Tag: Qualcomm

Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Its Secrets to Help Intel

Qualcomm on Tuesday accused Apple of stealing its chip-making secrets and giving them to rival Intel Corp, paving the way for Apple to switch to Intel’s improved semiconductors, which may have cost Qualcomm billions of dollars in lost sales. The accusation, made in a legal filing on Tuesday, is the latest salvo in a drawn-out patent dispute […]

Qualcomm Begins Sampling Flagship 7nm Mobile SoC, Expected to Be Snapdragon 855

Global chipset-maker Qualcomm’s next flagship processor, which is likely to be Snapdragon 855, will be built on the 7nm process technology. The company on Wednesday announced it has begun sampling the first chips to its customers. Apple is also likely to use the 7nm process for its upcoming A12 SoC, as is Huawei for its […]

Qualcomm Reaches $93-Million Settlement in iPhone Antitrust Case With Taiwan Regulator

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million (roughly Rs. 641 crores), and has also pledged to invest $700 million (roughly Rs. 4,800 crores) in Taiwan over the next five years. The settlement replaces a fine of roughly $778 million (roughly Rs. 5,350 crores) imposed by Taiwan’s Fair Trade […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC With X12 LTE Modem Launched for Mid-Range Smartphones

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 670 system-on-chip (SoC) as the successor to last year’s Snapdragon 660 SoC. The new chipset is built on the same 10nm process that the company previously adopted for the Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 845. The San Diego-based company has provided the Kryo 360 CPU alongside the Adreno 615 GPU and […]

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 With Snapdragon 845 SoC Price Tipped, Mi Max 3 Pro Allegedly Spotted on Qualcomm Website

Xiaomi has been rumoured to be making another Snapdragon 845 SoC based smartphone, dubbed as the Pocophone F1. New details on the pricing of this new variant have emerged online, alongside a spotting of the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro. While the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is now official, we expected the Pro variant to […]

Qualcomm Unveils 5G Millimetre Wave Antenna Designed for Next Year’s Smartphones

Qualcomm has unveiled the “world’s first fully-integrated 5G NR millimetre wave (mmWave) and sub-6GHz RF modules” for smartphones and other mobile devices. With this announcement, the chipmaker has solved a major issue with a 5G rollout, that is, to produce eligible millimetre wave antennas that can fit inside modern smartphones. In terms of the rollout […]

Qualcomm Reports Rise in Revenue on Samsung, Xiaomi Demand

Qualcomm reported a 4.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, helped by demand for its latest Snapdragon chipset from smartphone customers including Samsung Electronics Co and Xiaomi Corp. Revenue rose to $5.60 billion (roughly Rs. 38,400 crores) in the quarter ended June 24 from $5.37 billion a year earlier. Net income attributable to Qualcomm rose to […]

Qualcomm Says Its Modem Chips Won’t Be Used in 2018 iPhone Models

As part of its earnings call for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday announced that it would no longer be making modems for new iPhone models, but will continue to do so for Apple’s legacy iPhone variants such as the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and more. This development comes […]

Qualcomm to Pay $2 Billion Breakup Fee to NXP, After Deal Fails to Get China Approval

Qualcomm said Wednesday it was dropping its $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3 lakh crores) deal to buy Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors, a high-profile victim of the rising trade tensions between the US and China. Instead, the San Diego-based chipmaker said it will pay a $2 billion  (roughly Rs. 13,700 crores) breakup fee to NXP and spend […]

Qualcomm Failed to Resolve Anti-Monopoly Worries Over NXP Deal, Says China

Qualcomm failed to resolve China’s anti-monopoly concerns about its proposed acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, the government said Friday, in a case analysts warned would worsen escalating U.S.-Chinese tensions over technology. The State Administration for Market Regulation’s announcement followed a government denial Thursday that a lengthy anti-monopoly review, which prompted Qualcomm to drop its bid this week, […]