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  • Qualcomm brings its Snapdragon chip to the car

    A lot of cars already resemble mobile entertainment systems, with TV screens and video games to keep everyone except -- hopefully -- the driver occupied. But they'll get even smarter (and probably more chaotic) if this year's International CES is anything to go by.

    Written by James Niccolai06 Jan. 14 22:41
  • Chinese chip makers ride wave of low-cost tablets

    Qualcomm and Nvidia get most of the headlines in the mobile chip business, but two Chinese vendors are cornering the market for processors used in low-cost tablets, and in 2014 they might find their way into a product near you.

    Written by Michael Kan18 Dec. 13 04:16
  • Qualcomm will promote COO to replace Paul Jacobs as CEO

    Chip maker Qualcomm will promote current COO Steve Mollenkopf to the role of CEO next year. He will replace long-standing CEO Paul Jacobs, son of one of the company's founders, Irwin Jacobs, the company said Friday.

    Written by Peter Sayer13 Dec. 13 14:47
  • Consumers win as chip vendors fight it out over LTE

    Qualcomm and competitor MediaTek are working on chipsets that will open the door for LTE in low-cost smartphones and tablets, allowing people all over the world to benefit from the higher speeds it offers.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs10 Dec. 13 17:59
  • Qualcomm releases Gimbal sensors for short-range tracking

    Qualcomm has made its Gimbal sensors or "proximity beacons" commercially available as part of the company's context aware platform, which lets, for example, retailers see when a customer has entered a store.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs09 Dec. 13 16:40
  • NSA spying scandal accelerating China's push to favor local tech vendors

    While China's demand for electronics continues to soar, the tech services market may be shrinking for U.S. enterprise vendors. Security concerns over U.S. secret surveillance are giving the Chinese government and local companies more reason to trust domestic vendors, according to industry experts.

    Written by Michael Kan04 Dec. 13 04:55
  • China launches monopoly probe against Qualcomm

    A Chinese regulator is investigating mobile chip maker Qualcomm in connection with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law, according to Qualcomm.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 Nov. 13 19:54
  • Qualcomm tackling faster LTE, but how fast is up for debate

    Mobile device chips coming next year from Qualcomm will be able to use wide spectrum bands that carriers are beginning to patch together with new technology, but its lofty performance claims need to be taken with a grain of salt.

    Written by Stephen Lawson21 Nov. 13 01:32
  • BlackBerry gets ready to announce new bidder or seal deal with Fairfax

    BlackBerry is expected to announce a definitive merger agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings on Monday -- or present an alternative bidder to help get the company back on track, with the latter group including the likes of Qualcomm.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 Nov. 13 13:13
  • Qualcomm changes exec's duties in enterprise push

    Qualcomm has changed the job profile of Chief Marketing Officer, Anand Chandrasekher, to focus on the emerging area of enterprises, which analysts said points to the company likely developing ARM server chips.

    Written by Agam Shah22 Oct. 13 21:36