The two companies may potentially develop new Internet of Things chips together.
Chipmakers are eager to stake a claim in the new market that promises to make dumb things smart by connecting to the Internet.
Intel doesn't want to repeat the billion-dollar mistakes it made in the mobile market.
Qualcomm expects to close the deal by the summer of 2015, giving it a boost in automotive and connected devices.
Dutch chipmaker NXP will provide the chips required to support the short-range wireless tech known near-field communications, according to the Financial Times.
TSMC may still have to compete with Samsung for processor orders from Apple, according to a report.
The ambitious new version of Windows, due this summer, will find its way to an even billion devices within two to three years, Microsoft says.
Although the new LG G4 smartphone will be using Qualcomm's 808 -- and not the 810, its higher-end cousin -- the chipmaker is still betting big on the 810.
Micron Technology is a very big chipmaker that's closer to Apple than it ever has been.
Microsoft believes it can turn any screen -- especially the one you carry around in your pocket -- into your PC.