Intel buys Infineon Wireless Radio Chip Unit

Does this new Intel acquisition takes it further towards an mHealth position? Infineon is Europe’s second-largest semiconductor maker. “It’s a good deal for both companies,” said Marco Guenther, an analyst with Hamburger Sparkasse in Hamburg. “Intel strengthens its position in the fast-growing smartphone market…” Bloomberg item. (Previous TA item about healthcare implications of Intel’s acquisition of McAfee.)

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  1. Intel vs. Qualcomm?

    ‘Intel Corp., the world’s largest chipmaker, agreed to buy Infineon Technologies AG’s wireless unit for about $1.4 billion, gaining a foothold in the mobile-phone business it has struggled to crack for more than a decade.” and ‘Infineon trails San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc., which dominates the market for chips that control radio functions in phones.’

    Nothing like California North vs. South!  But will buying a trailing performer (in the EU) really strengthen Intel…and is this more for M2M and healthcare?

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