• Qualcomm Faces $854 Million Fine in South Korea

    Qualcomm Faces $854 Million Fine in South Korea

    The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) found Qualcomm's patent licensing and modem chip sales practices unfair, and proposed what is South Korea's largest fine to date, Reuters reported.In addition to the fine, Qualcomm must re-negotiate existing patent license agreements and use third-party negotiators in future patent discussions.
  • Leak Tips Asus Zenfone AR, Second Google Tango Phone

    Leak Tips Asus Zenfone AR, Second Google Tango Phone

    It appears that someone at Qualcomm hit the "publish" button a bit early today and posted a blog post that tipped the Asus ZenFone AR, the first Tango-enabled smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.It has since been removed, though a cached version is still live, but it detailed a smartphone that taps into Google's Tango AR and Daydream VR platforms.
  • Qualcomm Gives Full Snapdragon 835 Processor Details

    Qualcomm Gives Full Snapdragon 835 Processor Details

    LAS VEGAS—Qualcomm wants to immerse you in the new Snapdragon 835 processor.The Snapdragon 835 consumes 25 percent less power than the 820, according to Qualcomm.
  • FTC: Qualcomm Violated Competition Laws

    FTC: Qualcomm Violated Competition Laws

    Its Snapdragon processors also power many models of the iPhone, and its arrangement with Apple drew particular scrutiny from the FTC, which claimed that Qualcomm requested exclusivity from Apple in exchange for reduced patent royalties.The agreement with Apple was in effect from 2011 until last year, and prevented the iPhone maker from buying chips from Qualcomm's competitors, according to the FTC complaint.
  • Apple, Alleging Extortion, Sues Qualcomm for $1B

    Apple, Alleging Extortion, Sues Qualcomm for $1B

    That investigation ended with the Korean antitrust agency levying a record $854 million fine against Qualcomm last month.The agreement with Apple, which used Qualcomm chips exclusively in its iPhones from 2011 to 2016, required Apple to pay a percentage of iPhone sales revenue to Qualcomm, according to the Journal.
  • The War Against Qualcomm Is a Test for Trump

    The War Against Qualcomm Is a Test for Trump

    But it was controlled by one company, Qualcomm.The FTC's complaint says Qualcomm has an effective monopoly on CDMA chips for high-end phones.
  • Intel's 7560 Modem Could Push Next iPhone to 1Gbps

    Intel's 7560 Modem Could Push Next iPhone to 1Gbps

    Today Intel announced its XMM7650 modem, which joins Qualcomm's X16 in the gigabit LTE world.The Qualcomm modem is in some Australian and Japanese hotspots, and it's likely to appear in the Samsung Galaxy S8 phone.
  • Qualcomm Intros Virtual Reality Dev. Kit Based on Snapdragon 835 Platform

    Qualcomm Intros Virtual Reality Dev. Kit Based on Snapdragon 835 Platform

    Much news coming from Qualcomm this morning, all focused on the company’s drive to get better VR experiences into the hands of users across the globe.While all of this stuff is great for developers, there’s reason for general consumers to get excited, too.
  • Qualcomm Countersues Apple With Serious Allegations

    Qualcomm Countersues Apple With Serious Allegations

    Furthermore, Qualcomm fired back with allegations that Apple beached and mischaracterized agreements and negotiations between the two companies, and more.Perhaps most damning, Qualcomm is claiming that Apple "chose not to utilize the full performance of Qualcomm's modem chips in its iPhone 7" and "misrepresented the performance disparity between iPhones using Qualcomm modems and those using competitor-supplied modems.
  • Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    The decision is the latest setback for Qualcomm, which has been the recipient of a lawsuit from Apple and the subject of multiple government investigations into its business practices.But BlackBerry's smartphone sales fell to just 7 million devices in 2015, down from 53 million in 2012.
  • Qualcomm Boosts Midrange Processor Power

    Qualcomm Boosts Midrange Processor Power

    A slew of midrange phones with faster LTE, better Wi-Fi, and dual cameras arrive soon thanks to a pair of new Qualcomm chipsets announced today.) Both chipsets support USB-C, which means we should see USB-C as an even wider standard on midrange phones this year.
  • Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 630

    Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 630

    According to Qualcomm, both platforms focus on 7 key areas: Camera, Audio-Visual processing, Connectivity, Improved CPU and GPU, Quick Charge 4, Security, and Machine Learning.Both the SD 660 and SD 630 use a 14nm FinFET process, providing 4K video capture and playback capabilities, as well as 8GB maximum memory and Vulkan API support.
  • Windows 10 on ARM Runs All Win32 Apps Unmodified

    Windows 10 on ARM Runs All Win32 Apps Unmodified

    In fact, the first Windows 10 on ARM PCs using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor are expected later this year.Yesterday, Microsoft made it clear the ARM version of Windows 10 is a fully-functional and seamless experience.
  • Qualcomm Ramps Up Apple Fight, Sues iPhone Makers

    Qualcomm Ramps Up Apple Fight, Sues iPhone Makers

    The fight between Apple and Samsung is getting uglier.Qualcomm on Wednesday filed suit against Apple device manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal Electronics — the companies responsible for iPhone and iPad assembly — for refusing to pay their licensing fees.
  • Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensors Work Under Glass, Metal, Water

    Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensors Work Under Glass, Metal, Water

    There has been a lot of talk lately about the future of fingerprint sensors in phones.This week, at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Qualcomm announced the Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors line, a new fingerprint solution that not only will work under thick glass, but under metal and water as well.
  • Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson Almost Hit 1 Gig Speeds in a "Real-World" Test

    Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson Almost Hit 1 Gig Speeds in a "Real-World" Test

    Big Red got together with Ericsson and Qualcomm to perform a “dynamic, real-world environment” speed test on their network that clocked just under 1Gbps speeds (953Mbps to be exact).The three companies used “all commercially available” equipment to achieve those ridiculous speeds, including a radio system from Ericsson that leveraged Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology.
  • Verizon and Qualcomm Hits 1Gb Download Mark in Latest Lab Speedtest

    Verizon and Qualcomm Hits 1Gb Download Mark in Latest Lab Speedtest

    Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson are back at it again with a new speedtest they hope will help pave the way toward a future filled with 1Gb+ speeds on your smartphone.The test hardware included a Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, which supports Cat 18 LTE speeds.
  • Or Maybe the Pixel 2 Won't Run a Snapdragon 836?

    Or Maybe the Pixel 2 Won't Run a Snapdragon 836?

    After two separate reports claimed that the new Google Pixel 2 phones would run yet-to-be-released Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processors, two new reports claim that no such processor exists, nor will it ever exist.The new reports reference “extremely reliable” sources “familiar” with Qualcomm’s plans, both with the assumption that each phone will run a Snapdragon 835.
  • AT&T and T-Mobile Reach for 5G and 1Gbps Download Speeds

    AT&T and T-Mobile Reach for 5G and 1Gbps Download Speeds

    Verizon has already shown 1Gbps speeds with the help of Qualcomm and Ericsson technologies, and now, T-Mobile and AT&T want to do the same.For AT&T, they have not yet blasted past the 1Gbps mark, but plan to do so next week on a Galaxy Note 8.
  • Nokia, T-Mobile, Qualcomm Blast 1.175Gbps in LTE Lab Test

    Nokia, T-Mobile, Qualcomm Blast 1.175Gbps in LTE Lab Test

    175Gbps over T-Mobile US's 4G network, breaking the gigabit over LTE-A barrier.The test was conducted using 60Hz of downlink spectrum and 3x carrier aggregation on T-Mobile's network, a single Nokia 4.