Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and its OEM partners announced the new Windows 8 Pro-based tablets that run on the new Atom Z2760 processor, or Clover Trail, and in turn, Hewlett-Packard revealed the ElitePad 900, which is described by the company as “a True Tablet for Business” and government, with accessories being the highlight of the product.
Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) spent $3.7 billion during year to purchase NetLogic Microsystems, which is its largest acquisition to date. The company allowed Broadcom to broaden its position in chips that are used in networking equipment. Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor, points to a chip that has been named the XLP 200-Series announced Monday as evidence of the deal’s worth. The product was not designed for routine routing and switching chores that are normal to networking boxes, but it was designed for the new, emerging class of other tasks that are gaining significance.
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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) introduced its first Snapdragon S4 Play mobile processors, called the MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q, this week, featuring four ARM Cortex A5 cores. The new application processors are intended to be used at entry-level devices requiring relatively high performance while running multiple apps along with support for high-def screens.
Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS): On Friday, the company announced that it reached a patent license contract with Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited. The contract covers six years, and it discusses the use of Rambus patented innovations implemented in a numerous integrated circuit (IC) products that are able to be accessed by Fujitsu Semiconductor. The deal’s financial terms remain confidential.
ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH): Tablet makers include the two tech giants’ longtime partners, including Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) , Dell Inc.(NASDAQ:DELL), Lenovo, Asus, and Acer. “This is just the beginning of Intel’s effort in the tablet market,” Erik Reid, general manager of Intel’s application processor platform division, stated. The revealing of the product arrives at an important time for both Intel and Microsoft, as they attempt to climb to stronger positions in a market that has been taken over by the iPad (NASDAQ:AAPL), devices powered by Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system, and chips that are based on the technology of ARM Holdings.