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Rumor suggests Apple’s 5G iPhone could rely on a custom antenna

Sponsored Links SIPA USA/PA Images For years, leaks and rumors have targeted 2020 for the arrival of Apple’s first iPhone with 5G capabilities. Now we’re in the year, and carriers are starting to roll out networks with the high-bandwidth connections. Samsung already revealed that its Galaxy S20 series will offer 5G support across the line, …

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Qualcomm is getting into the self-driving market

Enlarge / Qualcomm sign. Qualcomm Qualcomm, the dominant provider of cellular modem chips, is the latest chip giant to seek a slice of the autonomous driving market. At the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Qualcomm announced its SnapDragon Ride platform, which uses chips derived from Qualcomm’s mobile products to help a vehicle drive. It might seem …

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Qualcomm teams up with ‘Pokémon Go’ developer to make AR glasses

Sponsored Links Niantic Qualcomm didn’t only reveal its new and more powerful chip for extended reality headsets at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, it also announced its partnership with Niantic. The chipmaker and the Pokémon Go creator have teamed up to create reference hardware, software and cloud components for augmented reality glasses. It’s a multi-year collaboration …

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Qualcomm pushes for cheaper Snapdragon PCs with its 7c and 8c chips

Qualcomm began its effort to make Windows on Snapdragon machines with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. That was first designed to power smartphones, and the company later developed chipsets specifically for PCs, like the Snapdragon 850 and the 8cx. These resulted in laptops like the Surface Pro X and the Galaxy Book S, which are both …

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GlobalFoundries lawsuit threatens sales bans against Apple, NVIDIA

Sponsored Links Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images The competition between semiconductor giants is getting ugly, and it could have an unfortunate impact on many of the devices you buy. GlobalFoundries has sued the Taiwanese firm TSMC for allegedly violating 16 patents tied to its chip production business, including ones for semiconductor interconnects and the common FinFET design …

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Book S laptop is built around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx

The Samsung Galaxy Book S. Samsung With the lid closed. Samsung The back has that distinctive Samsung print on the side. Samsung Another view, showing the port. Samsung One more view! Samsung Samsung unveiled a new laptop today. Driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx ARM processor, the Galaxy Book S is a Windows 10 laptop that …

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Apple acquires Intel’s 5G smartphone modem business for $1 billion

Enlarge / From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. Samuel Axon Apple today announced that it will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The acquisition will bring 2,200 Intel employees under Apple’s umbrella, along with various intellectual properties, leases, and …

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Qualcomm fined €242 million in European antitrust case

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Fresh off its high-profile feud with Apple, Qualcomm is suffering more legal woes. An investigation by the European Commission has found Qualcomm abused its market dominance in the manufacture of 3G baseband chipsets and will have to pay a steep €242 million ($271 million) fine. The case refers to a period …

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Apple poached Intel’s 5G leader weeks ahead of Qualcomm truce

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget Intel’s decision to bail on 5G modems may have gone hand-in-hand with Apple’s truce with Qualcomm, but it’s now clear there were hints of a shift weeks earlier. The Telegraph has learned that Apple poached Intel’s 5G phone modem leader, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February. While the departure itself wasn’t a complete …

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Apple reportedly discussed buying Intel’s smartphone-modem chip business

Enlarge Sean Gallup/Getty Images Apple and Intel have talked about a possible business deal between the two companies that would have Apple acquiring parts of Intel’s smartphone-modem chip business, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Reportedly, the talks began last summer but stopped recently around the time that Apple and Qualcomm settled …

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