Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): According to Bernstein, Intel’s $375M purchase of patents from InterDigital (NASDAQ:IDCC) is a good deal, and the firm notes Intel’s price of $220K per patent is far lower than last year’s $750K/patent paid for Nortel’s IP. Also, Deutsche believes the deal will benefit Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU), which assigned RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) with monetizing its 29K patents and applications, improving the company’s liquidity situation.
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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has acquired Summit Microelectronics, which develops and provides programmable power integrated circuits. All of Summit Microelectronics’ employees have become part of Qualcomm’s CDMA Technologies division. The shares closed up $0.27 (0.48%) recently at $56.77.
Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) shares have fallen due to its downgrade to a Neutral rating from JPMorgan, who believes investors should take their profits following Rambus’ recent run-up. JPMorgan is one of only two major sell-side firms who continue coverage regarding the volatile memory technology company, and it is neither optimistic about Rambus’ pending ITC case involving multiple chipmakers nor the ongoing IP litigation. The shares closed down $0.51 (8.37%) recently at $5.58.
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