Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban

Enlarge / iPhones are seen at an Apple Store in Tianjin, China. (credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images) Apple’s patent battle with Qualcomm in China has intensified this week, with Qualcomm seeking a broader ban and Apple claiming it has a workaround to avoid Qualcomm’s patents. On Monday, Qualcomm announced that a Chinese court had […]

China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales

A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Qualcomm patents related to resizing photos and managing apps. The injunction reportedly affects iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus […]

Microsoft joining Qualcomm and Google to bring Chrome to Windows on ARM

Enlarge / The Asus NovaGo is one of the first generation of Windows 10 on ARM systems, using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. (credit: Asus) A couple of Microsoft engineers are contributing code to Google’s Chrome browser to help make it a native Windows on ARM application, as spotted by 9to5google. Windows 10 on ARM, […]

Apple stole Qualcomm chip secrets and gave them to Intel, Qualcomm claims

Enlarge / The iPhone XS and XS Max. (credit: Apple) Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing modem-chip designs and giving them to Intel in order to help Intel make cellular chips that could be used in iPhones at lower prices than those charged by Qualcomm. “Apple has engaged in a years-long campaign of false promises, […]

Qualcomm invites us to see its new Wear OS chip on September 10th

Even as wearable devices have become more popular, the hardware backing many Wear OS (formerly known as Android Wear) devices hasn’t seen an update since Qualcomm’s 2100 SOC arrived in 2016. Now, as promised, a new chip will be unveiled later this year, and this afternoon Qualcomm invited journalists to a reveal event scheduled for […]

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon XR1 reference design for standalone AR and VR headsets

The augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets have seen their ups and downs, but Qualcomm remains unabashedly convinced that they’re an untapped goldmine. Citing research from IDC, the company expects the install base for standalone headsets like the HTC Vive Focus and Oculus Go to top 186 million by 2023. That is one of the […]

Qualcomm claims its on-device voice recognition is 95% accurate

At the Re-Work Deep Learning Summit in Boston, Chris Lott, an artificial intelligence researcher at Qualcomm, gave a glimpse into his team’s work on a state-of-the-air voice recognition program. The system, which works locally on a smartphone or other portable device, comprises two kinds of neural networks: a recurrent neural network (RNN) wh…Read More

Qualcomm extends offer for NXP even as deal continues to lose shareholder support

Even as Qualcomm’s efforts to sway NXP shareholders showed signs of growing futility, the company announced it was extending its acquisition offer by another 10 days. This marks the third extension in the past month, and with each successive announcement Qualcomm has noted that fewer shareholders of NXP semiconductors have tendered their shar…Read More

Qualcomm kicked its former CEO off the board after he said he might try to buy the $89.7 billion company (QCOM)

Qualcomm will not renominate its former chairman Paul Jacobs to the board of directors, the company announced Friday. Qualcomm also confirmed reports that Jacobs is looking to buy out the publicly traded company, and said it will evaluate the offer if it is made. Jacob’s offer comes days after President Trump blocked a hostile takeover […]

Broadcom pulls its $117 billion bid for Qualcomm

Mike Blake/Reuters Broadcom has pulled its $ 117 billion bid to acquire Qualcomm. President Donald Trump blocked the deal Monday, citing national security concerns. Broadcom still plans to move to the US. (Reuters) – Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd withdrew its $ 117 billion bid to acquire Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump blocked […]