Broadcom announced the first 802.11 Wi-Fi chip that enables mobile devices to transmit and receive data over the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands at the same time.
The chipmaker has been working on new technology for its cable provider customers, including a TV dongle and a chip for faster broadband speeds.
The combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.
The chipmakers both unveil new platforms to help smaller devices last a little longer.
In an effort to prod gadget makers to build new Net-connected devices, the chipmaker announces a compact kit that can be turned directly into products.
Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.
The chip designer is reportedly in talks to spend about $80 million on Israel-based Sansa Security, which would help it compete in the growing market for connected devices.
Intel is looking to drive adoption of Rezence, partnering with Targus and Chinese manufacturer Haier to get wireless charging standard into homes, hotels, restaurants and more.
The world's largest chipmaker, looking ahead to changes in computing, makes its biggest acquisition ever.
Yet another multibillion-dollar deal in the chips world could be coming as soon as next week, according to a report.