HTC infringed on two Nokia patents that involve the enhancement of transmission and reception of phone calls; Nokia’s filings with the commission said the chip covered by the patents was made by Qualcomm, according to the Journal.

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