VMware Lowers Registration Threshold and 4 Chip and Big Data Stocks on the Move

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Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) recently announced that its latest wireless connectivity platform will be included in Nintendo’s Wii U gaming portal. This new gaming process has been created mainly for the integration of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Near Field Communications (AMEX:NFC) process. Along with Nintendo, the company has designed advanced 5 GHz Wi-Fi techniques mainly used to control low-latency video and supporting audio transmission among the Wii U console and its controller. The company’s NFC system is expected to give an advanced, integrated, and secured gaming platform for GamePad. Also, with the assistance of the Bluetooth 4.0 services, the most recent gaming system has the potential to be used with several legacy games and legacy peripherals. The integration of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC within the new Wii U gaming process is to lead a new age for video game.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) is best known for its ARM-based Snapdragon chips, and the company has revealed that it estimates that a total of nearly five billion smartphones will be sold from 2012 to 2016. According to Pocket Lint, the prediction was made during a presentation at the company’s annual general meeting. IDC has stated that 181.1 million smartphones were sold globally during Q3 of 2012, which comes to a yearly rate of 724.4 million.

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ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH) stated yesterday that it has entered a partnership with Taiwan’s state-funded Institute for Information Industry, which was designed as a means to assist local engineers in the development of applications that are based on ARM’s technology. ARM, which licenses architecture for chips that are used in the majority of Android-powered smartphones and tablets, are expected to introduce its accredited engineer program to various training institutes and universities countrywide, the company stated at its news conference. Over the next two years, during the first phase, the program is to place a focus on the fields of embedded computer system design and Internet-connected technology, according to Ian Drew, who is tbe executive vice president of ARM’s marketing and business development.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) has relocated to Austin, next to a Chevrolet dealership on Interstate 35, near heavy traffic. The company’s address was not a top priority for the San Antonio-based company, who has named itself the second-largest provider of public cloud services after Amazon Inc. Also, Rackspace has over 400 workers in Austin, which has risen over 100 from last year.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has recently reduced its deal registration threshold, allowing additional partners targeting the space as a way to tout virtualization. VMware’s Advantage Plus deal registration program possesses a minimum deal size of $6,000, which has fallen from the previous minimum of $10,000. Colleen Kapase, VMware’s Senior Director, Partner Strategy, stated that the company has placed focus on organizations with 250 to 500 employees.

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