Qualcomm introduces QCA64x8 and QCA64x1 first 802.11ay 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets for WiGig devices

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Qualcomm Technologies has announced 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets; the QCA64x8 and QCA64x1 that are capable of delivering 10+ gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network speeds and wire-equivalent latency, while setting the industry low-power benchmark for extended device battery life. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces QCA64x8 and QCA64x1 first 802.11ay 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets for WiGig devices”

Verizon, Nokia and Qualcomm achieve 1.45Gbps advanced LTE speeds

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Verizon, Nokia, and Qualcomm Technologies recently reached peak data speeds of 1.45 gigabits per second (Gbps) on LTE in a live commercial environment using six channel carrier aggregation. For the first time in the USA, three companies in a commercial environment combined six separate channels of the spectrum. Continue reading “Verizon, Nokia and Qualcomm achieve 1.45Gbps advanced LTE speeds”

Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing trade secrets to improve performance of Intel chips

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Qualcomm seems to be in no mood to stop its legal battle against Apple as the chip maker freshly accuses Apple of stealing software and tools to improve chips from its rival Intel. Qualcomm is asking the judge to include the consideration of the latest accusations to a case between the two in state court in California. The suit is due to go to trial in April next year. Continue reading “Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing trade secrets to improve performance of Intel chips”

Qualcomm announces open-source DIRBS platform to combat counterfeit, stolen devices

Qualcomm today announced that it is making its Device Identification, Registration, and Blocking System (DIRBS) platform as freely downloadable open-source software. The DIRBS server-based software platform can be used to help identify illegal, and stolen mobile devices in a country. Continue reading “Qualcomm announces open-source DIRBS platform to combat counterfeit, stolen devices”

Verizon completes first 5G NR call on a commercial network with simulated smartphone

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Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Technologies today announced that they have completed the first end-to-end call with a smartphone form factor test device on a commercial 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) network in Minneapolis, MN. This test demonstrates the experience consumers will eventually have on a commercial 5G NR network when it becomes available.  Continue reading “Verizon completes first 5G NR call on a commercial network with simulated smartphone”

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform is based on new ultra-low power system architecture, offers extended battery life

Qualcomm just introduced Snapdragon Wear 3100, the company’s next generation smartwatch platform and the successor of Snapdragon Wear 2100 that was introduced back in 2016. This based on a new ultra-low power hierarchical system architecture. In this hierarchical architecture, the high-performance quad core A7 processor, the highly efficient integrated DSP, and the new ultra-low power co-processor work in conjunction with each other to fundamentally look to re-imagine smartwatch experiences – enhance existing ones, bring-in new ones – while supporting extended battery life.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / SM8150 gets benchmarked, reveals on par performance as Apple A11 Bionic

Qualcomm is gearing to introduce its next-generation flagship Mobile Platform in the coming months, and it confirmed that it will be built on the 7nm process node and will be 5G-capable when paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem. Now a new device powered by Qualcomm msmnile chip has passed through Geekbench, which could be the next-gen flagship SoC from Qualcomm.

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Qualcomm confirms its upcoming flagship 7nm 5G-capable mobile platform with on-device AI will power smartphones in 2019

After rumors, Qualcomm has officially confirmed that its  upcoming flagship mobile platform will feature a system-on-chip (SoC) built on the 7nm process node. It also hinted that it will be 5G-capable and can be paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem to power premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices. Continue reading “Qualcomm confirms its upcoming flagship 7nm 5G-capable mobile platform with on-device AI will power smartphones in 2019”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm SoC could launch as SM8150, feature dedicated AI processing unit

Details about Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC, successor of Snapdragon 845 surfaced earlier this year. A recent report said that TSMC will be making the 7nm (FinFET) chips and the production will start by the end of 2018 or early 2019. Now another report reveals that the company might go for a new naming scheme.  Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm SoC could launch as SM8150, feature dedicated AI processing unit”

Qualcomm and Taiwan Fair Trade Commission finally reach settlement

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Qualcomm today announced that it has reached a mutually agreed settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) in resolving the TFTC’s investigation and its litigation challenging the TFTC’s decision alleging violations of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Act. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Taiwan Fair Trade Commission finally reach settlement”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 615 GPU, AI features announced

Qualcomm just introduced Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform, the company’s latest SoC in the new 600 series and the successor of last year’s Snapdragon 660 SoC that is now seen in several mid-range smartphones, including the Xiaomi Mi A2 that was launched in India today. It is built on power-efficient 10nm process technology based on new Kryo 360 architecture, built on ARM Cortex technology, same as the 710. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 615 GPU, AI features announced”

Qualcomm schedules an event on September 10th in San Francisco, new wearable chipset expected

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Qualcomm has started sending out invites for an event scheduled on September 10th. Though there are no details about what to expect, the teaser image hints at a brand new chipset for the wearable platform which is lagging behind.  Continue reading “Qualcomm schedules an event on September 10th in San Francisco, new wearable chipset expected”

Qualcomm reports $5.6 billion revenue, 4% YoY growth in FY Q3 2018, decides to terminate NXP acquisition plans

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Qualcomm Incorporated today announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 24, 2018. The company has reported a revenue of $5.6 billion compared to $5.4 billion from the same time last year. This is a good 4% improvement YoY. Qualcomm’s operating income comes to around $0.9 billion versus the $0.8 billion from Q3 Fiscal 2017 and is a 20% growth.   Continue reading “Qualcomm reports $5.6 billion revenue, 4% YoY growth in FY Q3 2018, decides to terminate NXP acquisition plans”

Apple intends to solely use Intel modems in 2018 iPhones: Qualcomm

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Qualcomm during the FY Q3 2018 earning call today confirmed that Apple intends to solely use our competitors’ (Intel) modems rather than its modems in the 2018 iPhone expected later this year. This was reported by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI earlier this year. However, Qualcomm said that it will continue to provide modems for Apple legacy devices. Back in November last year the KGI analyst had said that the 2018 iPhone models will come with a faster Intel XMM 7560 modem.

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Qualcomm introduces world-first 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz smartphone modules

5G mmWave and sub-6GHz smartphone modules

Qualcomm today introduced the world’s first fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave); QTM052 mmWave and QPM56xx sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. These modules pair with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 5G modem to deliver modem-to-antenna capabilities across several spectrum bands.  Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces world-first 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz smartphone modules”