Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan watchdog
Published in Processors
Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:22

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan watchdog


Company says it disagrees

Qualcomm has been fined a record $773 million by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission in the latest blow from regulators over the way the US company prices mobile phone chips and patents.

Oculus talks new $199 self contained VR
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 02:34

Oculus talks new $199 self contained VR


Oculus Go ships in 2018

This is the first of two headsets that we have been hearing about in the last few months to be coming from Facebook owned Oculus

TSMC will make most of Qualcomm's power management ICs
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Goodbye Globalfoundaries 

TSMC is to make 70 to 80 percent of Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC).

Qualcomm says it invented Apple’s innovation
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:00

Qualcomm says it invented Apple’s innovation


So pay up

Qualcomm has published a blog post that praises itself and its Android partners for inventing all the industry firsts that the fruity cargo-cult Apple is claiming to have invented in its iPhone X.

There is no Snapdragon 836
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 00:40

There is no Snapdragon 836


The Snapdragon 835 is the best of 2017

Sources very close to Qualcomm have confirmed that there is no such thing as the Snapdragon 836. The current generation Snapdragon will stay with the Snapdragon 835 and there won’t be any faster version

Xiaomi Mi 7 could come in Q1 2018
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 22:24

Xiaomi Mi 7 could come in Q1 2018


With Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC

While the Mi 6 has been around for just a few months, a recent leak suggests that Xiaomi could launch the successor as early as Q1 2018.

Qualcomm develops car-to-everything chip
Published in Processors
Monday, 04 September 2017 13:12

Qualcomm develops car-to-everything chip


A step towards auto autos  

Qualcomm has introduced a new Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) chipset and reference design that aims to bring automakers one step closer to deploying the communications systems necessary for fully autonomous vehicles.

Snapdragon 625 powers Ricoh Theta V camera
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Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:25

Snapdragon 625 powers Ricoh Theta V camera


Ricoh Theta V 360-camera

Qualcomm's Snapdragon enables 360-degree 4K video capture and live-streaming, spatial "surround-sound" audio recording.

Tame Apple Press sees a rat in Qualcomm exit
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 06:00

Tame Apple Press sees a rat in Qualcomm exit


Derek Aberle leaves and apparently there is a conspiracy theory

The Tame Apple Press has gotten itself all moist over the exit of President of Qualcomm’s licensing division, Derek Aberle.

Samsung sits on Snapdragons for second year
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:26

Samsung sits on Snapdragons for second year


That must make its eyes water


Samsung is sitting on the Snapdragon 845 chips for its Galaxy S9 and not letting anyone else get their paws on them.