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Monday, 28 Sep 2015

2016 iPhones to come with Intel’s LTE modem chip

2016 iPhones to come with Intel’s LTE modem chip

Collaboration between Apple’s iPhone and Intel’s chip-making division has been ongoing since March 2015, and the modem chip can support up to LTE Categories 9 and 10, giving us download speeds of 450mbps.

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015

Snapdragon 820's latest modem promises faster, more reliable LTE speeds

Snapdragon 820's latest modem promises faster, more reliable LTE speeds

Qualcomm announces new connectivity features for their upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC, with better optimization for LTE and Wi-Fi networks, better battery efficiency, and support for LTE speeds of up to 600Mbps, as well as 802.11ad Wi-Fi support, all thanks to the new X12 LTE modem.

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015

Batteries go from 0 to 80% in 35 minutes with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0

Batteries go from 0 to 80% in 35 minutes with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0

Qualcomm today unveiled its latest quick charging technology, Quick Charge 3.0 which promises to charge a flat battery to 80% in about 35 minutes. Read on to find out more about Quick Charge 3.0.

Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820's Zeroth neural chip will fight malware on-the-fly

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820's Zeroth neural chip will fight malware on-the-fly

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon Smart Protect, a malware behavior analysis feature that uses its Zeroth neural processing chip in conjunction with its upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC to provide real-time protection against zero-day and transformed malware.

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.

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