Qualcomm

  • 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

  • Qualcomm’s Awesome Augmented Reality SDK Now Available For iOS

    Qualcomm’s Awesome Augmented Reality SDK Now Available For iOS

    Back around July of last year, Qualcomm launched a software development kit for building Augmented Reality apps on Android. The idea was to allow Android developers to build all sorts of crazy AR stuff without having to reinvent the wheel by coding up their own visual-recognition system. It is, for lack of a better word, awesome. And now it’s available for iOS. Read More

  • Qualcomm Buys Assets From GestureTek To Add Gesture Recognition Technology To Snapdragon

    Qualcomm Buys Assets From GestureTek To Add Gesture Recognition Technology To Snapdragon

    Qualcomm has bought certain technology assets from GestureTek, a well-known developer of gesture recognition technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to a release, Qualcomm is buying IP assets related specifically to gesture recognition technology, as well as “engineering resources.” GestureTek is retaining other assets in that relate to its… Read More

  • We7 secures new funding for European expansion

    We7 secures new funding for European expansion

    We7, the UK-headquartered music streaming service, has closed a new undisclosed round of funding. The new investment comes from existing investors Peter Gabriel and Eden Ventures, along with Qualcomm Incorporated (via its venture capital function) and Pentech Ventures, and will be used primarily for further European expansion (“multiple countries”) and to consolidate its position… Read More

  • Is This What Your Smartphone Will Look Like In 2013? We Hope So

    Is This What Your Smartphone Will Look Like In 2013? We Hope So

    We’re all aware that smartphones could potentially replace a lot of the technology we depend on today, but that can’t happen until someone develops some better processors, which is exactly what Qualcomm is claiming to have done. In fact, the chipset maker promises that in the next two years, your smartphone could act as a 3D set-top box, a game console, and a cloud-based computer… Read More