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Qualcomm announces AI datacenter Cloud AI 100 SoC
Published in AI


Series of products in 2020

Last week Qualcomm announced a Cloud AI 100 data accelerator targeting future AI loads in big data centers. Facebook and Microsoft seem to be interested as they presented  at the Qualcomm AI events in San Francisco.

Late 2019, early 2020 high-end mobile chips will be 7nm
Published in Mobiles


Huawei, Qualcomm, Apple

TSMC has announced that it is doing a test production of  5nm EUV chips, but real production starts in 2020. A long-term investigation leads us to believe that most chips launching in the latter part of this year or early next year will, unlike the UK, remain on 7nm.

Intel walks away from 5G smartphone modem
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 09:25

Intel walks away from 5G smartphone modem


Apple to go alternatives

In a surprising twist of events, Intel has just announced that it plans to exit the 5G Smartphone modem business. The surprising announcement happened just hours after Apple announced that it had settled its years of legal battles against Qualcomm.

Apple, Qualcomm fire lawyers, make up and kiss
Published in News


Nothing hurts any more...

The continuing dispute between Qualcomm and Apple has resulted in both giant firms stalling the divorce agreement and patching things up.

Apple vs. Qualcomm trial begins
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:20

Apple vs. Qualcomm trial begins


Billions of dollars at stake

The multi-billion dollar Apple and Qualcomm five-week court case has opened in San Diego that'll determine whether Qualcomm operates a smartphone modem chip monopoly and charges too much in licensing fees.

Qualcomm reveals AI ready chips
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 12:08

Qualcomm reveals AI ready chips


Gunning for Nvidia

Chipmaker Qualcomm revamped the midrange products in its system-on-chip portfolio with faster graphics, more power efficient cores, and Nvidia beating AI functions.

Intel headhunts Qualcomm’s George Davis
Published in News
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 11:49

Intel headhunts Qualcomm’s George Davis


Gets a new chief financial officer

Intel announced the appointment of George Davis as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

Apple 7, 8, 10, Xs and Xr infringe Qualcomm patent
Published in Mobiles


Judge recommends ban on some iPhones

ITC Judge MaryJoan McNamara has declared some verdicts. Apple is infringing one of three patents and she recommends a ban on iPhones manufactured in China being imported into the USA. This is a hardware patent 674 and it doesn’t look that there is a quick workaround.

South Korean watchdog cuts Qualcomm fine
Published in News
Thursday, 21 March 2019 12:26

South Korean watchdog cuts Qualcomm fine


Only $200 million now

South Korea’s antitrust regulator has lowered a decade-old penalty imposed on US chipmaker Qualcomm by 18 percent to $200 million.

Apple stole three Qualcomm ideas
Published in News
Monday, 18 March 2019 12:38

Apple stole three Qualcomm ideas


Told to pay $31 million

Fruity cargo cult Apple’s quest to avoid paying Qualcomm billions in patent royalties has hit an iceberg as a jury has ruled against it.