The way to hop over the Great Wall
Qualcomm is preparing to produce its own custom chips for the Chinese market in a move to get around its problems with manufacturers and the government.
Could be announced on June 14th
Although there were a few rumors regarding the upcoming OnePlus 3 smartphone earlier, the latest, coming from @evleaks, is probably the most plausible one, putting a Snapdragon 820 SoC behind a 5.5-inch 1080p screen.
Helping out its contract chip makers
TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.
Head IoE-Consumer Electronics talks smart drones
Qualcomm wants to make drones smarter and is using the Snapdragon developer board to make it happen. Fudzilla was shown Qualcomm's proof of concept drones that are capable of knowing and mapping environment.
Ready for this year
Chipzilla has scored a more significant chunk of the upcoming iPhone 7 which is due to be released this year.
Chipzilla paid him $25 million so he should say that
The bloke who Intel paid $25 million last year to leave Qualcomm claims that Chipzilla is in a strong position to take control of the internet of things.
Found in hundreds of Android phone models
FireEye has found a vulnerability in Qualcomm software packages which are under the bonnet of hundreds of Android phone models.
Nvidia was confident that it could pressure Samsung and Qualcomm into some kind of licensing dea and started a legal battle in September 2014. However not it appears that the battle is over and with a disappointing result.
Lower electricity and cheaper
Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.