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Intel to buy Altera for $16.7B as chipmakers consolidate

The world's largest chipmaker, looking ahead to changes in computing, makes its biggest acquisition ever.

By June 1, 2015


Intel's $15B deal for chipmaker Altera heats back up

Yet another multibillion-dollar deal in the chips world could be coming as soon as next week, according to a report.

By May 29, 2015


Chipmakers Avago, Broadcom join forces in $37B merger

The combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.

By May 28, 2015


Chipmakers NXP and Freescale to combine in $11.8 billion deal

The two companies may potentially develop new Internet of Things chips together.

By March 2, 2015


Internet of Things frenzy drives chipmaker land grab

Chipmakers are eager to stake a claim in the new market that promises to make dumb things smart by connecting to the Internet.

By January 19, 2015


Intel processor could be in next-gen Google Glass as chipmaker eyes wearables

Intel doesn't want to repeat the billion-dollar mistakes it made in the mobile market.

By December 1, 2014


Patent group to lower barrier for sharper next-gen video

Facing resistance from streaming-media companies, an industry group agrees to lower patent licensing fees that stand in the way of the shift to "4K" high-resolution video.

By September 24, 2015


Qualcomm eyes speedier smartphone recharging

The chipmaker's Quick Charge 3.0 technology not only improves battery cell life but allows for rapid charging.

By September 16, 2015


Qualcomm to buy British chipmaker CSR for $2.5B

Qualcomm expects to close the deal by the summer of 2015, giving it a boost in automotive and connected devices.

By October 15, 2014


Top chips exec Weili Dai sees 'hopeful' future for women in tech (Q&A)

Dai, co-founder of chipmaker Marvell and one of the US' wealthiest women, says that with a better ecosystem of support and encouragement, women will be able to contribute their natural talents to tech.

By August 29, 2015