3 Chip Stocks to Note Now: Qualcomm’s New Watch, Intel’s Mobile Focus, Nvidia’s Tablet Leak
Qualcomm Corp. (NASDAQ:QCOM): Amid the media flurry over Samsung’s new smart watch, Qualcomm has launched a watch of its own. Known as Toq (pronounced ‘talk’), the company is planning to sell the devices to consumers starting in the middle of next month and produce tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of the units. “It’s a second screen for your smartphone, and it is always on,” CEO Paul Jacobs told the crowd at the annual Uplinq developer conference.
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC): If you’ve been following Intel’s plans for the mobile market, then you’ll want to pay close attention to its annual developers conference in San Francisco next week. Intel’s mobile strategy will be the centerpiece of the presentation and mobile is a department where Intel is seriously lacking. “There will be a lot of talk about Bay Trail,” Arik Hesseldahl writes, referring to Intel’s mobile-aimed chip, “which takes advantage of Intel’s best-in-the-world chip-manufacturing prowess.”
Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA): Despite the company’s denial that its working on a Tegra-powered tablet, the creature seems to be desperate to make itself known. Pictures of the alleged Tegra Tab device have surfaced, supposedly leaked by Taiwan’s version of the FCC according to Tom’s Hardware. Included is Tegra 4 processor, a 1280 x 736 resolution, a 5MP camera with auto focus on the back (but no LED flash), a camera on the front, and dual front speakers similar to what’s used on the HTC One series, Tom’s notes.