Qualcomm thinks there will be 225 million 5G smartphones
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...and nine million bicycles in Bejing

Qualcomm beancounters are projecting sales of 175 million to 225 million 5G smartphones in 2020 with more than 450 million in 2021.

Qualcomm expects 200 million 5G phones next year
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It will be the world's largest supplier

Qualcomm said it expects 200 million 5G smartphones to be sold in 2020 and that will make it the world’s largest supplier of mobile phone chips.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 shows up online
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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 15:59

Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 shows up online

Two Cortex-A76 and six-core Cortex-A55 cluster

More details regarding Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 735 SoC have shown up online, giving a bit more information regarding the successor to the Snapdragon 730 SoC.

Pixel 4 will not use latest Snapdragon chipset
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Expect announcements today

The Google Pixel 4, which is launching today, is meant to be Google's epitome of smartphone design and camera prowess but it will not be using the latest  Snapdragon  chipset.

OnePlus 7T Pro unveiled with Snapdragon 855+
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McLaren Edition in tow as well

OnePlus has officially unveiled the T version of the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone, with expected upgrades and the McLaren Edition which draws its design from the automotive world.

It cost one billion dollars to tape out 7nm chip
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Economy of scale

After months of investigation and multiple conversations with several fellow engineers, and super C level executives in multiple organizations, we learned that it costs over one billion dollars to tape out a 7nm chip.

Microsoft shows the new Surface Pro X
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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:01

Microsoft shows the new Surface Pro X

Powered by Microsoft SQ1, Qualcomm's custom SoC

In addition to the new Surface Pro 7, which is described by the company as the best in the class and the most versatile 2-in-1 you can buy, Microsoft has also unveiled the new ultra-mobile Surface Pro X, powered by Microsoft SQ1 processor, a custom SoC designed by Qualcomm with 2 teraflops of GPU power.

Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon speaks on global 5G
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2.2B covered by the end of 2020

Part of the recent chat we had with Cristiano Amon president of Qualcomm and Executive Vice President of BMW, Dr. Christoph Grote, included Cristiano’s confirmation that by the end of 2020 2.2 billion people will have 5G coverage.

BMW EVP talks to us about 5G, level 2+, Lidar, V2X and HD maps
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Automotive connected Vision powered by Qualcomm

It is not every day that you get to meet the Executive Vice President of BMW, Dr. Christoph Grote and the President of Qualcomm QTI, Cristiano Amon. People following our work do know that we meet Cristiano, but Dr. Grote shared a very insightful vision of connected and self-driving vision at BMW.

Qualcomm continues sale of products exempted from Huawei ban
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Updated: Caixin took what CEO said out of context

Qualcomm’s CEO Steve Mollenkopf confirmed to China-based Caixin that the company had resumed sales and shipments to Huawei. The trade embargo and the fact that the US government stopped companies from trading with Huawei hurt financial outcomes for many tech giants in the US including Qualcomm, Intel, Microsoft, and Micron, to name just a few.