Tag Archive: Qualcomm


Qualcomm files patent infringement complaints against Apple, aims to ban U.S. iPhone imports

Qualcomm says the iPhone uses six inventions that Apple isn’t paying for.

Qualcomm owns a lot of IP (intellectual property). Much of it is for things we don’t think about when we are using a phone powered by one of its processors, like network data transfer and battery management. Today, it has filed a complaint with the ITC (international trade commission) against Apple, which it says uses six patented technologies without offering the correct compensation to Qualcomm.

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Qualcomm are making fingerprint sensors embedded in displays

One of the main reasons bezels still exist is to host a button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. This could all be about to change as Qualcomm are making a sensor that it says will work embedded under a display. The Galaxy S8 is one of the first devices to feature an almost bezel-less […]

Qualcomm solidifies its role in medical tech with connected glucose meters

The company has teamed up with Johnson and Johnson’s Diabetes Care Companies to help bring wireless capabilities to an oft-used blood glucose meter.

Qualcomm’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., announced that it is taking steps to help solidify its role in medical tech by hooking up with the makers behind connected blood glucose meters.

Qualcomm plans to bring better wireless capabilities to LifeScan’s OneTouch Verio Flex, which already syncs data through Bluetooth. The technology will essentially help streamline the current  [Read More…]

Intel and Samsung lend support to FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm

Qualcomm is facing litigation on several fronts.

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission leveled a lawsuit against Qualcomm for resorting to anti-competitive tactics to maintain its position in the semiconductor segment. According to the lawsuit, Qualcomm imposed “onerous and anti-competitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers” in a bid to weaken competition. Qualcomm has since filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but Intel and Samsung — Qualcomm’s main rivals in the semiconductor category — are  [Read More…]

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms

This week Qualcomm has introduced two new processors, the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630, in a bid to strengthen its hold over the middle-range market. Positioned just below the company’s top-tier 800 series, the two new mobile platforms are designed to bring premium features to middle-range products. Both Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 platforms include […]

Qualcomm goes all-in on all-day battery with new Snapdragon 630 and 660 platforms

Qualcomm is going to make budget phone buyers very happy.

Qualcomm is back with two new 600-series chips to power the next generation of mid-range phones. The company has announced the Snapdragon 630, a successor to the wildly popular Snapdragon 625 (and little-used 626), along with the Snapdragon 660, a completely revamped and more-efficient sequel to the Snapdragon 650 (and 653).

Let’s start with the basics.

Snapdragon 630

The Snapdragon 630 is the more minor  [Read More…]

Samsung and Qualcomm said to be working on Galaxy S9 processor, because of course they are

It’d be more surprising if they weren’t.

The just-released Samsung Galaxy S8? Old news. The Korean media is already trying to sniff out details of Samsung’s first major handset for 2018, presumably the Galaxy S9.

According to Korean site The Investor, citing a report in local outlet Aju Business Daily, Qualcomm and Samsung are already hard at work on the processor that’ll power the Galaxy S9, which it claims will go by the name Snapdragon 845.

The  [Read More…]

Samsung and Qualcomm already looking to the next flagship device – the Galaxy S9

I know what you all must be thinking: The Samsung Galaxy S8 has just began its global launch and is successfully finding it’s way into people’s lives and homes and by all accounts it’s looking to be one of Samsung’s more successful product launches to date. I myself am found to be regularly obsessing over […]

Qualcomm licensing blocked Samsung from selling Exynos chips

Deal dating back to 1993 is reportedly why we’re not seeing more non-Samsung phones running Exynos.

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has claimed that Qualcomm blocked Samsung from selling its own Exynos processors to other manufacturers through a patent licensing deal, ZDNet reports.

The deal reportedly dates back to 1993, when an agreement was reached to allow Samsung to make its own modem chips using certain CDMA patents, but only for use in its own phones. Subsequently,  [Read More…]

Qualcomm doesn’t want you to take its Snapdragon 835 benchmarks too seriously

Qualcomm wants — needs — the Snapdragon 835 to be about more than just CPU speed.

Qualcomm is in a bit of a bind. The company is readying its first Snapdragon 835 chips for the world’s best phones, and though Samsung — the world’s biggest Android manufacturer — will be co-opting much of the releases’s spotlight with the Galaxy S8, Qualcomm wants to make it clear that there are still many advantages, both for other companies and  [Read More…]