In a move to help it target tablet computers, cell-phone-chip designer Qualcomm has reportedly offered $3.5 billion to buy Atheros Communications, which has developed chips that connect wireless computers to the Internet.
Intel's stock is up just 2% this year compared to the Nasdaq's 17% rise, and investors fret that the explosive growth of smartphones and tablets will crimp the market for the PC chips that produce the bulk of Intel's revenue. But the tech giant has a plan.
Something unusual is happening in the ever-exciting world of technology: The glamorous high techs that elicited immense awe as global growth leaders are now in the new proletariat class of attractive dividend plays. Here are nine dividend-paying high techs.
Upstart Qlik Technologies is trying to disrupt things in the business intelligence software world, and as proof of its success, the company pulled off a $112 million IPO Friday. Since opening trading at $10, the stock has seen a nice bounce. So what is Qlik, and what's it doing right?
U.S. corporate dividends are showing a big turnaround just one year after recording their worst quarter in history. S&P reports that 399 companies added $6.4 billion to dividends in the first quarter. By contrast, 367 companies cut dividends by a record $43.8 billion a year ago.
In a tradition that seems to have weathered even the direst financial news, some of America's top companies post practical jokes on April 1. From Google to Starbucks, the normally staid titans of industry are making the world just a little bit quirkier today.
You'd never know it from recent equity action, but fourth-quarter earnings season has so far been remarkably strong. Apart from when the news is bad, earnings reports have gotten the cold shoulder from investors so far this season.
There's been a lot of fuss at the Las Vegas electronics show over tablets and 3-D TVs, but Intel's new platform for mobile devices is a big deal. Long the leader in computer chips, Intel sees a market for its chips in mobile devices with the blurring of boundaries between computers and smartphones.
It's the largest developer of chips based on its proprietary CDMA wireless phone technology, and it's now mining new lucrative markets. Of 38 analysts who follow the stock, 31 rate it a buy.