Qualcomm

    • Qualcomm’s first Wi-Fi 6E chips are here

      Qualcomm’s first Wi-Fi 6E chips are here

      Qualcomm has announced its next-gen wireless chips that support the new Wi-Fi 6E standard. The “E” in Wi-Fi 6E stands for “extended” and supported devices will be able to operate on the newly opened 6GHz spectrum that should offer less network congestion and faster and more dependable connections.

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    • Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei back new codec for 4K and 8K video

      Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei back new codec for 4K and 8K video

      Samsung and Huawei, the world’s largest manufacturers of Android smartphones, are now joining an interesting initiative along with Qualcomm. The three companies have agreed to support and play a key role in promoting the MPEG-5 EVC (Essential Video Coding) codec. This standard will find application in devices supporting 4K and 8K resolution, but it is also optimised for virtual and augmented reality (AR).

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    • Qualcomm unveils new 4G chipsets for 2020

      Qualcomm unveils new 4G chipsets for 2020

      2020 is the year 5G will start making a difference for people, but 4G LTE networks aren't going anywhere. If anything, they'll remain the de facto means of connection for much of the world for years, so it's little surprise to see Qualcomm doubling down on 5G this year with the Snapdragon 865 and 765 chipsets and introducing instead a trio of 4G-only smartphone chipsets tailored for markets like India, where Qualcomm has a huge presence.

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    • Qualcomm strikes new licensing deal with LG

      Qualcomm strikes new licensing deal with LG

      After extended negotiations and a lawsuit that threatened to “impact the entire 5G market,” Qualcomm, the world's largest seller of smartphone chips, said it had entered into a licensing deal with LG Electronics that will continue the South Korean company’s access to the US chipmaker’s 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular modem technologies.

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    • Apple, Qualcomm at each other's throats

      Apple, Qualcomm at each other's throats

      Apple and Qualcomm have spent almost two years locked in an intense legal fight, suing one another across the globe, claiming monopolistic practices, patent infringement, and even theft. And while the Federal Trade Commission trial in January was just a dress rehearsal, on Monday the real showdown for the two companies started.

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    • Qualcomm unveils next-gen 5G modem

      Qualcomm unveils next-gen 5G modem

      The first batch of 5G phones haven't even hit the market yet, but Qualcomm's already got a processor prepared for the next-generation devices. Announced last Tuesday the new Snapdragon X55 modem is reportedly designed to accelerate global 5G rollout and unlike the X50 will bring 5G to a broad range of device categories and applications beyond smartphones, including hotspots, Wi-Fi routers, Always Connected PCs*, laptops, tablets, XR devices and connected cars.

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    • Google quits dependency on third-party chipmakers

      Google quits dependency on third-party chipmakers

      Google is reportedly stepping up its efforts to design its own in-house smartphone and data center chips by building a new team of engineers dedicated to the project in Bengaluru, an up-and-coming semiconductor site in the capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka. According to Reuters, over the past several months, Google has hired a bunch of chip engeneers to join the new 'gChips division' and currently the team includes at least 16 engineers and four recruiters, all poached from companies like Broadcom, Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm. The team, however is expected to continue to increase in headcount.

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    • Qualcomm pledges $100m to AI startups

      Qualcomm pledges $100m to AI startups

      US chip giant Qualcomm announced today its plans to launch a venture fund that will invest up to an aggregate of $100m in early-stage startups that work in AI. In particular, the so-called Qualcomm Ventures AI Fund, will target companies that are developing ways to do intensive processing on devices such as smartphones and security cameras, as opposed to those working in remote cloud systems. 

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