One chipmaker rules the mobile device arena; the other dominates personal computers. Both have ambitious goals for expansion, and that means butting heads is inevitable
By Seth Weintraub and JP Mangalindan
As Intel's power-hungry chips grow more efficient and ARM CPU designs make strides in performance, the two chipmakers find themselves facing off for market share in a familial safe ground that's become a veritable hot zone brimming with untapped potential and MOREJun 8, 2010 2:07 PM ET
In a press release timed with a Computex Tiawan unveiling today, Qualcomm published information on its next generation of Smartphone chips.
Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor powers some of the best high-end Android smartphones out there, including the HTC Nexus One, EVO and Incredible and upcoming products like the Dell Streak.
Today's press release suggests that those phones are only the beginning and will be outpaced by much faster phones later this year.
Qualcomm (QCOM) states that devices MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 1, 2010 3:46 PM ET
Apple is sitting on a heap of cash – more than $40 billion at last count – and the big question has been what the company will do with it. Investors in London this week are buzzing about one possibility: It might buy ARM.
ARM (ARMH) shares have shot up this week on the speculation, bringing them to levels they haven't seen since 2002. As of now, it looks like it MOREJon Fortt - Apr 22, 2010 1:09 PM ET
Becoming a mobile-device maker seems like madness, but Google's not crazy.
Why on earth would Google (GOOG) want to go into the business of making cell phones?
By now most followers of tech news are aware that the company has been testing a product dubbed the Google Nexus--the highly anticipated "Google phone" set to be launched today. But does Google's move into territory dominated by specialists like Nokia (NOK) and Motorola (MOT) MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jan 5, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Sorry, Google. The apps (and by that we mean appetizers) won out.
At long last there is proof of Google's (GOOG) long-anticipated smartphone. Late last week, the online advertising giant started handing out an Android-powered phone to employees. While refusing to detail the specs, the official Google mobile blog refers to it as a "mobile lab."
The Googley vagueness continues on the blog, where it is described as, "A device that combines MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Dec 15, 2009 6:00 AM ET
Corporate venture capital is one of the corners of the VC world that runs extremely hot and cold. When the startup world is gathering interest and money, practically every large company - even some small outfits - trots out its own venture investment group. But just as fast as they pile in with their corporate cash, the suits also run for the exits when times get dicey.
Take the previous tech MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Nov 24, 2009 7:18 AM ET
Add media and marketing executives to the long list of constituents who wish North American mobile systems were more like those in Asia.
Though the entertainment and advertising rarely are on the cutting edge when it comes to embracing new technologies, a group of muckety mucks at the Paley Center for Media International Council meeting in New York last week made it clear that the future of media consumption is the mobile MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Nov 23, 2009 6:00 AM ET
Two sources say Apple is building a hybrid "worldmode" phone that Verizon could use
Judging from reader comments in this space, there are a lot of cellphone owners in America locked into Verizon (VZ) contracts who would buy an iPhone in a minute if they didn't have to switch carriers to get it.
Verizon has made it pretty clear that it would cut a deal with Apple (AAPL), were it not for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 12, 2009 6:04 AM ET
A new tech wizard is fighting to return the ailing cellphone maker to relevance with a slate of new phones–and help from Google.
It's been more than a year Sanjay Jha left wireless chip maker Qualcomm (QCOM) to come to Motorola (MOT). As co-CEO of Motorola (along with Greg Brown), he took on a task even the private equity firms had passed on: saving the iconic handset division. Just as he MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Sep 29, 2009 11:55 AM ET
Car TV service CruiseCast is promising -- if only it didn't make us carsick.
I started regretting the Chef Boyardee mini pasta and meatballs I ate for lunch around the time we were making our third turn in midtown Manhattan. I tried not to reveal my discomfort, instead nodding studiously as Winston Guillory Jr., the president of RaySat Broadcasting Corp, showed me yet another feature of CruiseCast, and in-car television service MOREKim Thai, contributor - Jul 28, 2009 8:00 AM ET
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