Why This Tech Stock Soared Today


This afternoon, chip powerhouse Intel announced a $375 million acquisition of 1,700 patents from InterDigital Communciations related to various wireless technologies. It's no secret by now that Intel is making a big push into mobile chipsets, a market currently dominated by ARM Holdings. Shares in InterDigital soared on the news this afternoon, but it may not be the only company benefiting from the news. In the following video, Brenton describes today's deal in more detail and outlines another company that's looking to monetize some patents of its own.

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