Qualcomm gears up to make custom chinese chips
Published in Processors

The way to hop over the Great Wall

Qualcomm is preparing to produce its own custom chips for the Chinese market in a move to get around its problems with manufacturers and the government.

Alleged OnePlus 3 specifications leak
Published in Mobiles

Could be announced on June 14th

Although there were a few rumors regarding the upcoming OnePlus 3 smartphone earlier, the latest, coming from @evleaks, is probably the most plausible one, putting a Snapdragon 820 SoC behind a 5.5-inch 1080p screen.

TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing
Published in Processors

Helping out its contract chip makers

TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.

Qualcomm wants to make drones smarter
Published in Wearables

Head IoE-Consumer Electronics talks smart drones

Qualcomm wants to make drones smarter and is using the Snapdragon developer board to make it happen. Fudzilla was shown Qualcomm's proof of concept drones that are capable of knowing and mapping environment.

Intel modems will be in half of iPhone 7s
Published in Mobiles

Ready for this year

Chipzilla has scored a more significant chunk of the upcoming iPhone 7 which is due to be released this year.

Qualcomm defector claims Intel is better placed for IoT
Published in Processors

Chipzilla paid him $25 million so he should say that

The bloke who Intel paid $25 million last year to leave Qualcomm claims that Chipzilla is in a strong position to take control of the internet of things.

Serious security flaw in Qualcomm packages
Published in Mobiles

Found in hundreds of Android phone models

FireEye has found a vulnerability in Qualcomm software packages which are under the bonnet of hundreds of Android phone models.

Nvidia and Samsung settle IP Litigation
Published in Graphics

Details unknown

Nvidia was confident that it could pressure Samsung and Qualcomm into some kind of licensing dea and started a legal battle in September 2014. However not it appears that the battle is over and with a disappointing result.  

Samsung cranks up third gen FinFET process
Published in Processors

Lower electricity and cheaper

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.

Xiaomi will fire up its homemade rifle soon
Published in Processors

A mobile processor of its own

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is about to launch a mobile processor to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm and MediaTek.