Qualcomm

  • South Korea fines Qualcomm $850 million for its patent licensing practices

    South Korea fines Qualcomm $850 million for its patent licensing practices

    American chipmaker Qualcomm is in trouble in South Korea. The country’s antitrust regulator has fined the company roughly $850 million (1.03 trillion won) for its patent royalty activities in South Korea. Many of you are familiar with Qualcomm for its chips. The next time you read the tech specs of your favorite smartphone, chances are that you’ll find a Qualcomm chip. The… Read More

  • Qualcomm’s Tricorder XPRIZE is down to two finalists

    Qualcomm’s Tricorder XPRIZE is down to two finalists

    A bit of a mutual admiration society has developed between the two finalists in Qualcomm’s $10 million Tricorder XPRIZE competition. Whatever animus might have developed in the nearly half-decade since the contest was announced at CES 2012 has seemingly taken a back seat to an appreciation for what the other team has accomplished. In fact, at one point during our meeting ahead of… Read More

  • Microsoft outlines future mixed reality and cellular PCs with Intel and Qualcomm partnerships

    Microsoft outlines future mixed reality and cellular PCs with Intel and Qualcomm partnerships

    If you weren’t anywhere near Shenzhen today, you likely missed some of the stories coming out of Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC). The company used the opportunity to highlight a number of partnerships and plans designed to hasten the next step in Windows evolution. At the top of the list is Project Evo, a collaboration with Intel designed at… Read More

  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 will be built with Samsung, featuring faster and safer charging

    Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 will be built with Samsung, featuring faster and safer charging

    Qualcomm’s got a new chip just over the horizon, built in collaboration with Samsung, utilizing the electronics giant’s 10-nanometer FinFET process that promises to improve performance and energy over the Snapdragon 820 and 821’s 14nm FinFE. The new chip will replace the 821 as Qualcomm’s flagship when it starts arriving in devices at some point during the first half… Read More

  • Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device sporting a Snapdragon 821

    Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device sporting a Snapdragon 821

    There’s still a little time to get a handset out before year’s end. And while increased competition from a number of relative new manufacturers (not to mention Google) have seemingly made things a bit more crowded, Samsung’s recent struggles have, perhaps, left an opening for another flagship. At just under three years old, OnePlus certainly still qualifies as a newcomer, but… Read More

  • NXP’s new autonomous driving products focus on safety, self-driving trucks

    NXP’s new autonomous driving products focus on safety, self-driving trucks

    NXP Semiconductor, which made headlines recently after entering into an agreement to be acquired by Qualcomm, unveiled a series of new products today that make it clear why they were a high-value target for the mobile chip giant. Each of three new products NXP announced today promises to advance tech related to self-driving vehicles. In the autonomous car market, NXP revealed a new… Read More

  • Qualcomm to acquire NXP Semiconductor for $47 billion

    Qualcomm to acquire NXP Semiconductor for $47 billion

    Qualcomm will acquire NXP Semiconductor in a cash deal worth around $47 billion. The two chip-making giants were said to have reached an agreement last week, but today’s announcement from Qualcomm makes it official. The acquisition will create a combined company with annual revenue north of $30 billion, and give Qualcomm additional expertise in security, identity and automotive… Read More

  • Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductor reportedly agree on deal at $110 per share

    Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductor reportedly agree on deal at $110 per share

    Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductor have agreed on a deal that will see the mobile chip giant acquire NXP at a price of $110 per share, according to CNBC. The deal was first reported back in late September by the Wall Street Journal, with pricing said to be over $30 billion for the acquisition of the Netherlands-based automotive and security chipmaker. BREAKING: Qualcomm, NXP Semi agree on… Read More

  • Qualcomm debuts plans to help build more connected cameras

    Qualcomm debuts plans to help build more connected cameras

    A couple of big, roadmappy pieces of news out the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, being held in Hong Kong this week, far away from the component company’s sunny Southern California headquarters. Alongside a number of new chips, the Qualcomm is laying out its plans to support camera functionality across a wide set of different form factors. The new technology portfolio moves well beyond the… Read More

  • Qualcomm shows off three new Snapdragon processors

    Qualcomm shows off three new Snapdragon processors

    While it’s true we don’t all have the pleasure of hanging at the Hong Kong Ritz Carlton for this week’s 4G/5G Summit, we can still bask in the chipmaker’s news from afar. Arguably most fascinating among the San Diego company’s big announcements for the week are its plans to go big into the future of cross-platform camera hardware, but it wouldn’t be a… Read More

  • Qualcomm reportedly in acquisition talks with NXP Semiconductors

    Qualcomm reportedly in acquisition talks with NXP Semiconductors

    Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is looking to shrink the silicon space a bit further with a potential acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors, in a deal that could be worth over $30 billion according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.  The deal could be finalized in as few as two months from now, according to the report. If it goes through, it could signal a big move for… Read More

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