Samsung is building 7nm Snapdragon 5G chipset
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:07

Samsung is building 7nm Snapdragon 5G chipset


ULV for the first ever 7nm chip

Cristiano Amon told us not so long ago that Samsung and Qualcomm are now big friends and allies, and confirmed that Samsung will be working with Qualcomm on current and future phones. Now, both companies have announced that Snapdragon 5G chipset will be using Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV process.

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:35

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79


Qcom refused us at $82, let's offer less

The $82 per share offer from Broadcom is off the table, now the company is offering $79. This was initiated after Qualcomm reached an agreement to pay more for NXP.

Meizu X2 uses the Snapdragon 845
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:38

Meizu X2 uses the Snapdragon 845


SVP confirms

Meizu signed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm in the last days of 2016 and since it takes some time to develop a phone on a new platform, it looks like that Meizu X2 is the Snapdragon 845 powered phone.

Qualcomm reaches agreement on NXP Semiconductors
Published in Processors


Cost a bit more than expected

Qualcomm has reached an agreement with NXP Semiconductors to increase to $127.50 per share its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of NXP.

Pressure building for Qualcomm to negotiate Broadcom deal
Published in Processors


ISS says the money is still not good enough

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) said that Qualcomm should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom

Qualcomm met with Broadcom
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:06

Qualcomm met with Broadcom


The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro officially launched
Published in Mobiles


At an event held in India

Xiaomi has now officially unveiled its new Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones at an event in India, with the first one being a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus while the latter is a completely new device powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC.

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:59

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps


Triples the speed from last demo

Snapdragon X24 is a huge step forward getting the connection on your phone up to 2 Gbps, but 5G will be faster. Qualcomm has just announced that an X50 modem can get you to 4.51 Gbps speeds and probably faster by the launch day.

Qualcomm spills the benchmark beans on Snapdragon 845
Published in Processors


Using technological terms, it goes like the clappers

Qualcomm is lifting the veil today on the new Snapdragon 845 Mobile chip's benchmark performance profile, and it is looking rather good.

Broadcom meeting Qualcomm on Wednesday
Published in News
Monday, 12 February 2018 12:02

Broadcom meeting Qualcomm on Wednesday


Apple keeps its fingers crossed

Qualcomm and Broadcom plan to meet on Wednesday to talk about the latter’s $121 billion acquisition offer, the first time the semiconductor companies will discuss the potential deal, people familiar with the matter said.