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Qualcomm appeal against South Korea FTC order for a second time

Back in December, the South Korean Fair Trade Commission found U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm guilty of monopolistic practises, resulting in a hefty $850 million fine. Its original appeal to the Seoul High Court was denied, but Qualcomm isn’t deterred easily with the company filing a second appeal. KFTC stated at the …

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 630, 660 SoCs

Adding yet another layer of complexity to the company’s already vast SoC offering, fabless chipmaker Qualcomm has released two new mid-tier SoCs to sate smartphone demand. The Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platforms which, the company claims, introduce a balanced cost, power and performance experience, are leveraging additional optimizations for …

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Qualcomm execs fire back at Apple’s $1 billion lawsuit

Last week, we learned that Apple had launched a huge $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm over what the company deemed to be unfair licensing agreements. The US Federal Trade Commission was also suing Qualcomm for similar reasons. Since then, Qualcomm had its third quarter earnings call, during which company executives …

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FTC goes after Qualcomm for anti competitive practises 

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It looks like the Federal Trade Commission has set its sights on Qualcomm this week, as a new lawsuit filed claims that the chip maker has been engaging in anti-competitive behaviour and monopolised a ‘key semiconductor device’ used by Apple for the iPhone and iPad. The FTC’s complaint claims that …

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Qualcomm beats Intel to 10nm with 48-core server CPU

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It looks like Qualcomm is getting competitive with Intel in the server market by launching the ‘world’s first’ 10nm FinFET Centriq 2400 CPU featuring 48-cores. Qualcomm is primarily aiming this processor at datacenter use and the first 48-core samples are ready. The Centriq 2400 is the second generation of Qualcomm’s …

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Qualcomm switches allegiance, gives chip contract to Samsung

Qualcomm has made a landmark choice for its next-generation Snapdragon mobile chips, as it’s chosen to have Samsung manufacture it, rather than its long standing partner, TSMC. This marks the first time that Qualcomm has had any firm other than TSMC manufacture its high-end chips. The chip in question is …

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The first Snapdragon 820 smartphone has been announced

Qualcomm has announced the first smartphone to use its brand new Snapdragon 820 chip though it isn’t Samsung as previous rumours may have suggested, instead, it’s a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer called Letv. The smartphone in question is known as the Letv Le Max Pro and was revealed during Qualcomm’s …

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