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Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015

Qualcomm's WiPower wireless charging technology can now charge metal phones

Qualcomm's WiPower wireless charging technology can now charge metal phones

Qualcomm has become the first company to enable wireless charging for mobile devices with metal bodies. It's Rezence-based WiPower technology will extend up to 22 watts of power to devices with metal exteriors.

Friday, 24 Jul 2015

Qualcomm reports 47% drop in profits for Q2, to lay off 15% of workforce

Qualcomm reports 47% drop in profits for Q2, to lay off 15% of workforce

Qualcomm reported a nearly 50% drop in profits for Q2 2015 and plans to lay off 15% of its workforce as part of a major restructuring drive to cut costs.

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015

Qualcomm to lay off 10% of workforce, may consider possibility of a breakup

Qualcomm to lay off 10% of workforce, may consider possibility of a breakup

Qualcomm may be preparing to lay off up to several thousand employees to cut costs as competition in the chip business heats up. In addition, it will be conducting a strategic review of its business and its chip production business may be split from the patent licensing operations.

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

Qualcomm will ditch TSMC for Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm will ditch TSMC for Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820

In a bid to stay competitive, Qualcomm is reportedly ready to ditch TSMC and turn to Samsung to manufacture its new Snapdragon 820 SoC.

Monday, 2 Mar 2015

Qualcomm's LTE-U technology will boost LTE connectivity by using unlicensed 5GHz band

Qualcomm's LTE-U technology will boost LTE connectivity by using unlicensed 5GHz band

At MWC 2015, Qualcomm is introducing new LTE-U chips with technology that will make use of the unlicensed 5GHz spectrum currently in use by Wi-Fi networks. The idea is for carriers to install many small LTE-U cells in public locations, which would end up boosting the signal of their big towers that work on the licensed spectrum.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820, Zeroth platform and Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner at MWC 2015

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820, Zeroth platform and Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner at MWC 2015

At MWC today, Qualcomm teased the arrival of its next high-end SoC, the Snapdragon 820. It also revealed more details on its cognitive learning Zeroth platform and unveiled an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, which looks far superior to Apple's TouchID.

Qualcomm announces partnership with F1 team Mercedes AMG Petronas

Qualcomm announces partnership with F1 team Mercedes AMG Petronas

At a pre-MWC event today held at Barcelona's Catalunya racetrack, Qualcomm announced a multi-year agreement to be an official technology partner of F1 team, Mercedes AMG Petronas.

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015

Qualcomm: Snapdragon 810 will not be used in an upcoming flagship device

Qualcomm: Snapdragon 810 will not be used in an upcoming flagship device

Qualcomm confirmed during the release of its quarterly earnings report that its Snapdragon 810 processor will not be used in an upcoming flagship device. Is the chipset maker referring to the Samsung Galaxy S6?

Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015

Samsung rumored to be dropping Qualcomm chip from next Galaxy S smartphone

Samsung rumored to be dropping Qualcomm chip from next Galaxy S smartphone

According to rumors, Samsung is said to be dropping Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon processors in favor of its own for the next Galaxy S smartphone.

Friday, 5 Dec 2014

Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon suffering from

Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon suffering from "hard to solve" issues

A report has claimed that Qualcomm's new 64-bit Snapdragon is suffering from issues such as overheating and RAM controller issues, and that these problems are proving to be hard to fix.

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