Qualcomm quarterly profit down 46%, misses forecast
Published in Processors


China fine to blame

Qualcomm’s quarterly profit is down 46% and the chipmaker has missed analysts’ already pessimistic forecasts. 

Qualcomm to tap Samsung for Snapdragon 820
Published in Processors


New sources confirm old rumour

It appears that rumours of Qualcomm’s plans to ditch TSMC in favour of Samsung were spot on. 

Qualcomm gives the Snapdragon more bite
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:10

Qualcomm gives the Snapdragon more bite


Trepn Profiler app for Android

Qualcomm responds to spin-off proposal
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:36

Qualcomm responds to spin-off proposal


Thanks but no thanks

Qualcomm has issued a statement in response to an idea floated by Jana Partners a couple of days ago. 

Qualcomm chip business worthless
Published in Processors
Monday, 13 April 2015 13:44

Qualcomm chip business worthless


Spin it off warns sctivist investor

Qualcomm has been told to spin-off its "worthless" chip unit away from its patent-licensing business in order to boost sliding stock prices.

ZTE Blade S6 reviewed, a budget Lollipop iPhone?
Published in Reviews


Review:
Snapdragon 615 ready for fancy dress party

The ZTE Blade S6 is the Chinese company’s latest crack at the mid-range smartphone segment, but is its fancy body writing cheques its internals can’t cash? 

Semiconductor sales up eight percent
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:04

Semiconductor sales up eight percent


Intel still the market leader shokka

Sales of semiconductors were up eight per cent and reached $340bn according to a report by analyst house Gartner.

Chipmakers are skipping Cortex-A57, what are the implications?
Published in Processors


Analysis: Stuck with Cortex-A53, next stop Cortex-A72

The 64-bit Cortex-A57 core is ARM’s latest and greatest CPU design, but very few chipmakers are actually building products based on this flagship core. In fact, many are skipping it altogether, so what’s going on here? 

HTC revives One M8 in Europe as One M8s
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:58

HTC revives One M8 in Europe as One M8s


With Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC

Just as its new flagship, the HTC One M9, started to appear in European retail/e-tail, HTC announced a new version of the HTC One M8 smartphone, the new mid-range HTC One M8s.

Snapdragon 820 to end up on Samsung’s 14nm node?
Published in Processors


TSMC lagging by at least one quarter

Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 may not only be the company’s first FinFET part, but the first processor manufactured by Samsung rather than TSMC.