QCOM : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. FTC Files Antitrust Charges Against Qualcomm

    January 18, 2017
    The Federal Trade Commission contends Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive tactics over licensing.
  2. Qualcomm-NXP Deal: Trump Talk Raises Concerns

    January 16, 2017
    President-elect Trump's stance on China trade fuels concerns that NXP merger could be derailed.
  3. Boyd Watterson Asset Management Llc Buys SPDR S&P 500, iShares ...

    January 14, 2017
    Investment company Boyd Watterson Asset Management Llc buys SPDR S&P 500, iShares National Muni Bond, iShares US Preferred ...
  4. Qualcomm Poised to Gain In China Smartphone Market

    January 13, 2017
    Its potential gain in China prompted Rosenblatt Securities to raise its price target on the stock.
  5. Qualcomm's Venture Arm Invests In Team8

    January 9, 2017
    Israel-based Team8, a creator of cybersecurity startups, got venture funding from the chip giant.
  6. NXP CEO: Trump Stance on China Won't Imperil Sale

    January 6, 2017
    The Dutch company's chief is not concerned the hardline president-elect will block Qualcomm sale.
  7. UnitedHealth Puts Fitbit on Its Fitness Plan

    January 6, 2017
    It's been a rocky road for Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) stock since the wearables leader announced weaker-than-expected quarterly ...
  8. Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon Chip for IoT

    January 4, 2017
    Qualcomm rolls out a new Snapdragon 835 processor with an eye toward connected devices.
  9. Report: Qualcomm to Invest In Softbank Tech Fund

    January 3, 2017
    The chipmaker has agreed to invest in a new fund for advanced technologies.
  10. Qualcomm Reveals Asus' New AR-VR Ready Smartphone

    January 3, 2017
    Though it's making headway in a number of fast-growing markets, smartphone system-on-a-chip (SoCs) solutions remain a Qualcomm ...
  11. Fitbit in Healthcare Deal With UnitedHealth

    January 3, 2017
    Fitbit's Charge 2 model will be part of a UnitedHealthcare Motion wellness program.
  12. Qualcomm Reaches Patent Deal With China's Meizu

    December 30, 2016
    The chipmaker signed a license agreement with Meizu Technology, one of the last holdouts in China.
  13. Is Qualcomm’s Royalty Revenue at Risk?

    December 29, 2016
    Royalty revenue is at risk if more countries follow China and South Korea's antitrust divisions.
  14. Qualcomm Hit With $865 Million Fine from S. Korea

    December 28, 2016
    Less than two years  after Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) wrote a $975 million check to settle antitrust charges from one of China's ...
  15. South Korea Hits Qualcomm With $854M Fine

    December 28, 2016
    The huge fine was imposed by South Korea's antitrust regulator over abusive business practices.
  16. Qualcomm Seals Another Patent Deal in China

    December 28, 2016
    Last quarter, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) cited "new  license agreements in China" as a key driver of its impressive 13% jump ...
  17. Qualcomm Inks Patent Agreement With China’s Guonee

    December 27, 2016
    The chipmaker reached a patent agreement with another Chinese mobile phone manufacturer.
  18. Qualcomm Joins Global Self-Driving Car Coalition

    December 19, 2016
    Qualcomm is joining a second global consortium that aims to help make self-driving cars a reality.
  19. Qualcomm Downgraded to Neutral By JPMorgan

    December 15, 2016
    JPMorgan downgraded the stock due to smartphone demand and a near fully valued share price.
  20. Microsoft, Qualcomm Team Against Intel on PCs

    December 8, 2016
    Microsoft rolls out a new version of Windows 10 OS to run on Qualcomm chips, putting Intel on notice.
  21. Qualcomm Challenges Intel's Data Center Dominance

    December 7, 2016
    In what it describes as an effort to  reshape the future of data center computing, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) unveiled and ...
  22. Qualcomm Vs. Intel In Server Chip Market (QCOM)

    December 7, 2016
    Qualcomm is taking on Intel in the server chip market announcing what it is calling the world's first 10nm server processor. ...
  23. Analysts: Positive Trends for Chipmakers (INTC, QCOM)

    December 5, 2016
    The Semiconductor Industry Association indicates global chip sales up 10% in October YOY, driven by strength in microprocessor, ...
  24. Report: Apple May Drop Intel Chips (QCOM, INTC)

    December 5, 2016
    Qualcomm may feel vindicated if Northland Capital Markets assessment proves true. The investment firm thinks Apple will cut ...
  25. Qualcomm to Help Drone Industry Grow (QCOM)

    December 2, 2016
    Qualcomm thinks it has a way to move the drone market beyond the line of site requirement using cellphone networks.
  26. 3 Tech Stocks To Buy For The Bounce (MSFT, TXN)

    December 2, 2016
    Big tech has been sold aggressively in recent weeks but a handful of components have held up exceptional well and could lead ...
  27. Qualcomm Shares Fall On iPhone 7 Concerns (QCOM)

