Qualcomm Reportedly Planning To Reject Broadcom’s Takeover Bid

Earlier this month there were reports that Qualcomm could be acquired, and just last week it was confirmed that Broadcom would be the company looking to takeover the company in which they have made a bid for Qualcomm worth a whopping $130 billion. Now that is a lot of money, but apparently it isn’t enough.


670+ Mbps Smartphone Speed, Demonstrated by T-Mobile

In San Jose, California, T-Mobile and Qualcomm jointly announced that T-Mobile users across hundreds of markets would see their maximum broadband speed climb, thanks to the roll out of a combination of technologies from both companies. The high-speed broadband experience described as “Gigabit-class LTE” because it nearly reaches the 1 Gbps barrier in one of many steps on the way to 5G, the fifth generation wireless broadband.


Broadcom Bids $130 Billion For Qualcomm

It was reported over the weekend that component manufacturer Broadcom was thinking about making a bid for Qualcomm. The latter hasn’t put itself up for sale so any bid that it proposed would be an unsolicited one. That’s precisely what the company has done today. Broadcom has made its unsolicited bid for Qualcomm public today and it’s above what many were expecting. It’s bidding $130 billion for Qualcomm.


Qualcomm Might Be Bought For $100 Billion

Component manufacturer Broadcom is reportedly interested in acquiring Qualcomm, a major player in the semiconductor industry. According to reports, Broadcom is considering a bit of more than $100 billion for Qualcomm. If a deal is reached, it would be one of the biggest-ever acquisition of a chip manufacturer. Broadcom is expected to offer $70 per share for Qualcomm. Investors like that possibility which is why the company’s stock shot up […]


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Apple May Stop Using Qualcomm’s Components For 2018’s iPhones & iPads

By now the legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm has to be pretty well-known for those following the tech news, and just like in the lawsuit against Samsung, it seems that Apple has no intention of giving Qualcomm anymore business if they can help it, or at least that’s according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.


Mobile VR Powered Healthcare: Qualcomm’s Vision

We met with Leilani DeLeon from Qualcomm’s VR team to discuss an interesting topic: how the Snapdragon Virtual Reality (VR) platform could improve healthcare. Better Healthcare is a topic that could affect any of us, and with literally “life and death” in the balance, VR could be much more impactful (although less entertaining) than VR gaming.


Apple Reportedly Interested In Developing Custom ARM Chips For Macs

It appears that Apple isn’t just interested in producing chips for its mobile devices. If a new report is to be believed, the company wants to reduce its dependence on Intel for the MacBook lineup. It suggests that the company is thinking about developing custom ARM chips for future Mac machines.


Pixel 2 Snapdragon 836 Processor Ruled Out

There have been a lot of rumors about Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Some have suggested that they might be the first smartphones to run on Qualcomm’s as yet unannounced Snapdragon 836 processor. A new report to the contrary has been published online today. It claims that the Pixel 2 will actually be powered by the existing flagship Snapdragon 835 chip from Qualcomm.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Specs Rumored

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 660 processor earlier this year in May. It’s gradually making its way into more mid-range smartphones. A new rumor out of China brings us the purported technical specifications of the Snapdragon 660’s successor. It’s a bit too soon but then again, timing is never something that the rumor mill concerns itself with.


Verizon Hits 1.07Gbps LTE Record

There no doubt that mobile data speeds will be significantly faster than they are today. Carriers and network equipment companies are working hard to provide gigabit-standard speeds for mobile devices. To that end, Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm have made an announcement highlighting their latest achievement. They have been able to hit a new LTE wireless broadband speed record of 1.07 Gbps.


Samsung Reportedly Has Dibs On Snapdragon 845 Chip for Galaxy S9

Samsung manufactures Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip that powers most Android smartphones this year. Samsung might be inked a deal with Qualcomm to get all the available volume early on. That meant that the Galaxy S8 was the first major flagship on the market in March 2017 to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor, until the summer when competitors started to announce 835-powered phones. New reports suggest that history will […]


Future Android Phones Could Get Similar Facial Recognition Technology As The iPhone 8

Touch ID has been pretty much a security staple for the iPhone ever since Apple introduced it to the iPhone 5s. However recent rumors have suggested that Apple could be turning to something else, and that is facial recognition which is a rumored feature that could debut with the iPhone 8.


ITC Will Investigate Qualcomm’s Allegations Against Apple

By now those who have been following the tech news might have heard that Qualcomm and Apple are embroiled in a legal battle against each other, so much so that not too long ago, Qualcomm had actually filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to seek the ban of iPhone sales in the country.


Qualcomm Confirms Dedicated AI Chips Coming Soon

There are quite a few companies working hard to get artificial intelligence up and running on your smartphone. Some companies are designing new chips that are much better at running neural networks. Others are working to reduce the computational demands of artificial intelligence so that it can run on existing silicon. Qualcomm is opting for the latter right now. The company has announced today that its Neural Processing Engine is […]