Intel Corp. is re-entering the market for mobile-phone chips with the proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of the wireless-chip division of Germany's Infineon Technologies AG. Below are the rankings of the top makers of processors and other communications chips for mobile phones, as ranked by Gartner Inc. based on worldwide figures in 2009.
INTEL'S DILEMMA: Intel Corp. is at risk of missing out on the next great opportunity for semiconductor companies _ smart phones _ which is why it has decided to buy the wireless-chip division of Germany's Infineon Technologies AG
As the world's biggest maker of computer chips, Intel Corp. can't afford to ignore its huge blind spot in mobile phones.
ATMI Inc., which provides specialty materials to semiconductor makers, said Monday its board has authorized a share repurchase program for up to $50 million in stock.
Google Inc. has retained the right to publish content from The Associated Press under a new licensing deal that thaws the sometimes-frosty relationship between the two companies.
NEW CONTENT CONTRACT: Google Inc. will be able to continue publishing content from The Associated Press on Google's website under a new licensing agreement.
MySpace, which recently revamped itself to look more like Facebook, is now allowing users to sync their posts to Facebook, too.
HP OKS BUYBACK: Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board has authorized the repurchase of $10 billion in shares.
The Friday article "Slow progress feared in stem cell study" makes it clear that proponents of stem-cell research fear that a drawn-out legal fight will devastate biomedical research for years, while pro-life advocates believe it will spur much-needed work in the adult stem-cell field.