3 Chip Stocks to Note Now: Intel’s New Camera, Broadcom Checks Spark Concerns, and AMD’s New Club
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC): Intel is reportedly working on a laptop-embedded camera that not only follows the user’s line of sight but can read emotions, as well. The “depth sensing” camera, which is an adjusted version of the more conventional 3D camera, can go deeper inside images to “bridge the gap between the real and virtual world,” Anil Nanduri, director of perceptual products and solutions at Intel, said in a press release.
Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM): Lazard Capital’s supply chain checks have increased the firm’s concerns regarding Broadcom, as the analyst believes that Apple will bring its connectivity solution in-house by 2015 following the hiring of TI’s wireless connectivity team in Israel. Additionally, current development efforts are behind schedule, and the 4G market continues to be dominated by Qualcomm. The firm maintains its Neutral rating.
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD): AMD has joined a nonprofit alliance of chip manufacturers bent on trying to break up Intel’s x86 empire. The Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation will standardize a single architecture for low-power computing as well as simplify the parallel-programming model used with multicore graphics processors and other systems on a chip, Gigaom reports.
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