HTC is acquiring VIA Technologies' S3 Graphics division for $300M. S3 could assist HTC in...

|By:, SA News Editor
HTC is acquiring VIA Technologies' S3 Graphics division for $300M. S3 could assist HTC in developing graphics chips for its smartphones and tablets. If so, that would be a negative for chip supplier Qualcomm (QCOM), since HTC might no longer need the company's high-end processors. Less powerful Qualcomm chips could suffice.