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  1. Is Qualcomm Close to a Deal for NXP?

    October 21, 2016
    Talk of a megadeal in which leading smartphone chipmaker   Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) would acquire Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors ...
  2. Qualcomm-NXP Deal May Come Next Week (QCOM, NXPI)

    October 21, 2016
    Qualcomm and NXP gearing up to announce a deal as soon as next week.
  3. Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon 5G Chip Set (QCOM)

    October 19, 2016
    Qualcomm is the first out of the gate with a chip for the 5G market.
  4. Qualcomm Bringing Gigabit LTE to Australia

    October 18, 2016
    What if you didn't need fiber optic cable to get gigabit-speed internet access? Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has been working ...
  5. Qualcomm Steps Up Global Fight With Meizu (QCOM)

    October 18, 2016
    Qualcomm stepped up its battle with Meizu filing complaints in three countries.
  6. Qualcomm's Halo to Power Next-Gen Mercedes Hybrid

    October 13, 2016
    Because Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the dominant supplier of smartphone chip sets, it would be natural to expect its stock ...
  7. Galaxy Note 7 Fallout Could Hurt Qualcomm (QCOM)

    October 13, 2016
    Fall out from the end to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 goes beyond the smartphone maker. It may also impact semiconductor suppliers ...
  8. Qualcomm Adds HP's Livermore to Board (QCOM, NXPI)

    October 10, 2016
    Qualcomm appoints longtime Hewlett-Packard executive Ann Livermore to its board of directors.
  9. Report: Qualcomm Only Real Bidder for NXP (QCOM, NXPI)

    October 7, 2016
    Qualcomm is emerging as the only bidder for NXP as the two come closer to a deal.
  10. Report: Intel Could Be in 2017 Samsung Phones (INTC, QCOM)

    October 6, 2016
    Intel could make it into Samsung's phones slated for next year, which would be a blow to Qualcomm.
  11. Samsung to Be Sole Maker of Snapdragon 830 (QCOM)

    October 5, 2016
    Samsung Electronics will be the only manufacturer of Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 830 mobile chip.
  12. Buzz Has Qualcomm Scoring a Major Smartphone Win

    October 5, 2016
    According to rumor, South Korea-based smartphone king Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) has agreed to become the sole manufacturer ...
  13. Texas Instruments May Bid for NXP (TXN, QCOM)

    October 5, 2016
    Texas Instruments may step in and buy NXP, pushing Qualcomm out of the running.
  14. NXP-Qualcomm Deal Now Seems Less Likely (QCOM, NXPI)

    October 3, 2016
    Qualcomm may not be the only one interested in buying NXP, which hired investment bank Qatalyst Partners to aid in a sale. ...
  15. Analysts Upbeat on Qualcomm-NXP Deal (QCOM, NXPI)

    September 30, 2016
    Qualcomm's potential deal to buy NXP Semiconductors is being praised by some on Wall Street.
  16. Report: Qualcomm Chasing NXP Semiconductors

    September 30, 2016
    The next monster merger in the tech sector is apparently in the works. According to a report from Dow Jones Newswires, citing ...
  17. Qualcomm May Buy Auto Supplier NXP (QCOM, NXPI)

    September 30, 2016
    Qualcomm is reportedly in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors as a way to diversify.
  18. How Bad Is China from the Perspectives of U.S. Companies?

    September 29, 2016
    Many U.S. companies espoused a positive view of China's economic outlook, even though the nation's growth sputtered after ...
  19. Tech Cos. Join 5G-Auto Consortium (QCOM, INTC)

    September 28, 2016
    Qualcomm is joining a group of European car companies and other tech firms including Intel to bring 5G to the connected car. ...
  20. Qualcomm: Dual-Camera Phones for the Masses (QCOM)

    September 19, 2016
    Qualcomm is trying to bring dual cameras two the masses with its new Clear Sight technology.
  21. Qualcomm, Verizon Team Up on IoT (QCOM, VZ)

    September 16, 2016
    Qualcomm and Verizon are teaming up to drive adoption of Internet of Things devices.
  22. Qualcomm Joins IoT Patent Clearinghouse (QCOM)

    September 15, 2016
    Qualcomm has joined a patent licensing clearinghouse in an effort to spur growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) field.
  23. Qualcomm Branches Out—Drones, IoT, Test Services (QCOM)

    September 14, 2016
    Qualcomm is branching into new market as it looks for additional areas of growth.
  24. Semiconductor Stocks Solid Amid Bull Market (SOXX)

    September 13, 2016
    The PHLX Semiconductor Index has spiked more than 40% this year as bullish investors bank on heightened commodity demand ...
  25. NVIDIA, AMD Battle for a Spot in Samsung Galaxys

    September 12, 2016
    Like other big hitters in the global smartphone market, South Korea-based Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) is exploring ways to ...
  26. Qualcomm Seen Losing to Intel on iPhone 7 (QCOM)

    September 8, 2016
    Everyone knew Qualcomm was going to lose some share in the iPhone 7 but some analysts were surprised by the magnitude.
  27. Qualcomm Shows Off Virtual Reality Headset that Could Reduce ...

