Qualcomm reaches agreement on NXP Semiconductors
Published in Processors


Cost a bit more than expected

Qualcomm has reached an agreement with NXP Semiconductors to increase to $127.50 per share its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of NXP.

Pressure building for Qualcomm to negotiate Broadcom deal
Published in Processors


ISS says the money is still not good enough

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) said that Qualcomm should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom

Qualcomm met with Broadcom
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:06

Qualcomm met with Broadcom


The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro officially launched
Published in Mobiles


At an event held in India

Xiaomi has now officially unveiled its new Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones at an event in India, with the first one being a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus while the latter is a completely new device powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC.

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:59

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps


Triples the speed from last demo

Snapdragon X24 is a huge step forward getting the connection on your phone up to 2 Gbps, but 5G will be faster. Qualcomm has just announced that an X50 modem can get you to 4.51 Gbps speeds and probably faster by the launch day.

Qualcomm spills the benchmark beans on Snapdragon 845
Published in Processors


Using technological terms, it goes like the clappers

Qualcomm is lifting the veil today on the new Snapdragon 845 Mobile chip's benchmark performance profile, and it is looking rather good.

Broadcom meeting Qualcomm on Wednesday
Published in News
Monday, 12 February 2018 12:02

Broadcom meeting Qualcomm on Wednesday


Apple keeps its fingers crossed

Qualcomm and Broadcom plan to meet on Wednesday to talk about the latter’s $121 billion acquisition offer, the first time the semiconductor companies will discuss the potential deal, people familiar with the matter said.

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 09 February 2018 15:07

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50


Ready in 2019, confirmed by Cristiano Amon

One thing we came away with from yesterday’s big Qualcomm announcement that 20 companies are committed to coming to market in 2019 with Qualcomm X50 NR based devices. Cristiano Amon, the President of Qualcomm just confirmed that Samsung is also on board with the X50.

This is the 5G phone prototype mock up
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 17:00

This is the 5G phone prototype mock up


Qualcomm’s three mm wave antenna

Last year in October we saw Cristiano Amon, a EVP of Qualcomm at that time, holding a 5G prototype in his hand. This time, we had a chance to play with a mock up of an actual 5G NR, a phone form factor prototype in Beijing, China.

Nokia and Qualcomm have successful 5G test
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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:51

Nokia and Qualcomm have successful 5G test


3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant

Nokia and Qualcomm have completed interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard using the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies.