The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

Today, our Better Buys series turns its lens on two massive companies that dominate very different businesses -- semiconductors and industrial conglomerates. Andrew pitches smartphone chip maker Qualcomm. Brendan weighs in on 3M's prospects going forward. Listen in to see which stock appears more attractive for investors today.

Andrew Tonner has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, and Qualcomm. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple, Google, and 3M. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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.