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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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These are the specs of BlackBerry’s rumoured Android device

Last week, we got wind of rumours suggesting that in an effort to become competitive in the market again, BlackBerry may jump ship from its own operating system to Android with a future smartphone. Now, it looks like we have some leaked specifications, letting us know what BlackBerry is apparently …

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Sony claims Snapdragon 810 is causing Xperia Z3+ heat issues

We have been hearing about the Snapdragon 810’s heat issues for a while now. Samsung stopped using Qualcomm’s chips in its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 due to heat issues. Thermal images of the HTC One M9 showed the chip running significantly hotter than the Snapdragon 805 but despite …

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Qualcomm teams up with Chinese government for server CPUs

Qualcomm Technologies has reportedly signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Chinese government under which it will develop server-class microprocessors. The chips will eventually be used inside Chinese servers, which will ensure a steady revenue stream for Qualcomm. Under the terms of the document signed by Qualcomm and the authorities, …

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The LG G4 has been announced

The LG G4 has been officially announced today, featuring a leather back, a long-lasting battery and a slightly different processor to the one we were expecting. it seems that even LG didn’t want to deal with the Snapdragon 810’s heat issues and opted for the six-core Snapdragon 808 instead. LG …

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ARM: Our cores have enough performance for notebooks

Rumours about personal computers in clamshell form-factors powered by microprocessors featuring ARM architecture have been floating around for years, but only recently select Chinese companies released notebooks with Google Chrome OS that actually use ARM-based system-on-chips. According to ARM Holdings, these systems are only the beginning. “Just recently we have …

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TSMC loses orders to UMC, Chinese manufacturers

For many years Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has been gaining market share by grabbing orders from smaller rivals. However, in the recent quarters companies like United Microelectronics Corp. managed to increase their yields and started to snatch orders from TSMC. While the latter will retain its positions, the situation seems …

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New leak points towards Snapdragon 815 specs

Qualcomm’s next flagship smartphone chip, the Snapdragon 815, is on the way according to new leaks. The Snapdragon 815 will reportedly be an eight core chip with four Cortex-A72 processor cores and four Cortex-A53 processor cores. This information all comes from GizmoChina, which has had a string of leaks recently. …

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HTC One M9 benchmark shows Snapdragon 810 overheating

It looks like Samsung was right to avoid using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC in its recently announced Galaxy S6 flagship as new benchmarks of the HTC One M9 are showing that the Snapdragon 810 chip is in-fact overheating under load. Dutch site, Tweakers, managed to get their hands on a HTC One …

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Qualcomm developing a fingerprint sensor to rival Touch ID

Qualcomm is looking to take on Apple’s Touch ID with its own biometric fingerprint sensor, which should end up being more technically advanced than Apple’s solution along with Samsung’s new sensor found in the Galaxy S6 flagship. Qualcomm has announced its new fingerprint reader, which uses ultrasonic waves to verify …

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Cyanogen re-brands and partners up with Qualcomm

Cyanogen has announced that it will be re-branding this soon, moving away from its custom ROM roots even further. the company is ditching its previous Android mascot logos in favor of cleaner, simpler look. In addition to this, Qualcomm will be using Cyanogen built software on its own reference design …

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Qualcomm fits-in ARM Cortex-A72, 4K support into mainstream SoCs

Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of mobile application processors, has introduced its new lineup of mobile system-on-chips for mainstream smartphones, tablets and other devices. The new Snapdragon 600-series application processors feature ARM’s latest Cortex-A72 cores, support 4K video capture and playback, advanced storage technologies, a number of other high-end features …

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Qualcomm has made a Snapdragon 4K streaming stick

Qualcomm has announced its new entry in to the streaming market with its new Snapdragon-based Chromecast competitor, capable of streaming 4K. Unfortunately, Qualcomm’s streaming stick won’t be made available to consumers and is instead there as a reference design for third-parties to license out. Third-party manufacturers will be able to …

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Samsung to integrate baseband capabilities into its Exynos mobile APs

In an attempt to lower its dependence on Qualcomm, the world’s largest developer of application processors for mobile devices, Samsung plans to integrate baseband capabilities into its advanced Exynos system-on-chips. Such SoCs will emerge next year and will power devices the company will release in 2016. For years flagship smartphones …

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