Will This Tech Titan Extend Itself Too Far?

No name is more synonymous with the semiconductor industry than Intel (Nasdaq: INTC  ) . The company dominates many key aspects of this now-critical area of business. However, there's news that the tech titan may be moving into a new line of business -- the cable industry. And while Intel has a long history of executing masterfully on its products, Andrew thinks this move would extend way past Intel's core competencies.

Going into 2012, Intel still enjoyed its perch atop the semi space, but it still has questions to answer. The company has yet to develop a meaningful presence in the burgeoning mobile-chipset space, where ARM Holdings' (Nasdaq: ARMH  ) architecture chips are firmly entrenched. The company hopes to address this situation with its upcoming set of Medfield chips, but surmounting ARM's massive lead will be a tall order for Intel. Listen in to hear about Intel and find out whether it still looks like an attractive buy, despite some recent headwinds.

Andrew Tonner held no financial position in any of the companies mentioned in this article at the time of publication. The Motley Fool owns shares of Qualcomm, Amazon.com, and Intel. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Amazon.com, Netflix, NVIDIA, and Intel and writing puts on NVIDIA. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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