3 Chip Stocks to Note Now: Qualcomm’s Motorola Situation, Broadcom’s Quarterly Results, and Nvidia’s Beast of GPU
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM): Motorola (NASDAQ:GOOG) has decided to opt for its own homegrown, custom-made system-on-a-chips in the next Droid phones, a small negative for Qualcomm, although the phone maker is still using the company’s Krait CPU cores and Adreno GPU cores in the new units. What has yet to be foreseen is whether the X8 — Motorola’s chip — will become a longer-term threat to the chip giant.
Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM): Broadcom’s earnings per share beat expectations by 2 cents, coming in at 70 cents. Revenue of $2.09 billion fell $10 million shy of projections and the company now anticipates $2.05 billion to $2.2 billion, below the $2.25 billion consensus, and that is driving shares down nearly 4 percent after hours.
Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA): Nvidia has pulled the curtains back on the Quadro K6000, a beast of a GPU card that takes the crown as one of Nvidia’s most powerful products. The K6000 boasts a memory clock of 6 GHz with a core clock of about 900 MHz. In terms of its lineage, the chip rocks two times the memory with 12 GB, five times the computation power, and 1.7 times the graphics ability. All this can be yours for $5,000 to $7,000.