Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) chips power six smartphones, including the Motorola Razr I, on Verizon Wireless, but so far, Intel is only offered on phones outside of the U.S. However, most major U.S. wireless carriers have begun stocking only LTE smartphones, diminishing the possibility of Intel entering the market with slower data speeds.
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Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) target price was raised by Citigroup to $42.00, according to a report released on Monday. The firm has a buy rating on the stock.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has topped the list as it has a high score in regards to product strategy, market presence, organization health, and partnerships. The company’s new iZat platform is intended to improve market share position created by its GNSS strategy, and innovative new services are expected in 2013.
Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) announced that the judge for the Northern District of California (NDCA) issued his decision regarding the issues with SK Hynix,today. The Honorable Ronald M. Whyte decided that the Rambus patents are valid and infringed upon by SK Hynix, and Rambus will gain royalty payments for SK Hynix’s previous infringement based on reasonable and non-discriminatory rates.
ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH) along with Nufront announced that Nufront broadened its portfolio of ARM technology with licenses for the ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore Processor and ARM Mali-T658 Graphics Processing Unit, or GPU. The ability to access the advanced intellectual property, or IP, from ARM should improve the scalability of Nufront’s next generation application processor designs, which provide strong 3G-ready solutions to OEMs for smartphones, tablet computers, and smart-TVs. This will tackle demand from consumers for smart, connected devices possessing the performance and battery life that is necessary for advanced features, like 3D graphics, visual computing, augmented reality, and voice recognition.
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