TSMC expects sales drop
Published in News
Thursday, 24 September 2015 09:56

TSMC expects sales drop


But revenues up

Chipmaker TSMC has warnedthat its revenues for the fourth quarter will experience a sequential decline, however its bottom line has been saved by the fact that the US dollar is doing well against the Taiwan currency.

HiSilicon becomes SMIC's 28nm customer
Published in Processors
Friday, 18 September 2015 13:42

HiSilicon becomes SMIC's 28nm customer


Good yield on 28 nm 

HiSilicon, which is an outfit created by Broadcom and Huawei, has signed up for SMIC's process technology.

Huawei Nexus 6 spotted in Geekbench
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 11:44

Huawei Nexus 6 spotted in Geekbench


Features Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM

A smartphone that is probably the upcoming Huawei-made Nexus 6 has been spotted in Geekbench, showing both the results as well as confirming some of the earlier rumors regarding specifications of the new smartphone.

Snapdragon 410 and 210 processors pass milestone
Published in Processors


Qualcomm opens the champers

Qualcomm  claims it has reached a milestone for its Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and 210 processors.

Qualcomm adds new mid-range processors
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 14:11

Qualcomm adds new mid-range processors


Snapdragon 430 and the Snapdragon 617

Qualcomm has released two new mid-range processors to its mobile CPU lineup — the Snapdragon 430 and the Snapdragon 617.

Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 3.0
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 09:51

Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 3.0


From zero to 80 per cent in 35 minutes

Qualcomm has announced a successor to the Quick Charge 2.0 standard with the inventive and original name Quick Charge 3.0. 

Qualcomm wants Snapdragons in drones
Published in Processors
Friday, 11 September 2015 12:28

Qualcomm wants Snapdragons in drones


Firebreathing flying snapdragons

Chipmaker Qualcomm has created a board designed for consumer drones and robotics applications.

Sony fixes Snapdragon 810 overheating on Xperia Z5 Premium
Published in Mobiles


Teardown reveals dual heatpipe

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC will go down in history as a SoC that likes to overheat but it appears that Sony managed to solve that problem with its newest Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 smartphones by using a dual heatpipe to cool it down.

Vevo music poaches top Qualcomm exec
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 17:28

Vevo music poaches top Qualcomm exec


Jon Carvill is now VP of communications   

A rock star PR who worked as a Senior Director of communication at Qualcomm has been poached by the music outfit Vevo.

Snapdragon 820 Kryo clocks up to 2.2GHz
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:56

Snapdragon 820 Kryo clocks up to 2.2GHz


Twice the performance and power efficiency of Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm has just revealed the clock speed and manufacturing process for its Kryo core. Snapdragon 820 is a 14nm FinFET based quad-core with up to 2.2GHz core clock.