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Qualcomm Partners with Packet to Introduce its 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor

Along with smartphone SoCs, Qualcomm has their hand in a lot of other markets right now. Their modems are quite popular due to the patents they own, and the company is trying to dive into IoT solutions as well. We generally don't hear much about Qualcomm's processors in the server space, but the company is...

Apple Says Qualcomm’s Chip Licenses are Invalid, Qualcomm Responds

Many people know of Qualcomm because of how popular their Snapdragon SoCs are among Android smartphones these days. While their chips are a solid source of income for the company, they actually make a lot of their profits from patent royalties and modem licenses. However, the way that Qualcomm licenses their patents has gotten them in...

Microsoft, Qualcomm and Intel: The Windows 10 ARM Dustup

In December 2016 Qualcomm and Microsoft released news that they were going to do something many in mobile didn't expect: Another attempt to get Windows to run on an ARM processor. But the similarities between this new attempt and previous ones marred by the Windows RT release were quickly put to bed. During the same announcement...

Samsung Rumored To Be Developing In-House GPU for Mobile Devices

Back in 2015, Samsung was reportedly expected to develop and release its own GPU for its mobile devices. However, the company continued using ARM's Mali GPUs in its Exynos chipsets, and also kept using Qualcomm SoCs for key markets. Sammobile and Gizchina report that Samsung is finalizing the development of its first in-house GPU, allegedly named "S-GPU". The info...

Qualcomm Announces New Audio Platforms for Smart Speakers, Wireless Speakers, and Headphones

We've been witnessing the rise of virtual assistants for a few years now, and this has slowly transitioned into a new market trend. Amazon has been doing their thing with the Echo products for a bit, but lately we're seeing an increase in competition thanks to Google, Samsung and even Andy Rubin's Essential. These companies...

Qualcomm Ends Foundry Partnership with Samsung and Entrusts 7nm Process to TSMC

Reports originating from Korea state that Qualcomm has found a new partner in TSMC for its future SoCs built on the 7nm process. This newfound partnership also signals the end of Qualcomm's consignment production (foundry) partnership with Samsung Electronics. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 was built using Samsung's process technology and fabrication plants, and was the first...

European Commission Opens Investigation into Qualcomm’s NXP Acquisition

The European Commission opened an investigation on Friday into Qualcomm's bid for the Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors company. The commission said it has concerns the deal could lead to higher prices, less choice and reduced innovation in the semiconductor industry. It's not the first time when we see Qualcomm being a party of a legal process. Last month...

Qualcomm is Bringing Support for Amazon Web Services Greengrass to Select SoCs

The Internet of Things is clearly a huge opportunity of growth for a lot of companies these days. The idea of a connected world has reinvigorated markets which haven't seen innovation in decades and it's starting to show that we're only at the beginning of what is possible. Companies like Amazon, Google, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and...

Qualcomm Introduces Quick Charge 4+, Nubia Z17 to Bring it First

Today, smartphones are way more than just phones. They are practically a complete pocket multi-purpose computer with software capable of performing even the most difficult tasks with varying effectiveness. Unfortunately, even the most capacious battery can drain quite fast and needs frequent, if not daily, recharging. Qualcomm has a way to alleviate that -- it's...

BlackBerry Will Receive $940 Million from Qualcomm in Arbitration

Back in April, we informed that Qualcomm would have to pay almost $815 million to BlackBerry over a royalties dispute. New numbers arrived, and the chipmaker must pay $940 million to BlackBerry for its patent practices. The final settlement agreement obliges Qualcomm to pay the full amount before May 31. Qualcomm is the biggest chipmaker for mobile...

Xiaomi Announces Mi Max 2, Huge, Affordable and Long Lasting (5,300mAh)

Xiaomi has announced its new smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2. The monstrous-sized phone is released exactly one year after the Mi Max, its renowned predecessor. Without any doubts, the Mi Max 2 is one of the most exciting premieres of this year. The newest model of the Chinese supercompany will sport the following specifications: 6.44″ 1080p...

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 660 And Snapdragon 630 — Two Upper Mid-Tier SoCs

Qualcomm has just unveiled two new mobile platforms: the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630. These two new SoCs are designed to be used in upper mid-range devices but still provide flagship-tier performance with improved connectivity and faster charging. Back in November, Qualcomm announced its most powerful SoC yet - the Snapdragon 835. This chipset introduced Quick Charge...