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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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The EU Commission hits Qualcomm with antitrust charges

Earlier this year, we heard that the European Commission had begun investigating Qualcomm after receiving some anti-trust complaints. Now, it seems that investigation has wrapped up and the smartphone chip maker giant is facing antitrust charges. Right now, the EU Commission is also trying to pin similar charges on Google …

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Qualcomm begins showing off the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has officially began showing off the Snapdragon 820 SoC, which will likely appear in many of next year’s flagship Android smartphones. The chip succeeds from the Snapdragon 810, which was criticised for its poor heat management and power draw. This time around, Qualcomm has focussed on this area a …

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Samsung may be modifying the Snapdragon 820 due to heat issues

Today, we have a fairly interested rumour to talk about regarding Samsung’s future smartphone plans. We already know that Samsung had to ditch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 due to overheating issues with the Galaxy S6, causing the company to rely on its own Exynos chips. However, it seems that Samsung …

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Qualcomm may use 10nm process for Snapdragon 830

It looks like Qualcomm may be moving on to the 10nm manufacturing process for its future flagship system on chip, the Snapdragon 830. Right now, most flagship devices are using the Snapdragon 810, which had a few issues. However, Qualcomm recently unveiled the Snapdragon 820, which aims to be in …

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Judge rules Qualcomm and Samsung not at fault in Nvidia case

Nvidia has suffered a major blow to its patent infringement campaign against tech giants Samsung and Qualcomm, after in a preliminary hearing it was ruled that neither company had used two particular pieces of Nvidia technology without permission. While it received a glimmer of hope when a third patent was …

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Qualcomm sampling 24-core ARM processor for servers

Qualcomm has started to sample a new 24-core ARM processor aimed for use in servers and data centres, the company has revealed. The new chip in question is a pre-production system on chip (SoC) based on the ARMv8-A instruction set, which will be purposed for tackling common data centre workloads and …

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Qualcomm cuts jobs, may break itself up

Qualcomm has been one of the more disruptive companies in the technological industry over the past few years, with its chips beating AMD and Intel to the punch in many mobile scenarios. However that may not be the case in the future, as the American firm has announced that it’s …

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