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.
The combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.
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.
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.
The chipmaker's Quick Charge 3.0 technology not only improves battery cell life but allows for rapid charging.
Qualcomm expects to close the deal by the summer of 2015, giving it a boost in automotive and connected devices.
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.