Empire Strikes Back
Although Chipzilla is not big in the car industry at the moment and Qualcomm, with its NXP takeover, is king – it appears that there is a war brewing between the pair.
Mercedes and Lumen system integrator
The Mercedes S550 plug in hybrid is the first car to commercially comes with Qualcomm Halo wireless car charger. Fudzilla saw a demo of this technology back in May 2015 and it sounded more than promising.
IoT and Automotive twist
Qualcomm was apparently eyeing NXP for a while and it just announced that it has bought it in a massive $47 billion deal that has quite a bit of IoT and automotive aspiration.
Not a phablet, the CEO kind of confirmed
OnePlus 3T might be the rumored phone powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC but the company’s CEO Peter Lau last week in Hong Kong told Fudzilla and a few other people that it doesn't have any plans to make a phablet.
Qualcomm CTO confirms to Fudzilla
Everyone was excited about 5G's promised 5Gbps download speed, but most have ignored the upload component. Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob has confirmed to Fudzilla that you can expect to see multiple Gbps upload speeds.
It does not appear interested in 10nm
TSMC thinks that it can win back Qualcomm’s chip business with its 7nm process technology, but has all but given up expecting it to return for 10nm.
Intel modems not that hot
It seems that a row is brewing between Apple fanboys who were given a phone with an Intel modem and those who have something from Qualcomm instead.
20Gbps speeds at 500KM/h while traveling
Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob has promised exciting times with 5G, with speeds up to 20 Gbps, and gave us a lot of examples about what will change when the networks become available.
Upgraded Snapdragon 600 and 400 series
Qualcomm has just announced three new Snapdragon chips, the 653, 626 and 427, all featuring better modems and a bit faster CPU performance.
Snapdragon X50 comes next year
Qualcomm has surprised the audience at the 4G/5G summit this week in Hong Kong by launching the world’s first 5G modem. The Snapdragon X50, as it is called, supports operations in the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum in the 28GHz band.