Fight fire with fire
Qualcomm’s executives were untraditionally vocal after the Apple lawsuit. Now they've came up with counterclaims and answers to back up their case against Apple.
MediaTek expects a poor first quarter
MediaTek thinks that its smartphone chip shipments will fall below 100 million units in the first quarter of 2017 and rebound only slightly to 110-120 million in the second quarter.
Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, AMD vying for customers in AI-fueled markets
Major component manufacturers in the artificial intelligence (AI) market have all increased their efforts to develop more aggressive processors for AI-fueled markets in 2017 including autonomous vehicles, enterprise drones, medical care, smart factories, image recognition, and general neural network research and development.
ZenFone will be delayed
Asustek will be delaying its its fourth-generation ZenFone until June or July after failing to get its paws on Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor and not wanting to use the older-generation Snapdragon 821.
Average speeds can double
We had a chance to see the GigabitLTE working at speeds up to 930 Mbps and upload speeds of 127.5 Mbps which is definitely the fastest that we’ve ever seen. But despite the fascination with the top speed, it is more important that GigabitLTE will significantly increase average speeds.
Qualcomm blocked Samsung from flogging Exynos
The South Korea Trade Commission has decided that Qualcomm prevented Samsung from selling its Exynos processors to various third-party phone manufacturers.
Spicing up the lower end
In a bid to improve its bottom line, Qualcomm has developed 4G modems for lower end smartphones and feature phones.
Qualcomm Centriq 2400 goes to OCP
Qualcomm is getting serious about its server and data center strategy and the company has announced support for Microsoft cloud services.
Intel’s data centre goose is cooked
After months of rumour, Windows is finally fully functional on ARM based chips and the Wintel alliance is in tatters.
iPhone 7s / 8 modem stops at 450 Mbps
Fudzilla found a chatty person at the Intel booth and have learned that the Intel XMM 7480 modem will ship later this year. In the light of recent legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, this could spark a rumor that Apple is preparing to use the modem in the 2017 iPhone that someone calls iPhone 8 or 7s.