Apple is rumored to have selected Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company as its sole manufacturer of the processor chip for iPhone 7. This puts Samsung, its other chip maker, out of the equation. TSMC is now all set to roll production for the superior A10 chips in June.
Samsung Electronics announced that it will produce the latest Qualcomm processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 will be mass produced using Samsung technology.
Lenovo starts its partnership with Google in project Tango. Qualcomm Technologies also work along with both companies in the project.
Qualcomm has created a new kind of chip, Snapdragon processor built into internet-connected security cameras. The company announced the chip along with a reference design for new home monitoring cameras, with the Qualcomm's chip at the core.
Qualcomm announced Quick Charge 3.0. It is a 'next-generation' charger that promises to charge smart phones from 0 to 80% by 35 minutes. The charger will be available alongside Snapdragon processors next year.
Qualcomm has revolutionized the drones and now aims to be the go-to chipmaker for this technology with its latest Snapdragon Flight. Drones may have its legal issues, but it has come a long way as a consumer technology. Drones are now convenient, easy to use, and look slicker. Now, Qualcomm plans to take it up a notch with their new Snapdragon Flight, which runs with the processor that power most prominent smartphones in the world.
San Jose company Cavendish Kinetics successfully raised $36 million to develop their radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical system (RF MEMS), which could significantly improve smartphone reception.
Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) said it may break itself up as it delivered its third profit warning this year and announced plans to slash jobs and spending in the face of rising competition.
Former Qualcomm Greater China president Frank Meng is returning to chair the U.S. chipmaker's moneymaker market while former head Wang Xiang moves to smartphone maker Xiaomi.
Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.
Activist investor Jana Partners is asking Qualcomm Inc to consider spinning off its chip unit from its patent-licensing business to boost the chipmaker's sagging stock price, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a quarterly letter that will be sent to Jana investors on Monday.
U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday, helped by merger and acquisitions activity, while Apple shares ended slightly higher following the long-anticipated rollout of its watch.
As the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closes in on the all-time high it reached in March 2000, investors are facing a market that barely resembles the go-go era of 15 years ago.
Two of three global industry groups vying to establish a dominant standard for wireless charging technology have agreed to merge, bringing consumers a small step closer to throwing away their smartphone power cords.
The settlement of China's anti-trust probe into Qualcomm Inc is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm's highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung.