Major chip vendors Intel and Qualcomm "missed the tablet boat" in 2012, and their future success hinges on Microsoft's Windows tablet operating system, judged Stuart Robinson, director of the handset component technologies service at Strategy Analytics.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is adding core services to its AllJoyn proximal networking software development project, and the company is also creating an AllJoyn Alliance to promote interoperability and develop consumer-facing marketing for the brand, said a company executive.
Leaked documents indicate Google will introduce the next major update of its Android mobile operating system this spring.
Qualcomm retained the pole position in the smartphone app processor market, while Apple led the tablet app processor market, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
The New York State comptroller is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for the right to inspect the company's books to determine how shareholder funds are being spent on political activities.
Fueled by smartphone demand and 3G and 4G network deployment, Qualcomm saw its semiconductor revenues soared 29.6 percent in 2012, pushing it from sixth place in 2011 to third place this year, according to the latest stats from market research firm Gartner.
Chip maker Intel announced Tuesday that Paul Otellini, its long-serving chief executive officer, is retiring in May.
Cisco is teaming with Qualcomm to help retail stores, hotels, and other businesses use their Wi-Fi networks to provide smartphone users with location-based services and monetize customer opportunities.
Sprint Nextel is rolling out Direct Connect Now, a downloadable application enabling subscribers to leverage push-to-talk capabilities on Android smartphones.
Intel is taking a page from its own playbook and marketing its microchips for mobile devices through an "Intel Inside" branding campaign.