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Intel wins another Apple deal from Qualcomm, Samsung outshines them both

There were several chip-related news announcements during Wireless Watch’s summer break which would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Samsung’s semiconductor arm overtakes Intel in revenue and profit. Intel wins a modem deal with Apple, ahead of Qualcomm. Samsung pips Qualcomm to the post to be first with a six-carrier LTE modem. Is the mobile chip market changing forever or are these temporary blips? The chip industry landscape is shifting rapidly now after a decade of gradual but steady change, much of it driven by the rising importance of mobile devices and the eclipse of the PC. That change shifted power and profits from Intel, with its successive failures in the mobile processor market, to Qualcomm, the apparently…

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