Qualcomm Signs 3G/4G Patent License Agreement with Smartron, has over 330 licensees globally

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Qualcomm today announced that it has entered into a 3G and 4G patent license agreement with Indian OEM Smartron. Under the deal, Qualcomm has granted Smartron a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA, CDMA2000, and 4G LTE complete devices. Last year Qualcomm singed 3G and 4G patent license agreement with several Chinese companies such as Lenovo, OPPO, Gionee, Vivo and more. Continue reading “Qualcomm Signs 3G/4G Patent License Agreement with Smartron, has over 330 licensees globally”

Qualcomm fires back at Apple suit, files countersuit seeking damage

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Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Qualcomm earlier this year, saying that Qualcomm has been charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.

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Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform announced, Micromax, LYF to launch affordable 4G VoLTE feature phones soon

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Qualcomm at an event in Delhi announced its new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones. It includes the Qualcomm 205 SoC, which encompasses the baseband functionalities, plus hardware components including RF front end, discrete Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software for a comprehensive mobile solution. Qualcomm also showed off a VoLTE feature phone with a keyboard developed by FIH/Megafone, similar to the Lava 4G Connect M1. Continue reading “Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform announced, Micromax, LYF to launch affordable 4G VoLTE feature phones soon”

Qualcomm ‘processors’ will now be called ‘platforms’, only premium mobile platforms will have Snapdragon brand

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Qualcomm today announced that it is refining its terminology by referring to Snapdragon as a “platform” instead of a processor. “Snapdragon is more than a single component, a piece of silicon, or what many would misinterpret as the CPU; it’s an anthology of technology, comprising hardware, software, and services that are not fully captured in a word like
“processor,”, said the company regarding the re-branding.

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Qualcomm Centriq 2400 10nm server solutions to power Microsoft Azure cloud platform

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At Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit 2017, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate next generation cloud services on the world’s first 10 nanometer Qualcomm Centriq 2400 platform with up to 48 cores. Today it conducted the first public demonstration of Windows Server, developed for Microsoft’s internal use, powered by the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor.

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Apple continues legal battle with Qualcomm, files new lawsuit in U.K.

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Apple has expanded its ongoing legal battle against Qualcomm by adding a new lawsuit in the U.K, according to a report from Bloomberg.  This is the third patent lawsuit by Apple against Qualcomm this year.

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 835 VR development kit, Head Mounted Display Accelerator Program

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Qualcomm has introduced a new virtual reality development kit (VRDK) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 that gives developers early access to a VR head mounted display (HMD) built with the Snapdragon 835 supported by an upgraded VR software development kit (SDK) that works with the head mounted display. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 835 VR development kit, Head Mounted Display Accelerator Program”

Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem with download speeds up to 1.2Gbps announced

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Qualcomm today announced Snapdragon X20 LTE chipset, its seventh-generation LTE multimode modem and second generation Gigabit LTE solution built on 10nm FinFET process. It is the world’s first chipset to come with LTE Category 18 download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, a 20% improvement compared to Snapdragon X16 LTE. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem with download speeds up to 1.2Gbps announced”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC to add support for the Android Things IoT platform

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Qualcomm has announced that it will add support for the Android Things OS on its Snapdragon 210 processors with X5 LTE modems. Announced in December 2016, Android Things is an IoT platform. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC to add support for the Android Things IoT platform”

Qualcomm introduces IPQ8074 802.11ax SoC, QCA6290 Dual-band 2×2 802.11ax SoC to boost Wi-Fi for routers and clients

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Qualcomm today announced IPQ8074, its latest 2GHz quad-core 802.11ax integrated SoC designed to deliver maximum capacity, range and performance for the next generation of enterprise access points, carrier gateways and consumer routers. It also announced QCA6290 802.11ax client device SoC for homes, enterprises, public venues and other high-traffic areas, and automobiles. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces IPQ8074 802.11ax SoC, QCA6290 Dual-band 2×2 802.11ax SoC to boost Wi-Fi for routers and clients”

NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 mobile router will bring Gigabit LTE speeds to the palm of your hand

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Ericsson, Qualcomm, and NETGEAR has launched world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE Network in Australia on Telstra’s network, which has extended its download speed leadership to Gigabit speeds to 1Gbps whilst doubling upload peak speed to about 150Mbps. Continue reading “NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 mobile router will bring Gigabit LTE speeds to the palm of your hand”

Apple sues Qualcomm over iPhone modem licensing deals in China, seeks 1 billion yuan

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After filing a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U.S. saying that Qualcomm has been charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with, Apple has filed a similar lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court in China seeking 1 billion yuan ($145.32 million) in damages. Continue reading “Apple sues Qualcomm over iPhone modem licensing deals in China, seeks 1 billion yuan”

Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 Billion over royalties, Qualcomm says Apple’s claims are baseless

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Apple has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm saying that Qualcomm has been charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with. This comes days after Qualcomm was sued by US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for anti-competitive practices relating to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones and other consumer products. Continue reading “Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 Billion over royalties, Qualcomm says Apple’s claims are baseless”

Qualcomm sued in the US by FTC over anti-competitive practices

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices relating to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones and other consumer products.
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