Now Playing: The Battle for the Phone’s Silicon Soul

Now Playing: The Battle for the Phone’s Silicon Soul

A lot of pieces go into a smartphone to make it work. From the display to the battery, there is an entire ecosystem of suppliers in China based in Shenzhen that is responsible for the Lego-like pieces that when put together in the factories of the likes of Foxconn and Pegatron result in the smartphones that we all know. During […]

 
     
 
 

Qualcomm 205 Entry Level Platform Brings 4G VoLTE to Feature Phones

Qualcomm 205 Entry Level Platform Brings 4G VoLTE to Feature Phones

Qualcomm has now announced a new ultra-budget 205 platform in India. It will help bring 4G VoLTE support for feature phones. For the uninitiated, most of the current generation feature phones from various manufacturers still run on 2G or 3G networks. Ever since the inception of the Reliance Jio, the demand for 4G VoLTE phones have peaked. While a large […]

     
 
 

Chip and Charge: The Qualcomm-Apple Fracas

Chip and Charge: The Qualcomm-Apple Fracas

Qualcomm is one of the best-known names in the mobile phone industry. The company’s Snapdragon line of chipsets has now become the equivalent of “Intel Inside” for smartphones. Considering the fact that SoC (System on Chip) plays a very important role in smartphones, Qualcomm’s influence amongst component makers far outweighs everyone else’s. The Snapdragon 810 might have been a disaster […]

 
     
 
 

Why did Apple Sue Qualcomm in the US and Now in China? [FAQ]

Why did Apple Sue Qualcomm in the US and Now in China? [FAQ]

After suing Qualcomm in the US, Apple has now sued the American chipmaker in China in a lawsuit which states that the chipmakers patent-practicing amounts to “extortion.” Since Apple filed two more lawsuits in Beijing’s Intellectual Property Court, the accusations are much clearer and in the wild. Furthermore, the lawsuits state that Qualcomm abused its dominant position. As part of […]

     
 
 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Specifications Leaked Just Before CES 2017 Launch

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Specifications Leaked Just Before CES 2017 Launch

Qualcomm made a great comeback last year after a sloppy 2015. The American chipmaker is in fact, slated to launch its flagship Snapdragon 835 SoC in Las Vegas later this month. With the CES 2017 set to start in a few days’ time, specific details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 have now emerged. As announced before, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 […]

     
 
 

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 835 Using 10nm FinFET Node and Quick Charge 4.0

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 835 Using 10nm FinFET Node and Quick Charge 4.0

Qualcomm has now announced their latest top of the line Snapdragon 835 chip in collaboration with Samsung. The Snapdragon 835 replaces the current Snapdragon 820 and 821 chips which has made its way onto a number of flagships that were launched during this year. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is built using the latest 10nm FinFET nodes. Samsung apparently, started mass […]

     
 
 

Qualcomm Buys NXP for $47 Billion, Expected to Ramp up its IoT Efforts

Qualcomm Buys NXP for $47 Billion, Expected to Ramp up its IoT Efforts

Qualcomm has announced that it will be buying NXP Semiconductor for $47 Billion and with this purchase, Qualcomm will be able to strengthen its foothold in IoT and automotive electronics. The specifics of the deal includes $110 a share in cash for NXP which is valued at $47Billion (including debts). Qualcomm has decided to raise the funds for the deal […]

     
 
 

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon X16 Gigabit LTE and Snapdragon X50 5G Modems

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon X16 Gigabit LTE and Snapdragon X50 5G Modems

At the ongoing 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm has now announced the world’s first commercial 5G modem chipset in the form of their Qualcomm Snapdragon X50. It is designed to support OEMs developing next gen cellular devices, as well as aid network operations with early 5G trials and deployments. The Qualcomm’s latest 5G modem will initially support operation millimeter […]