    September 2, 2016
    Qualcomm is aiming to lower the cost of virtual reality devices with a new reference design for a headset.
  28. VTSMX, VFINX, VINIX: Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Qualcomm

    August 29, 2016
    Explore the three mutual funds that hold the largest amounts of Qualcomm shares. Find out how QCOM shares fit into three ...
  29. Top 5 Electronics Stocks of 2016 (TXN, QCOM)

    August 26, 2016
    As electronic devices play an increasingly important role in modern life, consider these top-performing electronics stocks ...
  30. Qualcomm Flaw Makes 900M Devices Vulnerable (QCOM)

    August 9, 2016
    A Qualcomm chip found in around 900 million smartphones has four vulnerabilities that could enable hackers to take over the ...
  31. Qualcomm Inks Another Patent Deal in China

    August 2, 2016
    While Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) efforts to break into the fast-growing China mobile market have had their ups and downs ...
  32. Semiconductors Reach Multi-year High (SOX, QCOM)

    July 27, 2016
    Semiconductor stocks have hit a record high, as measured by the PHLX Semiconductor Index (SOX)
  33. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China

    July 24, 2016
    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  34. Why Qualcomm's 3Q Earnings Blew Away Expectations

    July 22, 2016
    Shares of Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) soared more than 7% on Thursday after the chipmaker crushed analysts' expectations on ...
  35. Qualcomm Stock Soars on Q3 Earnings, Guidance Beat

    July 20, 2016
    Qualcomm not only reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates, the company also raised its outlook.
  36. This S. Korean Patent Issue Could Pummel Qualcomm

    July 20, 2016
    It's beginning to feel as though Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is spending as much time dealing with its legal troubles as it ...
  37. Apple Stock Pressured by Weak iPhone Projections

    July 5, 2016
    Multiple analysts, citing supply chain checks, lowered their Q3 forecasts for iPhone unit shipments - something that's become ...
  38. Qualcomm Stock Downgraded on Brexit Fears (QCOM, INTC)

    July 5, 2016
    Qualcomm stock faces pressure, falling more than 3% over the past month, driven by a combination of weak revenue and recent ...
  39. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Qualcomm's Competitive Advantage? ...

    July 3, 2016
    Analyze Qualcomm's economic moat. Determine which factors are driving competitive advantage, and consider the long-term sustainability ...
  40. Smartphone Still Has Growth Potential in Developed Markets (APPL, ...

    June 29, 2016
    Learn why the conventional wisdom about saturation in the smartphone market is incorrect and why opportunities exist to expand ...
  41. 5G Network: 3 Companies to Invest in Before 2020 (QCOM, NOK)

    June 29, 2016
    According to a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, these companies are developing the equipment needed to make the ongoing ...
  42. Intel Gears Up for Its Third Wave of Layoffs

    June 28, 2016
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) will start its third wave of layoffs by the end of the month, according to a recent Digitimes article. ...
  43. Qualcomm Pushes Back on Patent Violations in China

    June 24, 2016
    After a lengthy battle with China's regulatory bodies over its patent licensing fees, which included paying a whopping $975 ...
  44. New Qualcomm Partnership Expands "Smart" Offerings

    June 20, 2016
    The inevitable slowdown of high-end smartphone sales hasn't put a damper on Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) stock performance ...
  45. Buffett's Moat: Is Intel's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? ...

    June 20, 2016
    Examine Intel's economic moat to assess its width and sustainability. Can Intel's competitive advantage keep returns above ...
  46. Is Qualcomm Going to Be Another IBM? (QCOM)

    June 16, 2016
    Investigate how Qualcomm may advance its wireless communication technologies to avoid becoming another IBM, which has struggled ...
  47. Some iPhone 7s to Use Intel's 4G Modem Chips

    June 13, 2016
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) will be supplying 4G baseband modems for some iPhone 7s, according to a recent Bloomberg article that ...
  48. Qualcomm Stock Already Reflects iPhone Decline (QCOM, AAPL)

    June 13, 2016
    Qualcomm share price decline already assumes the potential pressure from falling iPhone revenue.
  49. Is GoPro Planning to Ditch Ambarella?

