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Qualcomm could be nearing settlement of Chinese antitrust investigation

Chinese regulators said that Qualcomm is willing to make changes to improve its pricing practices in the country, which could lead to the end of an anti-trust probe against the chipset giant.

Qualcomm: Chinese antitrust probe likely will result in 'some loss'

China's antitrust regulator has concluded that Qualcomm commands a monopoly in the Chinese chipset market, according to a report from the state-run  Securities Times  newspaper that cited unnamed sources close to China's antitrust regulator. However, it's unclear whether the country's regulator has decided that Qualcomm has abused that position for its own gain.

Broadcom to slash 2,500 jobs in winding down of cellular baseband biz

Broadcom said it will cut 2,500 jobs, about one-fifth of its total workforce, as part of a winding down of its cellular baseband chipset unit. The company made the announcement Tuesday in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings.

Intel's mobile biz loses $1.12B in Q2 despite uptick in tablet sales

Intel's mobile business continued to bleed cash and its wireless-related revenue declined significantly in the second quarter even as the company as a whole reported strong earnings for the period. The company said it is making progress toward its goal of shipping its chips inside 40 million tablets in 2014--but it is currently losing money because it is paying OEMs to put its chip inside their tablets.

Chipset M&A heating up this year, having hit $11B already

So far 2014 is the biggest year for deals among chipset companies since 2011--and it's not over yet. Almost $11 billion worth of North American semiconductor transactions were announced in the first half of 2014, according to data compiled by  Bloomberg.

Chipset suppliers are helping OEMs get other phone components

Qualcomm, MediaTek and other chipset companies are increasingly helping their OEM partners and other customers get phone components such as speakers and camera lenses as a way to juice their business.

Intel exec sees AT&T as potential partner in network infrastructure chip market

Intel envisions a multibillion-dollar opportunity to bring its chipsets into network infrastructure as more and more operators turn to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), according to executive Rose Schooler.

Intel sees NFV unlocking huge networking opportunity, with AT&T as a potential partner

Intel envisions a multibillion-dollar opportunity to bring its chipsets into network infrastructure as more and more operators turn to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and run commoditized servers and other gear. Carriers are just starting this process with their vendor partners, but Intel sees AT&T's Domain 2.0 initiative to get vendors to virtualize their hardware as a promising opportunity, according to Intel's Rose Schooler.

Sequans' low-cost LTE platform makes a play for the Internet of Things

Sequans Communications is aiming to make LTE as affordable as older 2G technologies for use in machine-to-machine applications and the Internet-of Things. The Paris-based chipmaker says it has closed in on that goal with its new Colibri LTE platform.

Ericsson not giving up on chipsets and modems, but faces tough competitor in Qualcomm

Ericsson is not giving up on the market for smartphone modems, but it will have a steep hill to climb to challenge industry leader Qualcomm.