Qualcomm

  • Blippar Raises Seed Funding From Qualcomm For Mobile Augmented Reality Technology

    Blippar Raises Seed Funding From Qualcomm For Mobile Augmented Reality Technology

    Blippar, the UK startup behind an eponymous mobile image recognition and augmented reality platform, has landed seed funding – the size of the investment was not disclosed – from Qualcomm Ventures. The startup, which is based in London, says the seed funding serves as a springboard for a bigger Series A funding round it expects to close in early 2012. Read more over at… Read More

  • PARC Spin-Out PowerCloud Systems Raises $6 Million From Qualcomm

    PARC Spin-Out PowerCloud Systems Raises $6 Million From Qualcomm

    PowerCloud Systems, a spin-out of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) that offers a ‘networking-as-a-service’ platform for OEMs and service providers, has raised $6 million in Series B funding in a round led by Qualcomm Ventures, with prior backers Walden Venture Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and PARC participating. The capital will be used to enhance the company’s… Read More

  • Why Quad-Core?

    Why Quad-Core?

    We are entering into a new era, ladies and gentlemen. Well, “era” may not be the right word considering how quickly things change in these here mobile parts, but the fact remains the same: Quad-core mobile processors are here. And the ones that aren’t quite here yet are coming. While many of our brilliantly geeky readers need no tutorial on the advantages of four… Read More

  • Qualcomm Pads Snapdragon Lineup With New High-End Chipsets

    Qualcomm Pads Snapdragon Lineup With New High-End Chipsets

    What little word there was about Qualcomm’s S4 class of chipsets has been keeping spec nerds on the edge of their collective seats, and now the company is ready to announce a handful of new additions to their vaunted S4 lineup. Here’s a quick recap for those of you who don’t have a degree in Qualcommology: the company recently revamped the Snapdragon brand to include… Read More

  • Qualcomm Acquires Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Tech From HaloIPT

    Qualcomm Acquires Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Tech From HaloIPT

    Qualcomm has acquired substantially all of the technology and other assets of HaloIPT, a provider of wireless charging technology for electric road vehicles. The move is meant to strengthen Qualcomm’s technology and patent portfolio. Read More

  • T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II Processor Revealed: It’s A Qualcomm!

    T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II Processor Revealed: It’s A Qualcomm!

    Finally! Astute readers may recall that when Samsung officially unveiled their three Galaxy S II variants at a New York event, the T-Mobile model was trapped in an acrylic prison. While Samsung’s reps remained quiet, word among the attendees was that T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II was running with a different processor than its brethren. A tweet from Samsung’s GalaxySsupport account… Read More

  • NTT DoCoMo, Samsung Talking Chipset Alliance Against Qualcomm

    NTT DoCoMo, Samsung Talking Chipset Alliance Against Qualcomm

    Qualcomm is one of biggest players (if not the biggest) in the mobile chipset space, and their dominance of the market is forcing other manufacturers to seek alternative strategies. While Qualcomm’s huge presence has helped shape the market, a group of Asian companies are looking to form an alliance that will reduce their reliance on Qualcomm’s products and instead develop and rely… Read More

  • Qualcomm Explores A New Market: Finding Your Lost Dog

    Qualcomm Explores A New Market: Finding Your Lost Dog

    Qualcomm. You’ve probably heard of them. Hell, chances are pretty solid that you’ve got a bit of Qualcomm in your pocket right now — if you’ve got any recent, popular Android phone in there, at least. More-likely-than-not, it’s running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset. Qualcomm has been up to all sorts of fun stuff lately: they’ve got an SDK that makes… Read More

  • AT&T Hits Obstacle In T-Mobile, Qualcomm Spectrum Acquisitions

    AT&T Hits Obstacle In T-Mobile, Qualcomm Spectrum Acquisitions

    The FCC has just informed good ol’ big blue that its proposed acquisitions of T-Mobile and Qualcomm’s 700MHz spectrum will be informally reviewed together, rather than as separate transactions. This wouldn’t really be a big deal except for the fact that AT&T may be biting off more than it can chew. By reviewing the two proposed acquisitions together, the FCC is… Read More

  • Qualcomm Overhauls The Snapdragon Brand, Ditches The Confusing Chipset Names

    Qualcomm Overhauls The Snapdragon Brand, Ditches The Confusing Chipset Names

    If you’ve got any smartphone made in the last year or so that isn’t made by Apple or Samsung, chances are preeeetty good that it’s powered by one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets. Now, as for the chances that you could actually name which Snapdragon chipset it has… yeah, pretty much zilch. The problem: outside of the overarching “Snapdragon” brand… Read More