    June 9, 2016
    Fairly or unfairly, many investors still see the fates of action-camera maker GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) and imaging processor ...
  50. Hedge Funds: Is Activist Investing Peaking? (M, QCOM)

    June 8, 2016
    Discover the trend and direction of activist campaigns by hedge funds and whether they have reached a peak or are continuing ...
  51. Intel Extends Its IoT Reach With Itseez Purchase

    May 27, 2016
    CEO Brian Krzanich has been discussing the need for Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) to move away from the world's dying PC marketplace ...
  52. Qualcomm Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend Friday (QCOM)

    May 27, 2016
    Qualcomm will send its dividend payment on June 22 to shareholders of record as of June 1.
  53. Qualcomm and Medtronic Team Up to Tackle Diabetes

    May 26, 2016
    In the coming years, the Internet of Things is expected to play a key role in improving global health, and Qualcomm (NASDAQ: ...
  54. 2 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Shrinking Smartphone Market (QQQ, ...

    May 25, 2016
    Watch for a rebound in global smartphone sales in 2017, after the remaining months of 2016 continue to bring an anticipated ...
  55. Qualcomm's Secret Weapon: IoT Patents

    May 24, 2016
    When CEO Steve Mollenkopf shared Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) second-quarter 2016 earnings on April 20, he noted its "strong ...
  56. AMD Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    May 5, 2016
    Learn about the business operations of five key companies serving as supply partners in support of AMD's global semiconductor ...
  57. Michael Walkley's Special Insights on Tech Giants

    May 4, 2016
    Top analyst Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity provides his insights exclusively to TipRanks on tech giants Apple, Qualcomm, ...
  58. Intel's CEO Maps Out Its Non-PC-Centric Future

    April 27, 2016
    April 19 was a wild day for Intel shareholders. It ended with what most pundits considered a mediocre first quarter earnings ...
  59. Has Intel Bumped Qualcomm From the iPhone 7?

    April 27, 2016
    Despite its 19% drop in sales last quarter to $5.6 billion, significantly lower expenses helped Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) ...
  60. Earnings Guide: 3 Insights to Consider in U.S. Markets (QCOM, ...

    April 26, 2016
    Assess current earnings trends that affect financial decisions in today's volatile market, focusing on ratios, dividends ...
  61. Qualcomm Stock Hinges on Strong Q1 Earnings (QCOM)

    April 20, 2016
    Despite Qualcomm's revenue declines and the eroding market share, the semiconductor giant might have already seen the worst ...
  62. New Intel Exec Pushes for Company-Wide Change

    April 14, 2016
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) made quite a splash when the company announced it had lured Murthy Renduchintala away from rival chip ...
  63. Qualcomm Hikes Its Dividend, Stock Climbs (QCOM)

    April 12, 2016
    The confidence implied in Qualcomm's dividend increase suggests Qualcomm is not worried about cash position.
  64. Qualcomm Seals Another Chinese Licensing Deal

    April 11, 2016
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), the largest mobile chipmaker in the world, recently signed a new 3G and 4G patent licensing agreement ...
  65. How are Englander's investment faring? (QCOM, SUNE)

    April 5, 2016
    Let’s take a closer look at Israel Englander’s fourth quarter investments in QUALCOMM, Inc. and Sunedison Inc.
  66. Intel Mobile Chief Resigns After Short Tenure

    April 4, 2016
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) mobile chief Aicha Evans will step down after holding the position for less than a year, according ...
  67. Will Qualcomm Lose Out on Apple's iPhone? (QCOM, AAPL)

    March 29, 2016
    Losing Apple's business would be a major blow to Qualcomm, which suffered massive revenue losses after its chip was left ...
  68. Has Qualcomm Become a Value Stock? (QCOM)

    March 22, 2016
    Assuming QCOM was priced on par with the S&P 500, the stock would be valued today at around $67, or 30% higher than current ...
  69. 3 Nasdaq-100 Stocks at or Near Monthly Buy Signals

    March 18, 2016
    Monthly Stochastics crossovers identify significant turning points where shareholder supply and demand can shift forcefully.
  70. Qualcomm Opens Its VR Doors to Developers

    March 17, 2016
    By most accounts, virtual reality (VR) is expected to become a huge market in the coming months and years. One estimate ...
  71. Information Technology Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLK, MSFT)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the eight industries shaping the information technology sector of the S&P 500, and learn which of its largest companies ...
  72. VGT Vs. SMH: Comparing Technology ETFs

    March 12, 2016
    Consider investing in a technology sector ETF as interest rates rise. Recent bearish trading activity brings bargains for ...
  73. 5 C-Level Execs Poached From fortune 500 Companies (PG, TWTR)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn which high-level executives were poached from Fortune 500 companies and how their departures could hurt their former ...
  74. Qualcomm's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (QCOM)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn about mobile phone chip maker Qualcomm, its top three most profitable lines of business and how Samsung can help revitalize ...
  75. Analyzing Qualcomm's Return on Equity (QCOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn about Qualcomm's return on equity. Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ROE ...
  76. The Top 5 Positions in Barry Rosenstein's Portfolio (QCOM, HTZ)

