Broadcom moves back to US
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Monday, 12 March 2018 12:50

Broadcom moves back to US


Will be "American" two days before Qualcomm takeover bid

Singapore-based Broadcom will have redomiciled to the United States by April 3, two days before the chipmaker’s acquisition target Qualcomm's annual shareholder meeting where it is planning to mount a hostile take-over.

HP Snapdragon-powered Envy X2 sold out in a matter of hours
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Demand for Windows 10 always-connected PC might be real

Although many had their doubts regarding Snapdragon powered always connected notebooks/tablets, it appears that there is quite a demand as it appears that HP's Envy X2 has sold out in a matter of hours.

OPPO R15 follows the notch
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:33

OPPO R15 follows the notch


Official images

Oppo is about to launch its Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition phones and yes, they will have a notch. The company has already started taking pre-orders and has a website that reveals a lot, including the final design.

Qualcomm in talks to bury the hatchet with Huawei
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Observers expect agreement

Chipmaker Qualcomm is in talks to settle a patent dispute with China’s Huawei and the word on the street is that the pair will reach an agreement in the coming weeks.

Broadcom's Qualcomm bid gets a kick in the groin from the US government
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Orders delay to shareholders' meeting on security grounds

There are signs that the writing might be on the wall for Broadcom's bid to take over Qualcomm, as the US government has now intervened to delay the take-over.

Qualcomm shareholder meeting pushed forward by a month
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Government (CFIUS) stepped in

Broadcom and Qualcomm are fighting for positions on the board as this is currently Broadcom’s only chance to win its hostile takeover of Qualcomm. Qualcomm is very clear that it doesn’t like the $79 offer that it thinks undervalues the company and has rather justified regulatory agency concerns. Now the US government Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has got involved and ordered Qualcomm to postpone the shareholder meeting for a month.

Qualcomm demos 5G VR edge computing
Published in Network
Friday, 02 March 2018 09:14

Qualcomm demos 5G VR edge computing


Wireless VR from PC to HMD Snapdragon 835

By the summer of 2017, I started hearing the term edge computing from a lot of C level meetings I had in the computing industry and it became very clear that this is the next big thing. At MWC 2018, Qualcomm demonstrated edge computing 5G mm Wave powered VR, which is likely to become the future of VR.

Sony demonstrates 1.2Gbps Snapdragon X20
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:14

Sony demonstrates 1.2Gbps Snapdragon X20


4x4 and the power of the modem

Sony made a splashy announcement of the Xperia XZ2 phone powered by the Snapdragon 845. It decided to focus on the power of its download communication demo and showed that within two years, the maximum download speed  rose from 600 Mbps to 1.2 Gbps.

Qualcomm tells Broadcom to stop telling shareholders rubbish
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While US security panel issues warning to Broadcom

Qualcomm accused Broadcom of attempting to mislead shareholders with disingenuous comments about its willingness to participate in the buyout.

Qualcomm scores 18 operators for 5G NR in 2019
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 12:19

Qualcomm scores 18 operators for 5G NR in 2019


20 OEM designs on X50

Qualcomm just announced the number of OEMs making X50 based phones at a Mobile World Congress 2018 press conference.