A looming clash between Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. will take center stage at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas, with both chipmakers seeking to control the future of mobile devices.
Arizona got snubbed by Apple Inc. in 2012 when the iPhone maker picked Texas to build a new operations hub. Scott Smith, the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, was determined to keep history from repeating itself.
Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., the two largest U.S. chipmakers, are under threat in the fastest- growing part of the tablet market from a band of upstarts with names like Allwinner Technology Co. and Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. that are little known outside southern China.
Nvidia Corp., the largest maker of chips used in computer graphics cards, rose the most in more than five weeks after saying it plans to license technology to other chipmakers, seeking to broaden sources of revenue.
Nvidia Corp. , the maker of chips for computer graphics cards, is working on a microprocessor for tablet devices that would directly compete with Intel Corp. products, two people familiar with the matter said.