If Broadcom Ltd’s unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc succeeds, it could set up a battle in connected cars (iot) with Intel Corp for dominance in the production of the next generation of communications chips, which will play a vital role in so-called connected.
Vehicles of every sort and fleet vehicle already are starting to add wireless chips to download everything from maps to entertainment, and in a few years, nearly every new car may be connected. Self-driving cars, still in test mode, will accelerate the move.
“The amount of chips per car is going to grow dramatically,” said Egil Juliussen, a principal analyst for automotive technology at IHSMarkit. in connected cars (iot) Chip makers are scrambling to create new mobile networks, the so called fifth generation,
which will link phones as well as fleet vehicle , drones and even industrial devices such as smart street lights, which count pedestrians and send data to city planners. in connected cars (iot) Qualcomm long was the dominant communications chip maker for mobile phones , although computer chip maker Intel has begun muscling into the space.
Each now supplies about half Apple Inc’s iPhone communications chips, for instance.
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