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Qualcomm is Optimizing the Snapdragon 835 and Hexagon 682 DSP for TensorFlow

Machine learning is huge and we're seeing a lot of big tech companies getting involved in this sector. This can range from personal AI assistants, to games and everything in between including under-the-hood optimizations. Most of the time the computation for AI is done in the cloud, but Qualcomm wants to change that in the future. Previously, these...

Panasonic Automotive to build Android Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment System into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Feature Image: Uconnect Access on FCA Vehicles While most of us are intimately familiar with Google's Android on smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and televisions, few are aware of what Google has been doing for the automotive market. To illustrate this point, ask yourself the following question: What is the difference between Android Auto and Android Automotive? Android Auto is...

Qualcomm Introduces the Snapdragon 835 at CES 2017

Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, Nevada. 2PM PST on January 3rd, 2017: At CES 2017, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has officially introduced its latest high-end mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC) - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. This is Qualcomm's first SoC which is commercially manufactured using the 10nm FinFET process node. The Snapdragon 835 is built not only to...

ASUS ZenFone AR is a New Project Tango and Daydream-Ready Phone Running on a Snapdragon 821

While much of CES hasn't formally kicked off yet, we are seeing a bunch of new leaks and details emerging in preparation for one of the world's most renowned consumer electronics shows. We expect a lot of mobile technology announcements to arrive, but now we are hearing early details of what looks to be an...

Qualcomm Accused of Antitrust Violations in South Korea, Faces a $853 Million Fine

Qualcomm has faced antitrust accusations in multiple countries over the last few years. The company recently settled a big one within the country of China, and they were accused of similar allegations in the EU back in 2015 as well. Today, it's been announced that a regulator within South Korea wants to fine Qualcomm $853...

Next Generation Snapdragon Processors will Officially Support Windows 10 in 2017

At the Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event earlier this week, it was announced that Microsoft and Qualcomm have been working together on a new project. The goal of this partnership is to get Windows 10 running on "premium-tier" Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm. Microsoft's Terry Myerson (EVP, Windows and Devices Group) even pulled out a thin,...

Qualcomm Announces Quick Charge 4.0 Technology, Now Compatible with USB Power Delivery

At an event in New York, Qualcomm has taken the wraps off of its latest advancement in charging technology: Quick Charge 4.0. Building upon the success of preceding Quick Charge technologies, Quick Charge 4.0 promises to deliver even faster charge times and greater efficiency levels, so that mobile consumers spend less time hugging the wall. Qualcomm found that...

Snapdragon 835 Announced on Samsung 10nm FinFET Process for Early 2017

Despite a lukewarm performance for most of 2015, Qualcomm has largely had a successful 2016 thus far thanks to its Snapdragon 820/821. While the 820/821 struggled against some of its competitors in benchmarks, the current crop of Snapdragon SoCs has largely satisfied the needs of end users. Devices such as the OnePlus 3 have garnered highly favorable...

Qualcomm Announces Bug Bounty Program

Bug bounty programs are by no means a new idea for the tech industry. They have proven to be highly successful for many companies, giving them opportunities to employ the power of the crowd to find critical bugs and flaws, and Qualcomm is now looking to get in on the fun too. Qualcomm is launching their...

Huawei Mate 9/Kirin 960 Early Testing & Comparison with Pixel XL/Snapdragon 821

Huawei has ambitious plans for itself, as the Chinese giant that aims to eventually beat Apple also wants to be the second largest smartphone maker within the next two years. At the heart of this mammoth effort is Huawei's flagship lineup, which now includes the Huawei Mate 9. Despite all of the technology that the Mate 9 packs inside,...

Qualcomm to Acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 Billion

Qualcomm has officially announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors. The agreement allows Qualcomm to purchase all issued and outstanding common shares of NXP for $110 per share, which gives NXP a total enterprise value of around $47 Billion. The acquisition has been rumored for a while, and Qualcomm...

Qualcomm announces X16 and X50 modems for next generation Snapdragon 8xx devices and 5G Connectivity

At the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm revealed some new processors, and their roadmap for their upcoming flagship modems, the X16 and X50, and the roadmap towards 5G connectivity. X16 LTE Modem The Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 Modem is Qualcomm’s flagship modem for 2017. The X16 LTE Modem is the first modem capable of Gigabit download speeds,...