Qualcomm modem bug hits a third of smartphones
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Attackers can access the device’s call and SMS history

Around a third of all smartphones in the world are believed to be affected by a new vulnerability in a Qualcomm modem component that can grant attackers access to the device's call and SMS history and even audio conversations.

TCL rolls out its 20-series smartphone additions
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Flagship 20 Pro 5G, 20L+, 20L, and the 20S

TCL held its "Display Your Greatness" Global Launch April 2021 event launching no less than four new phones in the TCL 20 Series lineup, which will join the previously launched TCL 20 5G and the TCL 20SE.

FTC did not appeal against Qualcomm to the Supreme Court
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Decided not to pursuit 
 

The four year legal battle is over. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided not to appeal the 9th Circuit's decision, against the claim that Qualcomm's business model and practice were anti-competitive. To refresh your memory, the verdict that included a vote from three judges was unanimous in Qualcomm's favor.

Qualcomm buys silicon design firm Nuvia
Published in News
Thursday, 18 March 2021 09:37

Qualcomm buys silicon design firm Nuvia


Tame Apple Press wets itself

Qualcomm has wrapped up its $1.4 billion acquisition of silicon design firm Nuvia, and the Tame Apple press is terrified.

Qualcomm can’t keep up with demand
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 12 March 2021 11:31

Qualcomm can’t keep up with demand


Chip shortage moving to phones

Qualcomm is struggling to keep up with the demand for its processor chips used in smartphones and gadgets, as a chip shortage that first hit the auto industry spreads across the electronics business.

Meizu releases Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro smartphones in China
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 SoC and curved glass front for both phones

As scheduled earlier, Meizu has now released its two new smartphones in China, the Meizu 18 Pro and the Meizu 18. Both smartphones pack quite a punch with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC and both feature high-end screens with curved front glass.

Qualcomm brings 10Gbps with X65 5G modem
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Wednesday, 10 February 2021 12:24

Qualcomm brings 10Gbps with X65 5G modem


More affordable Qualcomm X62 for 4.6Gbps

Qualcomm has officially announced its new 4th generation 5G modems, reaching speeds of up to 10Gbps with Qualcomm X65, and up to 4.6Gbps with Qualcomm X62 modem.

Honor scores deals with Intel and Qualcomm
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Friday, 22 January 2021 11:41

Honor scores deals with Intel and Qualcomm


Now it is free from Huawei

Chinese budget phone maker Honor has signed partnerships with major chip suppliers such as Intel and Qualcomm after being spun off from parent Huawei Technologies.

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 870 5G
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Tuesday, 19 January 2021 16:02

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 870 5G


The Snapdragon 865+ has higher clocks and a few changes

Qualcomm has announced its newest Snapdragon chipset, the Snapdragon 870 5G. While the Snapdragon 888 SoC will be reserved for the high-end, smartphone makers that get the new Snapdragon 870 5G for slightly cheaper 5G-enabled smartphones.

Qualcomm Nuvia has acquisition automotive angle
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Analysis: General Motors, Renault, Bosh, Continental, and co.  

Automotive plays a vital role in the Nuvia deal. Nuvia has a data center chip that will tape out first, but what works in a data center can quickly be turned into an automotive chip. An Automotive/self-driving chip is nothing but a data center on wheels designed to be power-aware and process tremendous amounts of data from multiple sensors.