The chap known as Mr Mobile has shared with the world that Qualcomm might be showing off a new watch platform on September 10 and most likely this will be brand-new Snapdragon wear that hasn’t been upgraded since 2016.
Good tracking for €38.57
Makibes is not a big established brand in the bushel of smart fitness trackers but the company managed to make an affordable, connected, GPS smart band and price it for under 40 Euro / $44 USD.
But there are shortfalls
The Internet of Things and the move to more intelligent cars is creating a shortfall in the supply of silicon wafers and other raw materials, which will likely persist through 2025.
Ex-Chairman still wants Qualcomm
Last week there was a disturbance in the force. Former CEO and recent chairman of Qualcomm, Paul E. Jacobs, decided to start a new company and call it XCOM. There is little surprise that his new company is focusing on the 5G wireless technologies that will propel the next mobile revolution.
Working together on developer kit
Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft have announced that they are working together to help customers and developers quickly create IoT solutions like home monitoring cameras, enterprise security cameras and smart home devices that use on-device vision artificial intelligence (AI) in retail, manufacturing and logistics applications.
To improve performance in fiscal 2019
Qualcomm has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2018 and the company generated $5.3 billion, a five percent year over year positive change.
Doing a lot of work in Quantum Computing
We had a chance to chat with the Tom Sonderman, the president of SkyWater - a new/old US owned and operated semiconductor Fab. These guys can make a lot of interesting IoT, automotive and even quantum processing units and what makes it unique is that it is US owned and operated.
Jumping on the IoT bandwagon
Chinese e-commerce outfit Alibaba has bought a Chinese microchip maker to further its cloud-based “internet of things” (IoT) business and to build a Chinese chip industry.
SVP and GM Mobile BU
A key member of the Qualcomm team in charge of the IoT, has started working at Micron. He got a saucy offer and left to Micron to be SVP and GM of Mobile Business Unit.