Qualcomm

  • Qualcomm doesn’t want you to call its Snapdragon processors ‘processors’ anymore

    Qualcomm doesn’t want you to call its Snapdragon processors ‘processors’ anymore

    Take note, tech writers: as of this morning, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are no longer processors. Henceforth, the company would like you to refer to Snapdragon as a “platform.” In a post this morning, the San Diego-based chip – sorry processor – maker has detailed why it’s replaced one p-word with another. And why it thinks you ought to… Read More

  • Qualcomm announces new VR dev kit and headset accelerator program

    Qualcomm announces new VR dev kit and headset accelerator program

    The near-future of VR is definitely mobile, and for the time-being nobody has more control of the guts of mobile devices than Qualcomm does. It’s definitely in the company’s best interest then to foster VR development amongst ODMs (original design manufacturers) around the globe. The future isn’t just slot-in mobile phone based, in places like China, all-in-one mobile… Read More

  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210 will add support for Android Things later this year

    Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210 will add support for Android Things later this year

    When it launched Android Things back in December, Google announced a handful of hardware partners for its Android-based internet of things operating system, including Intel Edison, NXP Pico and the Raspberry Pi 3. Qualcomm, naturally, wanted in on the action, releasing its own straightforward, if vague, response to the announcement, titled, “Qualcomm Intends to Collaborate with Google… Read More

  • ClearMotion lands $100M to swap software for car shocks and boost self-driving UX

    ClearMotion lands $100M to swap software for car shocks and boost self-driving UX

    ClearMotion, a company that’s building an alternative chassis for vehicle makers that replaces traditional physical shock absorbers with digital, software-driven adaptive actuators, has readied $100 million in a Series C round, led by a group of clients advised by J.P. Morgan’s asset management wing and with participation from NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and more. The company claims to… Read More

  • Qualcomm reaffirms it will continue to supply Apple during its legal dispute

    Qualcomm reaffirms it will continue to supply Apple during its legal dispute

    Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said today on the company’s call accompanying its first-quarter earnings report that Qualcomm would continue to work with Apple as a supplier despite a major legal battle between the two companies. “We intend to remain a good supplier to Apple even while this dispute continues,” Mollenkopf said on the call. “Our preference is to… Read More

  • Apple files a $145 million patent suit against Qualcomm in China

    Apple files a $145 million patent suit against Qualcomm in China

    Apple doesn’t do lawsuits lightly. Hot on the heels of a suit against Qualcomm here in the States, it’s taking the San Diego-based chipmaker to intellectual property court in Beijing. The damages are considerably less than the Stateside suit, at “just” 1 billion yuan ($145.32 million), compared to $1 billion here, but the allegations are similar, with Apple accusing… Read More

  • Qualcomm stock takes a sharp hit on heels of Apple and FTC filings

    Qualcomm stock takes a sharp hit on heels of Apple and FTC filings

    A rough start to the week for Qualcomm stock following a week that brought some major bad news in the form of an FTC antitrust complaint and a one $1 billion or so suit from one-time ally Apple. The chipmaker was already stumbling from an FTC complaint a week back that accused the company of instituting a “no license, no chips” policy that instituted higher fees and held down… Read More

  • Qualcomm fires back against Apple over lawsuit and FTC action

    Qualcomm fires back against Apple over lawsuit and FTC action

    Never a dull moment in the smartphone wars. This week, Qualcomm started getting serious regulatory heat when the Federal Trade Commission filed charges against the chipmaker, accusing it of anticompetitive tactics designed to shut competitors out from supplying components to handset companies. Apple was one of the few manufacturers mentioned by name in the complaint, and accordingly, the… Read More