    December 2, 2016
    Qualcomm shares fell in trading Thursday after a report emerged that demand for the Apple iPhone 7 may be waning.
  28. Qualcomm: A Win From Sales of VR Gear? (QCOM)

    November 28, 2016
    Virtual reality demand over the Black Friday weekend may benefit Qualcomm in the future.
  29. Qualcomm’s Newest Chipset Details Leaked (QCOM)

    November 23, 2016
    Specifications of Qualcomm's upcoming mobile chip, which if true, shows a much more powerful chipset.
  30. Intel Making Sharp Cuts to Its Wearables Unit

    November 21, 2016
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is reportedly laying off part the staff of its wearables business, according to TechCrunch. That's ...
  31. Qualcomm: Mobile Phone Charging in Minutes (QCOM)

    November 18, 2016
    Qualcomm is rolling out the next generation of its phone charging technology boasting the ability to get a five hour charge ...
  32. Qualcomm: ITC to Probe China Patent Cases (QCOM)

    November 16, 2016
    The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to investigate Qualcomm's claims that some smartphone makers in China are infringing ...
  33. Study: AI Will Hurt Smartphones Sales (T, QCOM)

    November 16, 2016
    Smartphone sales are forecast to decline by 20% during the next ten years, which doesn't bode well for U.S. wireless carriers ...
  34. Qualcomm, Tencent Join for AR, VR Venture (QCOM)

    November 15, 2016
    Qualcomm is teaming up with Tencent of China to grow the augmented and virtual reality markets.
  35. Morgan Stanley Downgrades Qualcomm Stock (QCOM)

    November 10, 2016
    It would seem Morgan Stanley believes that Qualcomm will have a much tougher time beating estimates in the quarters ahead. ...
  36. Qualcomm Close to Unveiling OnePlus 3T Device

    November 8, 2016
    In what may be one of the worst-kept secrets in tech, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is reportedly close to taking the wraps offs ...
  37. Qualcomm, Preh Ink Electric-Vehicle Deal (QCOM, NXPI)

    November 8, 2016
    Qualcomm inked a deal with Preh to incorporate its Halo technology into wireless charging products.
  38. NXP Exec: Self-Driving Cars Drive M&A (NXPI, QCOM)

    November 7, 2016
    NXP automotive General Manager Kurt Sievers thinks more semiconductor M&A is going to happen courtesy of the race for self ...
  39. Qualcomm: Analysts Brush Off Guidance After NXP (QCOM, NXPI)

    November 4, 2016
    Qualcomm's fourth quarter forecast may have left investors concerned but Wall Street analyst aren't worried and they are ...
  40. Qualcomm: Q4 Beats But Guidance Tempered (QCOM)

    November 3, 2016
    Qualcomm reported fiscal fourth quarter revenue that beat Wall Street but tempered its guidance a bit due to lower licensing ...
  41. The iPhone 8 May Come Without A Charging Port (AAPL, QCOM)

    November 2, 2016
    First, no headphone jack. Next, possibly no recharging port.
  42. Qualcomm to Report Q4 in Wake of NXP Deal (QCOM)

    November 2, 2016
    Qualcomm reports earnings after the close and investors will be looking to hear more about the NXP deal as well as how its ...
  43. Qualcomm: Nomura Raises Price Target (QCOM, NXPI)

    October 31, 2016
    Qualcomm gets its rating and price target raised by Nomura based on its acquisition of NXP.
  44. October Surprise: A Record Month for M&A (QCOM, T)

    October 28, 2016
    Record month: Defying the usual pre-election corporate jitters, merger deals worth about $250 billion were been made in October.
  45. Qualcomm Buys NXP With Offshore Cash (QCOM)

    October 28, 2016
    Qualcomm is going to use offshore cash to pay off the debt portion of the NXP Semiconductors acquisition, avoiding taxes ...
  46. Qualcomm CEO: Investors Will Like NXP (QCOM, NXPI)

    October 27, 2016
    Qualcomm CEO says investors are going to be happy with results of NXP deal.
  47. Qualcomm to Buy NXP for $47 Billion

    October 27, 2016
    In the one of the largest tech deals in history -- and the biggest ever in semiconductors -- smartphone processor and modem ...
  48. Qualcomm to Acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 Bn (QCOM, NXPI)

    October 27, 2016
    Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) has confirmed today that it will buy Dutch rival NXP Semiconductors for $110 a share in an all-cash ...
  49. Report: Qualcomm, NXP Agree to $110 a Share (QCOM, NXPI)

    October 24, 2016
    Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductor reached a handshake deal in which Qualcomm will pay $110 a share for NXP.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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 ...
  54. Qualcomm Steps Up Global Fight With Meizu (QCOM)

    October 18, 2016
    Qualcomm stepped up its battle with Meizu filing complaints in three countries.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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. ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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. ...
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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)
  82. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China

    July 24, 2016
    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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. ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Qualcomm Stock Already Reflects iPhone Decline (QCOM, AAPL)

    June 13, 2016
    Qualcomm share price decline already assumes the potential pressure from falling iPhone revenue.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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