Qualcomm Snaps Up Assets and 4 Chip and Big Data Stocks on the Move

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) has begun to work together with two communications OEMs along with a group of apps developers to assist in writing a high-level applications programming interface intended for software-defined networks. The API is an attempt toward a vendor-neutral, hybrid approach that may possibly encompass current distributed protocols and OpenFlow, which is a innovative and disruptive approach to SDNs. Also, OpenFlow’s intention is to simplify the construction and management of larger networks by centralizing comms jobs on x86 servers. This should replace the current difficult set of distributed protocols that run in various merchant chips and ASICs in differing proprietary software environments.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) grabbed some assets from Israeli ultrasound company, EPOS Development. The company’s subsidiarie, Qualcomm Technologies, claimed to have obtained the assets as a means to “strengthen and differentiate” its Snapdragon system-on-a-chip.

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ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH) U.S. shares have seen a 24 percent boost year to date, but the company’s stock fell 3.6 percent on Tuesday, bringing it near 34.45. However, on Monday, the ARM stock rose to 35.81, which is the highest level it has seen since September 2000.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX)  announced that its Startup Program for UK teams will begin during 2013. Furthermore, during the course of the Startup Program 2013, the company intends to search for potential partnerships with startup accelerators and incubators, to whom it with offer mentoring and “low cost cloud hosting and support services,” Rackspace claimed in a press release.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW): Recently, Microsoft general manager wrote a blog post noting that a cost calculator located on VMware’s website indicates that if a system is configured in a particular manner, then Microsoft’s Windows Server is less expensive for virtualizing workloads versus VMware’s flagship software. “VMware (finally) admits that its costs are higher than Microsoft’s,” the post has been named. This has been described as Microsoft “mudslinging” aimed at VMware, but the analyst also mentions that this may reflect the growing competitive quality of the virtualization market.

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