Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 09 February 2018 15:07

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50


Ready in 2019, confirmed by Cristiano Amon

One thing we came away with from yesterday’s big Qualcomm announcement that 20 companies are committed to coming to market in 2019 with Qualcomm X50 NR based devices. Cristiano Amon, the President of Qualcomm just confirmed that Samsung is also on board with the X50.

This is the 5G phone prototype mock up
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 17:00

This is the 5G phone prototype mock up


Qualcomm’s three mm wave antenna

Last year in October we saw Cristiano Amon, a EVP of Qualcomm at that time, holding a 5G prototype in his hand. This time, we had a chance to play with a mock up of an actual 5G NR, a phone form factor prototype in Beijing, China.

Nokia and Qualcomm have successful 5G test
Published in News
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:51

Nokia and Qualcomm have successful 5G test


3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant

Nokia and Qualcomm have completed interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard using the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies.

Broadcom plans to raise Qualcomm bid
Published in News
Monday, 05 February 2018 12:17

Broadcom plans to raise Qualcomm bid


$120 billion offer

Broadcom plans to unveil a new  $120 billion offer for Qualcomm in an attempt to pressure the US rival to the negotiating table.

Qualcomm and Samsung forge new alliance
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 02 February 2018 11:23

Qualcomm and Samsung forge new alliance


5G multi year marriage

Not only has Qualcomm just signed a cross license agreement with Samsung that resulted in the halt of Samsung’s legal battle against the company, the two giants have just announced a multi-year strategic relationship agreement. Both Samsung and Qualcomm have problems with Apple and a Broadcom hostile takeover.

Samsung extends cross license with Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 02 February 2018 11:10

Samsung extends cross license with Qualcomm


Enemy of my enemy

Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy S9 and the US and Chinese version will use the Snapdragon 845. Samsung has been fighting Qualcomm with its own Exynos but the global patent cross-license agreement as well as a multi-year strategic relationship agreement sends a strong no-buy message to Broadcom.

Qualcomm snaps China big six in 5G NR
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 25 January 2018 02:13

Qualcomm snaps China big six in 5G NR


Lenovo, Oppo, vivo, Xiami, ZTE and Wingtech devices in 2019

Qualcomm just announced in Beijing that together with Lenovo, OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Wingtech, commercial availability of standard-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) devices is to be expected in 2019.

Qualcomm QCC5100 to revolutionize ear buds
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:28

Qualcomm QCC5100 to revolutionize ear buds


Noise canceling, biometrics, HQ and no wires

The Qualcomm acquisition of CSR is definitely paying off, it all leads to a cut the cord strategy that includes audio.

Qualcomm  to appeal $1.23 billion fine
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:30

Qualcomm to appeal $1.23 billion fine


Anti-trust

The European Commission announced that it would be fining Qualcomm $1.23 billion, for abusing its market position between 2011 and 2016, related to its relationship with Apple.

Qualcomm's NXP Semiconductors takeover moves on
Published in Processors


EU and Korean watchdogs agree

Qualcomm has announced that the European Commission and the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) have authorised its NXP Semiconductors acquisition.