Tag: Qualcomm

Qualcomm Introduces Overclocked Snapdragon 855 Plus For New Phones

With a great many phones due to be launched in the second half of this year, Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus. It’s essentially an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform that’s already found in devices like the Galaxy S10. It has the same overall design and chip layout but with higher […]

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T-Mobile tees up 600MHz 5G launch with first commercial modem data session

While competitors focused their earliest 5G efforts on short-range millimeter wave hardware, T-Mobile steadfastly maintained that its strategy — blanket the U.S. with long-range 600MHz 5G coverage and then boost speeds with 2.5GHz and millimeter wave as needed — was a better approach to achieving truly nationwide 5G coverage. Today, the carrier took a major […]

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Qualcomm reportedly tests faster, smaller Wear OS-ready Snapdragon CPUs

Google hasn’t yet had a massive hit with any of its Wear OS-powered smartwatches, an issue some observers have blamed on performance gaps between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear processors and rival chips developed by Apple and Samsung. But if a new report from Germany’s WinFuture is accurate, that could be set to change in the near future, […]

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ZongMu Technology raises $14.5 million for driver assistance products

It’s anticipated that the autonomous vehicles market will reach $667.77 billion by 2026, and according to marketing firm ABI, as many as 8 million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025. Startups like ZongMu Technology are taking full advantage of the influx of venture capital, unsurprisingly. The Shanghai-based company today revealed that it […]

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Snapdragon 855 New Security Certification Opens Door To Multi-eSIM Phones

At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm has announced that its flagship Snapdragon 855 processor’s SPU unit (Security Processing Unit) has received an EAL-4+ certification (more info) from the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), a German independent security audit entity. Advertising EAL-4+ has potential implications for customers, including for phones already released to the market. Existing […]

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How Qualcomm is ushering in the age of edge computing

Presented by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Developers and companies are starting to see the major benefits of moving from centralized computing processes to decentralized ones as the cloud computing age approaches an end and edge computing takes center stage, says Jilei Hou, senior director of engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “One of the fundamental aspects of […]

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Intel, Qualcomm, and Xilinx quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

(Reuters) — Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said. Executives from top U.S. chipmakers Intel and Xilinx attended a meeting in late May […]

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Qualcomm’s Dean Brenner explains 5G spectrum and the ‘game-changer’ DSS

Understanding cellular technology begins with one key piece of information: Cell phones, personal hotspot pucks, and other cellular devices are all sophisticated two-way radios, such that each new generation (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) adds additional ways to speed up the radio communications between your device and nearby towers. One way to boost speeds is to […]

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LG claims Qualcomm licensing dispute imperils entire 5G market

(Reuters) — Sales of LG Electronics’ new 5G smartphone looked uncertain on Wednesday after the firm said it was unable to narrow differences with Qualcomm to renew a chip license deal that is due to expire this month. In a U.S. court filing late on Tuesday, the South Korean firm opposed Qualcomm’s efforts to put a […]

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AMD and Samsung: A match made for mobile gaming

On Monday, AMD and Samsung announced a licensing agreement whereby Samsung would license AMD Radeon graphics technology to be incorporated into future Samsung chips. If you missed the announcement, that’s likely because it came on the opening day of Apple’s WWDC, which of course garnered massive coverage. But for all the intense interest in Apple, […]

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Qualcomm enables ‘XR smart viewer’ augmented reality smartphone apps

Qualcomm has unveiled a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR Smart Viewer reference design that makes it easier for hardware companies to create lightweight augmented reality glasses. Qualcomm made the announcement ahead of the Augmented World Expo (AWE) event in Santa Clara, California. With this design, AR glasses can become smart viewers for AR content that is […]

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Meet Misty, an extensible robot empowered by Microsoft and Qualcomm technologies

Miscellaneous helper robots have been whirring, rolling, and bumping around for years. They generally take the form of something adorable, with big doe eyes and a chunky white plastic body that is friendly and completely non-threatening. Or they’ll be the opposite, like Boston Dynamics’ agile robots that move in an uncanny valley-like way but lack […]

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