Qualcomm is becoming too dependent on Apple and Samsung
Published in Processors

If Apple sneezes Qualcomm catches cold 

Qualcomm is becoming too dependent on Apple and Samung and could be vulnerable if either swaps to different chipmakers.

Snapdragon 810 powers new Project Tango device
Published in Mobiles

Adreno 430 makes the grade

Google has selected Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 for a new Project Tango device – a dual-camera smartphone with advanced 3D features.

Qualcomm has a wireless charger for cars
Published in Wearables

3.3kW possible, like Nissan Leaf 

We had a chance to see some nice demos from Qualcomm at the IoT event and one of the most impressive one was a Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid that could charge wirelessly. This device needs more technology than a wireless mobile phone charging. . 

Qualcomm tech might make cell towers obsolete
Published in News

LTE direct

Chipmaker Qualcomm is trailing LTE Direct which could bypass cell towers and allow phones to talk directly.

MediaTek introduces Pump Express Plus charging technology
Published in Mobiles

To go head to head with Qualcomm Quick Charge tech

Qualcomm was quite keen to advertise its Quick Charge technology over the past couple of quarters, but MediaTek has now unveiled the new Pump Express Plus technology in an effort to go head to head with Qualcomm.

Qualcomm claims 120 million smart connected designs
Published in Wearables

Internet of Things everywhere

Qualcomm has been trying to define  the internet of things market well beyond just smart watches.

Qualcomm to tackle car infotainment market in 2016
Published in News

Modems are not enough

We had a chance to speak with the head of Qualcomm’s automotive business unit, and we had a chance to see a prototype of a Cadillac powered with a lot of Qualcomm technology.

Qualcomm has 40 automotive modem designs
Published in News

President Derek Aberle confirms

Qualcomm had an IoT event in San Francisco yesterday and the company wanted to talk a bit more about IoT, also known as Internet of Things. They started off with a catchy phrase - Internet of Hype to Internet of Everything. 

Qualcomm planning Deca-Core Snapdragon 818 SoC
Published in Processors

Following MediaTek

It appears that MediaTek's move to bring out an octa-core processor has disturbed the mighty Qualcomm.

Snapdragon 810 throttling issues examined
Published in Processors
Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:54

Snapdragon 810 throttling issues examined

Fire-breathing Snapdragon fails to keep up

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 became a subject of controversy even before it shipped in commercial devices, and new research illustrates what caused the issues.