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Apple is picking at Intel's modem corpse
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:53

Apple is picking at Intel's modem corpse


Something else we warned would happen

The fruity cargo cult Apple is predictably in talks to buy Intel's modem business after causing that arm of Intel to crash earlier this year.

Snapdragon 855 Plus announced
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 15 July 2019 16:18

Snapdragon 855 Plus announced


Gaming phones and VR target

Qualcomm has decided to announce an updated version of its flagship Snapdragon 855 7nm chip. It is simply called Snapdragon 855 Plus. The CPU is about four percent faster while the GPU gets a saucy 15 percent boost. It is clear that gaming phone manufacturers and VR enthusiast platform builders will be all over it.

Qualcomm seeking stay of Judge Koh ruling from 9th Circuit Court
Published in News


After Judge denies request

A US judge ruled against Qualcomm effort to block the implementation of a sweeping antitrust ruling against it as the mobile chip supplier pursues an appeal that could take more than a year.

FTC stops Qualcomm using Apple documents in its defence
Published in News


“Improper, unfair, and prejudicial.”

The US Federal Trade Commission  objected to a move by mobile chip supplier Qualcomm to introduce internal Apple documents in its fight to stop the enforcement of a May antitrust ruling.

US chipmakers lobby for Huawei
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 17 June 2019 12:31

US chipmakers lobby for Huawei


Asking Trump to stop hurting them to get to China

US chipmakers Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.

Huawei: Ennui thought it was the zeitgeist
Published in News


Opinion: Mike Magee's Rave - War of the Worlds kicks off

I never in my wildest dreams – and my dreams are wild, by the way – that I considered that a headline could combine Mandarin, French, English and German. This one has.

AMD goes back to mobile with Samsung
Published in News
Monday, 03 June 2019 23:36

AMD goes back to mobile with Samsung


Signs a partnership for RDNA graphics architecture and more

AMD and Samsung have announced a surprising "strategic partnership" which will give Samsung access to custom graphics IP based on AMD's new RDNA graphics architecture for use in mobile devices as well as access to other AMD technologies.

Lenovo showcases a 5G Snapdragon 8cx PC
Published in PC Hardware


Computex 19: X55 modem inside, pictured

Qualcomm and Lenovo showcased the world’s first 5G PC at Computex. The PC is based on Qualcomm’s 8cx platform and comes with additional 5G connectivity. Lenovo calls this design "Project Limitless", based on world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs.

Qualcomm's 8cx outperforms Core i5 8250U
Published in PC Hardware


Computex 19:
 
While keeping the charge 2x longer

The new Qualcomm 8cx mobile chip is outperforming the Intel i5-8250U chip in speed and power consumption while keeping the fanless design.

Qualcomm in hot water over antitrust
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:59

Qualcomm in hot water over antitrust

 

Illegally suppressed competition

US chipmaker Qualcomm stifled smartphone chip market competition by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a US judge ruled.