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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Detailed: Kryo 385 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, Secure Processing Unit, and More

Just a day after its formal announcement, Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the major components making Snapdragon 845 a compelling processor for next-generation flagship Android devices. The new SoC is based on the company’s custom Kryo 385 architecture that is touted to speed up the performance by up to 25 percent compared with last year’s Snapdragon 835, while an Adreno 630 GPU is available to… Read More »

Apple Accuses Qualcomm of Patent Infringement in Countersuit

Apple on Wednesday filed a countersuit against Qualcomm, alleging that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile phone chips that power a wide variety of Android-based devices infringe on Apple’s patents, the latest development in a long-running dispute. Qualcomm in July accused Apple of infringing several patents related to helping mobile phones get better battery life. Apple has denied the claims that it violated Qualcomm’s battery life patents and… Read More »

Qualcomm Sues Apple for Breach of Contract, Says It Shared Information With Intel

Qualcomm Inc has sued Apple Inc, alleging that it violated a software licence contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel Corp for making broadband modems, the latest salvo in the longstanding dispute between Qualcomm and Apple. Qualcomm said in a lawsuit filed in California state court in San Diego on Wednesday that Apple used its commercial leverage to demand unprecedented access to the… Read More »

Apple, Others Warn EU Over Patent Fees Guidelines That Favour Qualcomm, Ericsson

Apple, Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler have warned EU regulators that adopting patent fee guidelines which favour Qualcomm and Ericsson could hurt consumers and hinder innovation. The companies’ lobbying group, the Fair Standards Alliance (FSA), voiced their concerns in a letter dated Oct. 16 to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska and their colleagues. The move comes as the EU… Read More »

Apple Lawsuits Against Qualcomm Can Proceed, US Judge Rules

Apple’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a US federal judge in San Diego ruled September 7. Qualcomm and Apple are facing off in federal court over Qualcomm’s licensing for modem chips, which provide mobile data connectivity to devices like the iPhone. Because those chips have become a standard across… Read More »

Apple Lawsuits Against Qualcomm Can Proceed, US Judge Rules

Apple’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a US federal judge in San Diego ruled September 7. Qualcomm and Apple are facing off in federal court over Qualcomm’s licensing for modem chips, which provide mobile data connectivity to devices like the iPhone. Because those chips have become a standard across… Read More »

Qualcomm Seeks iPhone and iPad Import Ban in the United States

The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple continues to escalate, with Qualcomm asking the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to block imports of select iPhone and iPad models, reports Fortune. Qualcomm also wants to stop sales of devices that are already in the United States and has filed a new patent infringement case against Apple in the Southern… Read More »

Qualcomm Said to Have Blocked Samsung Exynos Chip Sales to Other Handset Makers

Samsung has been one of the handset makers that has been using Qualcomm chipsets for years now. Though, Samsung has been prevented from selling its in-house Exynos chipsets to other handset makers by none other than Qualcomm, claims a new report. Samsung has been consistent with its own Exynos-series of processors which get refreshed every year though one… Read More »

Microsoft Partners Qualcomm to Bring ARM Chip Support to Windows Server OS

Microsoft has announced that it has been working with Qualcomm and Cavium to bring support for ARM chips to Windows Server OS, and it demoed the first version at the Open Project Compute Summit being held in Santa Clara, California, this week. This particular server runs on the Qualcomm’s 10nm Centriq 2400 and Cavium’s flagship second generation 64-bit… Read More »

Qualcomm Misses Revenue Estimates, Defends Licensing Model

Qualcomm Inc reported a lower-than-expected 3.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, and defended its licensing model in the face of multiple legal challenges over its alleged “anticompetitive” tactics. The company’s shares were down 3.8 percent at $54.75 in aftermarket trading. The US Federal Trade Commission and Apple Inc have sued Qualcomm accusing it of resorting to… Read More »