Tag: Qualcomm

Qualcomm Cannot Use Apple Switching to Intel Modem As Evidence In FTC Antitrust Case

A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm cannot use Apple moving to Intel modem as an evidence against allegations of the company’s monopolistic business practices. The FTC has filed a lawsuit in early 2017 against Qualcomm in the U.S. District Court alleging anticompetitive business practices and patent licensing norms for its LTE basebands. FTC is still […]

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Apple Says Chinese iPhone Ban Would Force a Settlement with Qualcomm; Cause ‘Irreparable Harm’ to All Involved

A court filing from Apple reveals that a Chinese ban on the sales of iPhone will force the company to settle its intense and long legal battle with Qualcomm over patent licensing and royalty issues. Apple notes that the ban will cost it millions of dollars a day and negatively affect Chinese consumers as well […]

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MediaTek reveals AI-powered Helio P90 chip and slates 5G chip for MWC

MediaTek may not have the name recognition of larger chipmakers, such as Qualcomm, Intel, Samsung, and Huawei, but its chips are found in nearly a third of mobile phones — largely low- to mid-range Android devices sold in Asia. Today, the company announced an AI-powered 4G smartphone system-on-chip (SoC) called Helio P90 and said it […]

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ITC May Impose a Limited iPhone Import Ban in the US as It Reviews Previous Qualcomm Ruling

The U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) will be reviewing a ruling in which Apple was allowed to continue selling iPhones in the United States despite infringing on a Qualcomm patent. When the original decision was announced, Apple was not handed an import ban on iPhones in the US since it was not in public interest. […]

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Apple Reportedly Working on a Custom Cellular Modem, Could Launch in Three Years

Apple has been relying on custom-built pieces within a lot of its products for quite some time, including within the Apple Watch, and, perhaps most importantly, with the A-series chips within the iPhone and iPad lineups. And it sounds like that effort will be expanding to cellular modems as well. At least, that’s according to […]

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Qualcomm Gets Chinese Court to Ban Import and Sales of iPhone X, iPhone 8, and Others in China

A Chinese patent court has passed a preliminary injunction on the sale of iPhones for violating two of Qualcomm’s patents. The preliminary ruling bans the sale and import of certain iPhone models in China, though Apple and its vendors are still free to manufacture and export devices from the country. The two patents which Apple […]

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Qualcomm Sees a Resolution With Apple Coming Soon ‘One Way or Another’

While Apple has continued to play hardball with Qualcomm, ever since the pair of companies started their lengthy legal battles, Qualcomm has, for whatever reason, always seen a potential resolution right around the corner. While Qualcomm’s President, Cristiano Amon, still sees a resolution as a forthcoming inevitability, it feels more like the company has downgraded […]

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Snapdragon Galaxy S10 Seemingly Outperforms Its Exynos Variant

During the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, the company took the wraps off the Snapdragon 855 platform which will be the company’s flagship chipset for 2019. Presumably many flagship smartphones will be using the new technology, and we imagine that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be one of them. Now thanks to what appears to benchmark scores […]

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Snapdragon 8cx Platform For Premium Always-Connected PCs

The Snapdragon 8cx leverages some work done for Snapdragon 855 but it is designed for a laptop power and thermal environment. As a result, it is a lot more powerful than smartphones, hence the ‘x’ that stands for eXtreme. It’s true, 8cx is the most extreme Snapdragon ever built. Unlike its predecessors, Snapdragon 8cx isn’t […]

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Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 8cx, an Intel-class 7-nanometer laptop chip

Though Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850 mobile platforms enabled the company to offer a handful of “always on” Windows laptops, the San Diego company had grander plans for a system-on-chip designed from the ground up for PCs. Now, after several years of development, that chip is here, and it’s called Snapdragon 8cx: the world’s […]

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Snapdragon 855: Everything You Need To Know

On December 4, Qualcomm teased the world by unveiling the high-level features of their new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855. Today, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about its architecture and features. There is a lot to absorb because Qualcomm has improved nearly every important aspect of the SoC that will […]

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Qualcomm details Snapdragon 855: multi-gigabit wireless, AI camera, and HDR gaming

In the global race to create smartphones and computers, Qualcomm has established itself as a leading developer and supplier of next-generation chips — a position it’s expanding upon today with a new Premium Tier system-on-chip solution, the Snapdragon 855. The company says that the new platform will be the first to commercialize 5G networks with […]

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Qualcomm Highlights Snapdragon 855’s AI Performance

During the first keynote of the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm has confirmed the Snapdragon 855 brand name for its new high-end smartphone processor platform. In today’s keynote, the AI performance was the main topic. According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 855 will bring an overall 3X AI performance improvements for Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads, thanks to the combined […]

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Qualcomm 3D Sonic In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor In 2019 Devices

Qualcomm has announced its 3D Sonic In-Screen Fingerprint sensor at its Snapdragon Summit 2018. It is a bit of a re-branding of the Qualcomm Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint reader we covered back in 2015. However, it seems now ready for prime time since partners will ship it in 2019 phones. We’ll explain how it works, […]

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