Qualcomm’s Next Flagship Processor Might Have A Dedicated NPU

Qualcomm’s flagship processors like the Snapdragon 845 are widely used by the industry for high-end devices. The company hasn’t bundled a dedicated neural processing unit or NPU with its chips so far. AI processing thus takes place on the main chip along with other tasks. That might change with the company’s flagship chip for next year which is expected to feature a dedicated NPU.


Qualcomm’s New Smartwatch Chip May Be Announced On September 10th

Countless OEMs and fashion brands have made Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches and the one thing that has been common in all of those wearable devices was the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100. It was really the only chip available for Wear OS smartwatch manufacturers. Qualcomm had confirmed earlier this year that it would launch a new chip for smartwatches later this year. It appears that the company might finally do […]


Lenovo Claims They Will Be The First To Launch 5G Snapdragon 855 Smartphone

With multiple US carriers planning to begin rolling out 5G to various cities this year, and possibly even blanket the whole of the US next year, it means that smartphone makers need to hurry up and start putting out smartphones that can support 5G, otherwise what’s the point, right? For those who want a 5G smartphone, perhaps Lenovo could be worth considering.


Qualcomm’s Failed NXP Bid Has Cost It $2 Billion

Qualcomm has been trying to acquire NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch company that’s best known for Internet of Things and automotive chips, for almost two years. However, the deal had been held up by the Chinese government to the point that it will no longer be going through. Qualcomm will thus have to pay a breakup fee so this entire failed endeavor has cost the chipmaker $2 billion.


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Qualcomm Believes Future iPhones Will No Longer Use Their Modems

Due to the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm, it’s not surprising that Apple would want to stop giving Qualcomm as much business as they can. We’ve seen Apple do this with Samsung in the past, where the Cupertino company sought out other suppliers (such as TSMC and LG) for their component needs.


Apple Could Source Future iPhone Modems From MediaTek

At the moment Apple sources their iPhone modems from both Intel and Qualcomm. However given that Apple and Qualcomm are butting heads legally, it was previously reported that Intel could soon be the exclusive supplier to Apple for iPhone modems. However according to Northland analyst Gus Richard, that might not necessarily be the case.


Customers Ask Court To Prevent iPhone Import Ban In Ongoing Qualcomm Lawsuit

Qualcomm and Apple are currently embroiled in a legal battle against each other. However it seems that Apple’s customers are looking to rally against Qualcomm as a group of them have filed a class-action lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing the company of antitrust violations and are asking trying to persuade the judge to prevent any iPhone import bans.


Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon Wear 2500 For Kids’ Smartwatches

It has been quite a while since Qualcomm launched a new chip for smartwatches, more than two years to be precise. The company has announced the launch of a new chip specifically for 4G kids’ watches at Mobile World Congress Shanghai called Snapdragon Wear 2500. The company is still going to launch another Snapdragon Wear chip for conventional smartwatches later this year as it has promised to do so.


Qualcomm To Challenge Intel In PC Market With Snapdragon 1000

Qualcomm has been working with Microsoft on Always Connected PCs that are powered by its Snapdragon chips, however, they have largely been repurposed iterations of its mobile chips. A new report suggests that the company is now developing a new chip called the Snapdragon 1000 which will enable it to better compete against Intel in the PC market. Some details of the Snapdragon 1000 have emerged, which is said to […]


Qualcomm Wants A Stake In Xiaomi

Xiaomi is one of the few Android manufacturers that’s rapidly expanding its market share in key markets across the globe. It has also set the wheels in motion for its much-awaited IPO that’s expected to value the company at around $70 billion. U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm wants a stake in this company and it sees the IPO as an opportunity to get a piece of Xiaomi. According to a report, Qualcomm […]


Intel’s New Cellular Modem Could Reduce Apple’s Reliance On Qualcomm

Have you ever wondered why sometimes the same phone might feature slightly different components? One of the reasons is because of the different technologies that carriers use, such as GSM versus CDMA, in which phone manufacturers will need to create variants to ensure that their phones work on either.


Huawei May Take On Snapdragon 710 With Its Kirin 710 Chip

Qualcomm recently launched its Snapdragon 710 mobile platform, it’s a new chip by the company which brings premium features to mid-range smartphones. Devices powered by this chip are expected to hit the market in the coming months. A new report out of Taiwan claims that Huawei is going to take on this new chip by Qualcomm with one of its own, the Kirin 710.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 PC Processor Launched  Editor's Pick

At Computex 2018, Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 850, a processor and platform dedicated to Windows 10. Snapdragon 850 will be the technological foundation for upcoming Always-Connected PCs, continuing the trend launched by laptops such as the Lenovo Miix 630, Asus NovaGo and the HP Envy X2.


New Nokia Smartphone Will Reportedly Run On Qualcomm’s Latest Chip

A new Nokia-branded smartphone is now said to be in the pipeline which is reportedly going to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest chip for mid-range devices. HMD Global is the company that now makes Nokia-branded smartphones and it’s said to be working on a new smartphone codenamed “Phoenix” that it’s likely going to launch by the fall this year. Qualcomm recently announced its Snapdragon 710 mobile platform which it has […]