• Qualcomm; The Intel to Wireless Chip Business

    By Hina Amjad - August 28, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

    Over the years Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has managed to outperform the Silicon Valley giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) due to its extensive product line which transcends the conventional PC chipset manufacturing business. Computer processor manufacturers like Intel have long been facing headwinds due to a slowdown in the IT industry and slumping PC sales. However, the veteran is transitioning into tablets and Smartphone chips, challenging Qualcomm and Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM). 

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  • A Winner in the Mobile Revolution

    By Andrés Cardenal - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, QCOM, SSNLF

    The mobile computing revolution is here to stay; and this trend will generate plenty of opportunities for growth going forward. While industry giants like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) fight each other over dominance in devices, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is in a position of remarkable strength to benefit from the mobile boom as a leading supplier to the major industry players.

    In the right places
    Qualcomm is a more »

  • This Dominant Chipmaker Is a Buy

    By ANUP SINGH - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, NVDA, QCOM

    Those who keep a tab on the mobile computing industry need no introduction to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), which is well-known as a leading player in the design, development, and marketing of digital telecommunication products and services. It has a large exposure to the mobile computing space, which some see as too much of a risk. But the manufacturer of the famed Snapdragon processors dominates the mobile baseband processor market like more »

  • Wirelessly-Powered Road-Charged Electric Buses Are Online!

    By BA McKenna - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BDRBF.PK, QCOM, SI, TSLA

    South Korea now has a 7.5-mile stretch of asphalt roadway that acts as gigantic wireless charging pad for electric buses, two of which began operating on August 6. The technology involves a form of induction charging, which is the tech used in wireless charging pads for cell phones.

    The project

    The Online Electric Vehicle was developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. The OLEV buses can more »

  • Smartphones Are Fast Becoming Indispensable, And Here’s How You Stand To Profit From It

    By Awais Malik - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, QCOM, ERIC

    The communications equipment industry is paradoxical. It is booming but also largely unpredictable. The latest turn of events have left some investors confused. While others are disappointed even with some of the best results ever in companies’ history. Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) are all amongst the headlines this week. So what should you read into the news rolling out of this industry?

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  • Are Chip Makers Hoarding Your Cash?

    By Callum Turcan - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, NVDA, QCOM

    What would you do with $30 billion? Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) CEO says it needs to keep its cash to maintain its dominance in the mobile phone chip market.

    Qualcomm pays out a 2.1% dividend yield with a payout ratio of 28.65% which could easily be raised to a higher level. While the CEO Jacobs has stated that Qualcomm needs to keep its massive cash balance sheet to more »

  • The Mobile Gaming Revolution

    By Timothy Green - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: NVDA, QCOM

    In the world of mobile processors NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has struggled to make inroads in a market dominated by Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). The Tegra 3 was released at the end of 2011 and saw some success, most notably finding its way into Surface RT and the console of the Tesla Model S. The Tegra 4 was delayed to push the Tegra 4i, a version with a built-in LTE modem, and more »

  • NVIDIA’s Tegra Is Losing Its Wheels

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, NVDA, QCOM

    When chipmaker NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) recently released its second-quarter results, it became clear that the company is struggling. It was not surprising to see the company’s revenue and earnings fall from the year-ago period, given the fact that the PC market has been on shaky ground and NVIDIA’s mobile initiative has failed to take off -- rather it’s going downhill at the moment.

    While investors might rave about more »

  • Does Texas Instruments Make a Good Buy?

    By Mark Girland - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: QCOM, STM, TXN

    Anyone expecting Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) to have a very bumpy ride in 2013 will be sorely disappointed--the gradually-improving semiconductor space will not allow that to happen. Texas Instruments' second quarter results proved that the tech giant has no plans to go quietly into the night. If the company's business model continues to generate strong cash flows from operations, doubters will turn into believers.

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  • 3 Notable Chip Stocks

    By Hussain Asghar - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, NVDA, QCOM

    According to a report by Jon Peddie Research, global sales of computer graphics software and hardware should reach $142 billion by 2016, up 17% from this year. With the revival of the economy and increased consumer spending on graphics software and hardware, I can see very bright future prospects for this part of the semiconductor industry. That’s why I have considered NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), and some of its more »

  • Is it Time to Buy Qualcomm?

