Lenovo agrees to pay royalties Qualcomm
Published in Processors
Friday, 19 February 2016 11:46

Lenovo agrees to pay royalties Qualcomm


Backpay not mentioned

Lenovo has agreed to start paying Qualcomm royalties on its 3G and 4G phones in China, covering both their own creations and Motorola’s.

Snapdragon Wear 2100 is the new smartwatch SoC
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 11 February 2016 14:21

Snapdragon Wear 2100 is the new smartwatch SoC


30 per cent smaller, 25  per cent better battery

After years of  the Snapdragon 400 being Qualcomm's only SoC for wearable devices, the company has announced a successor – Snapdragon Wear 2100.

Qualcomm announces three new Snapdragon SoCs
Published in News
Thursday, 11 February 2016 13:09

Qualcomm announces three new Snapdragon SoCs


Advanced Modem, Imaging and Sensors for Mainstream Devices

Qualcomm has introduced three new next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Snapdragon 617 SoC gets Continuum
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:28

Snapdragon 617 SoC gets Continuum


Great for Corporation phones

Microsoft’s Continuum feature now supports the mid-range Snapdragon 617 SoC which will make a range of mid-range phones more corporate friendly.

Qualcomm repositions its Snapdragons
Published in Processors
Friday, 18 December 2015 12:07

Qualcomm repositions its Snapdragons


Changing the numbers makes all the difference

Qualcomm has had a sudden brainwave and decided that changing the numbers of its the Snapdragon 620 and 618 to the Snapdragon 652 and 650 will change everything.

Qualcomm lands lots of orders next year
Published in Processors
Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:44

Qualcomm lands lots of orders next year


14nm FinFET LPP Snapdragon 820 saved its bacon

Qualcomm appears to have had a sudden rash of orders for its chips, leading some to speculate that might be the reason the outfit did not try to hive off its chip business.

Intel loses LG’s Nuclun 2 to TSMC
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 November 2015 14:21

Intel loses LG’s Nuclun 2 to TSMC


Low production capacity

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Intel will not be getting the work for LG’s Nuclun 2 because it lacks the production capacity.

Snapdragon 810 needed better thermal management
Published in Processors


First phones were rushed by partners

The reason that Qualcomm's 810 had heating problems was because the early phones were rushed into production by its business partners before it was ready.

Samsung unveils second generation FinFET Exynos 8890
Published in Processors


Octa core 14nm Cat 12 LTE modem

Samsung has officially unveiled its second generation FinFET processor and dubbed it Exynos 8890.

Qualcomm denies Snapdragon 820 breathes fire
Published in Processors
Thursday, 12 November 2015 08:03

Qualcomm denies Snapdragon 820 breathes fire


Executives firefight a hot-topic

Four Qualcomm VPs and execs absolutely denied that its new Snapdragon 820 was suffering from any thermal issues.