    February 27, 2016
    Take a look at the top five holdings for billionaire investor Barry Rosenstein, founder of activist investment advisory fund ...
  77. 3 Chip Makers Betting on the Drone Industry in 2016 (INTC, QCOM)

    February 9, 2016
    Find out which of the big chip makers are betting heavily on a burgeoning consumer drone market that could be the next big ...
  78. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Qualcomm Stock (QCOM, BRCM)

    February 2, 2016
    Understand the long-term fundamental risks related to investing in Qualcomm stock, and how financial ratios also play into ...
  79. Qualcomm Stock: A Dividend Analysis (QCOM)

    January 29, 2016
    Read an analysis of Qualcomm, Inc. and its dividends, which are poised to increase in the future due to the growing mobile ...
  80. Qualcomm Beats FYQ1 Earnings, Q2 Guidance Weak (QCOM)

    January 28, 2016
    While the company has already seen the worse of its revenue struggles, weak Q2 guidances suggests tons of work still remains ...
  81. Qualcomm Shows Signs of Life Ahead of Q4 Earnings

    January 25, 2016
    Qualcomm's 2016 business outlook Wednesday may offer an upside surprise to share price.
  82. 4 Tech Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (QCOM, CSCO)

    January 22, 2016
    Discover four stocks of technology companies that offer attractive dividend yields for investors interested in both capital ...
  83. Qualcomm Stock is Broken, Not the Company

    January 11, 2016
    With some 17,000 patents in its portfolio, good luck finding a state-of-the-art smartphone that doesn't contain Qualcomm's ...
  84. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Hardware Stocks for 2016 (GRMN, QCOM)

    January 7, 2016
    Discover the top four dividend stocks in the hardware industry, including one long-standing blue chip and a few value investments ...
  85. 10 Stocks That Stand to Benefit From the Rise of Virtual Reality

    December 31, 2015
    Earlier attempts at virtual reality failed, but 2016 promises to usher in a new generation of virtual reality technology ...
  86. The Top 5 Large-Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn the top five large-cap hardware stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with a summary and expected growth opportunities ...
  87. Qualcomm Decides Against Splitting the Company (QCOM, INTC)

    December 15, 2015
    Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has rejected calls from activist investor Jana Partners for the company to split ...
  88. Fed Hike Meeting, Qualcomm and Junk Bond Implosion

    December 15, 2015
    U.S. markets are sending out mixed signals ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting that will probably end with a ...
  89. Qualcomm's 3 Key Financial Ratios (QCOM)

    December 11, 2015
    Understand what some of the financial ratios say about Qualcomm's changing business and what the future may hold for the ...
  90. Barron's Recap: Impact Investing Done Right

    November 30, 2015
    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's is part of the Penta Quarterly. This issue also includes a special report on ...
  91. Is Qualcomm Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (QCOM)

    November 11, 2015
    Find out if Qualcomm stock is an appropriate retirement investment based on stability and valuation. Is QCOM more suitable ...
  92. If You Had Invested in Qualcomm Right After Its IPO (QCOM)

    November 11, 2015
    Find out about how much you would have if you had bought 100 shares of Qualcomm during its initial public offering and the ...
  93. Is The Internet of Things a Good Investment?

    October 20, 2015
    Investing in the Internet of Things in a targeted way means picking individual stocks. So be prepared: It's a high-risk, ...
  94. Intel's Aggressive Mobile Ambitions Continue (INTC, QCOM)

    October 20, 2015
    Not surprisingly, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) reported a decline in its PC-related, Client Computing Group division again last ...
  95. Intel Cuts Data Center Forecast as Threats Loom (ARMH, INTC)

    October 14, 2015
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) recently reduced its full-year forecast for its Data Center Group (DCG) during its third quarter conference ...
  96. Look Out Intel, Here Come Qualcomm Server Chips (INTC, QCOM)

    October 9, 2015
    Nearly a year after Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced its intentions to enter the ARM server CPU market, the chipmaker has ...
  97. Facebook's Giant Profit Opportunity in Africa (AFK, ERIC)

    October 8, 2015
    Facebook wants to bring the Internet to sub-Saharan Africa, where 209 million people could come online in the coming years.
  98. Qualcomm to Give Mobile Devices a Quick Charge (QCOM, GOOG)

    September 16, 2015
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) thinks your smartphone needs more battery life. On Tuesday, the company unveiled Quick Charge 3. ...
  99. ARM Holdings "Accelerates" Into China IoT Market (ARMH, IBM)

    September 8, 2015
    Chip designer ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) recently partnered up with Chinese company Thundersoft, an Android core technology ...
  100. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet (CSCO, HPQ)

    September 7, 2015
    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
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