    By Adetokunbo Abiola - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, NVDA, QCOM, TXN

    A world leader in delivering innovations in communications, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is committed to developing mobile chips to customers in the smartphones market. Its success also comes from the prominence of its Snapdragon solution in a broad set of flagship smartphones. The stock has risen 6% in the past one year. While the opportunities in the 3G/4G sector around the globe will improve its stock price, there are even more »

  • Alcatel-Lucent Fails to impress but could be at a Major Turning Point

    By Boniface Murigu - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, QCOM

    Alcatel-Lucent SA (ADR) (NASDAQ: ALU) is a French communication equipment-maker that focuses on providing point-to-point voice, data and voice + data communication systems. Its broad spectrum of customers includes individual customers, corporate customers, and telecom carriers.

    Alcatel-Lucent has been a victim of many false starts in the past five years, but now there is growing evidence that the company could be at an important inflection point in its eventful turnaround. During more »

  • Broadcom: To Buy or Not to Buy?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

     Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) has earned a reputation for technological innovation and excellence, but it was not enough to protect its stock from a serious decline after its second quarter earnings release on July 24. Less-than-stellar results from the company’s wireless chip segment and lower guidance sent investors to the exits, dropping the share price about 15%.

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  • Apple's Cash Hoard: Don't Fall For This Dangerous Succubus

    By Joseph Delaney - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GLW, QCOM

    It seems that all the rage over the last year has been over the exponentially growing cash hoard of Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) The company has an absurd amount of cash in it's coffers, enough to put in on the world GDP map against moderately large countries like the UAE or Denmark. Many investors have touted this insane cash supply as the savior of the company, and many investors more »

  • Will the x86 Ecosystem Die?

    By Alexander Cho - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, INTC, MSFT, QCOM, SNE

    Will x86 architecture die? That’s a huge question that’s on the mind of technologists, analysts, and investors these days. To all who may be unfamiliar, the x86 ecosystem, is based on the very first Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) 8086 CPU from the late 1970’s. It’s the standard instruction set that computers have been running on for slightly over three decades.

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  • You Could Be Missing Some Huge Profits

    By Marie Palumbo - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: ARMH, INTC, QCOM

    If you scroll through a financial website, no doubt you’ll find that tech articles abound. You’ll probably see scores of articles offering insight into tech giants such as Google, Apple, and Samsung. These companies make the majority of the hottest tech devices from the latest tablet, to the newest smartphone.

    But if your portfolio stops there, you could be missing out on some big profits. What about the more »

  • Why This Chip Manufacturer's Revenue Will Keep Growing

    By Adrian Campos - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

    Even mobile chip manufacturers are finding it hard to fight the bears. Just like Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) had to suffer the consequences of a shrinking PC market, more and more investors see Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) as a potential disaster in the making, due to the high exposure of core revenue to the mobile industry.

    But unlike Intel at its highest times, Qualcomm is far from being overvalued. Trading at a more »

  • The Moto X: Not Good Enough

    By Alexander Cho - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, QCOM

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) just announced the release of the Moto X. Finally, we get our first glimpse at what Motorola has been up to since Google bought it out.

    The Moto X

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    Source: The Next Web

    Motorola believes in the Moto X. At first glance, the device appears to be minimalistic. It doesn’t come jam-packed with features, as it runs the stock Android operating system.

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  • A Sharp Drop Is a Buying Opportunity for This OLED Supplier

    By Chris Lau - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: ARMH, QCOM, OLED

    When a stock falls sharply in a short amount of time, it can sometimes spell opportunity. Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED) dropped nearly 10% in a single day, on top of a 6.74% decline in the quarter. This happened because rumors circulated that Samsung would buy Novaled AG, a German company that is a supplier for screens used in televisions and handsets. The misunderstanding of Samsung’s intent sets up more »

  • Multiple Reasons Why Apple Remains a Strong Buy

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BIDU, QCOM

    At the close of business on July 23, 2013, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported itsQthird fiscal 2013 financial results. The result showed the company performed well for the quarter, beating analysts estimates for its earnings per share and the company’s revenue for the quarter.

    Below is a bar chart showing Apple’s revenue over the past three fiscal third quarter periods.

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