BlackBerry and Qualcomm team up to develop automotive platforms for next-gen connected vehicles

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BlackBerry has partnered with Qualcomm to develop and produce automotive platforms for the next generation of connected vehicles. As a part of this non-exclusive deal, both the companies will combinedly develop and optimize select Qualcomm Technologies’ hardware platforms for Next-generation Vehicles. Continue reading “BlackBerry and Qualcomm team up to develop automotive platforms for next-gen connected vehicles”

Baidu, Qualcomm partner to optimize DuerOS conversational AI system for Snapdragon

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At the second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm has announced a strategic partnership with Baidu to Support an Optimized On-Device AI for Baidu’s DuerOS for Snapdragon including the latest Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. Continue reading “Baidu, Qualcomm partner to optimize DuerOS conversational AI system for Snapdragon”

Qualcomm introduces USB-C Aqstic Hi-Fi audio DAC AQT1000

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Qualcomm at its second annual summit has showcased its Aqstic Hi-Fi DAC; AQT1000 as headphone jack is slowly becoming obsolete. The Qualcomm-made audio DAC supports playback of formats at up to 384KHz and 32 bits, including the obscure DSD format. Earlier this year it introduced Aqstic USB-C Headset Code WHS9420, single chip USB audio SoC platforms designed specifically for USB-C connected audio devices. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces USB-C Aqstic Hi-Fi audio DAC AQT1000”

Qualcomm and MediaTek announce support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

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Qualcomm and MediaTek have announced support for the Android Oreo (Go edition) which officially introduced at an event in India earlier this week for low-cost Android devices that have 512MB to 1GB of RAM. Google at the Google For India 2017 event earlier this week said that Smartphones running Android Oreo (Go edition) will be available early 2018. Continue reading “Qualcomm and MediaTek announce support for Android Oreo (Go edition)”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform announced – Octa-Core Kryo 385 CPUs, Adreno 630 GPU, X20 LTE and secure processing unit

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Qualcomm on the second day of its second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit announced Snapdragon 845, its next-generation Mobile Platform for mobile devices that is manufactured on second generation 10LPP process from Samsung. It promises immersive multimedia experiences including eXtended reality (XR), on-device artificial intelligence (AI), lightning-fast connectivity, and also has new secure processing unit (SPU) to offer the best security for premium, flagship mobile devices.

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Qualcomm partners with AMD for Always Connected PCs on Ryzen Mobile processors

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At the Qualcomm’s second annual tech summit, the company has announced a partnership with AMD for Always Connected PCs on AMD’s high-performance Ryzen mobile processors along with Always Connected, Gigabit LTE and Microsoft Windows 10 OS.  Continue reading “Qualcomm partners with AMD for Always Connected PCs on Ryzen Mobile processors”

Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 845

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At the second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform as the successor to Snapdragon 835 that most flagship smartphones this year. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun at the event said that Qualcomm has always been part of Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone launches right from the Mi 1 that was introduced back in 2011 and the next flagship Xiaomi smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. He said that 238 million Xiaomi smartphones are powered by Qualcomm processors.

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Qualcomm and Microsoft launch Windows 10 Snapdragon Always Connected PCs with 4G LTE

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Microsoft and Qualcomm last year announced that Windows 10 will be coming to next-generation of Snapdragon Mobile processors. At the Computex 2017  earlier this year Qualcomm announced that ASUS, HP and Lenovo will be the first OEMs to build PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform with X16 LTE modem. Today at its second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm in partnership with Microsoft introduced the Always Connected PCs with 4G LTE which would bring ARM support to Windows 10, but with x86 emulation, allowing all existing applications to work as well.

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Broadcom seeks to replace Qualcomm’s board as it escalates fight over its proposed takeover bid

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After being rejected for a proposal to acquire Qualcomm, Broadcom has now nominated a slate of 11 candidates for Election at Qualcomm’s 2018 Annual Meeting to replace the Qualcomm’s existing board of directors and propose certain other matters for the consideration. Both Broadcom and Qualcomm have confirmed the new development. Continue reading “Broadcom seeks to replace Qualcomm’s board as it escalates fight over its proposed takeover bid”

Qualcomm files new lawsuit against Apple over iPhone X, seeks partial ban in the US

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Right after Apple filed a countersuit against Qualcomm on Wednesday, the San Diego based chipset maker has fired back by filing three new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple saying there were 16 more of its patents that Apple was using in its iPhones. Continue reading “Qualcomm files new lawsuit against Apple over iPhone X, seeks partial ban in the US”

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s takeover proposal

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Last week Broadcom made an offer to acquire Qualcomm at $130 Billion, which is $70 per share which consist of $60.00 in cash and $10.00 per share in Broadcom shares. Qualcomm today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously rejected the unsolicited proposal by Broadcom.

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Qualcomm and T-Mobile showcase Gigabit Class LTE, expands to 430 markets

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With a plenty of room for improvement in LTE, at an event for media and analysts in the San Jose Convention Center, Qualcomm and T-Mobile have demonstrated the speed and power of Gigabit Class LTE on T-Mobile’s network with flagship smartphones powered by Snapdragon Gigabit LTE modems.

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Qualcomm announces commercial shipment of Centriq 2400 – the world’s first 10nm server processor

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Qualcomm has officially announced the commercial shipment of its newest 10 nanometer server processor series – the Centriq 2400 processor family at its press conference in San Jose, California. The latest processor designed for data centers is Arm based and is said to offer high performance for cloud workloads. Continue reading “Qualcomm announces commercial shipment of Centriq 2400 – the world’s first 10nm server processor”

Broadcom proposes to acquire Qualcomm valued at $130 Billion

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Broadcom has finally made an offer to acquire Qualcomm at $130 Billion, which is $70 per share which consist of $60.00 in cash and $10.00 per share in Broadcom shares just as reported. Broadcom’s offer is almost 28% premium over the closing price of the Qualcomm common stock’s closing price on Nov. 2, 2017.

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Broadcom exploring options to acquire Qualcomm for over $100 billion: Report

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Broadcom is exploring options to purchase chipset maker Qualcomm according to the sources close to the matter, reports Bloomberg and Reuters. The company is considering on bidding more than $100 billion in what could be the biggest ever takeover of a chipmaker.

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