The global semiconductor market is one of the most important areas in all of tech. Despite its size, it remains a somewhat fragmented, divergent market. At the top of the food chain resides Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), whose fortunes have faded lately with the rise of the mobile revolution. And riding that same wave to great success is Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM). These are clearly companies with very different recent pasts. In the video below, analyst Brendan Byrnes asks Fool contributor Andrew Tonner which remains the better potential buy for investors today.