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Topic: Qualcomm

Qualcomm still modem supplier for 'iPhone 6s,' but could cede some orders to Intel in 2017, rumor says

08/18/2015, 09:08 am

Qualcomm is still the only official modem supplier for new iPhones shipping next month, although Intel could start taking up orders in 2017, a report said on Tuesday.


Intel to reportedly supply LTE chips for 2016 iPhone

03/11/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple will reportedly turn to Intel's new XMM 7360 LTE modem when it launches a special next-generation iPhone model in 2016, suggesting the company is looking to diversify baseband chip suppliers.


Mobile execs predict Apple Watch to dominate smartwatch market for foreseeable future

03/05/2015, 05:03 pm

A number of mobile executives who attended this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are already projecting that the Apple Watch will dominate the smartwatch market when it launches in April, much as the iPad currently controls the tablet industry.


Qualcomm lowers revenue forecasts as Apple squeezes its best customers

01/28/2015, 07:01 pm

Chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday revised its revenue forecast downward for 2015, lopping nearly $1 billion off of its high-end estimate and seemingly blaming the change in part on Apple's annexation of market share with the iPhone 6.


Bugs in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 may force Samsung to use its own Exynos chips in Galaxy S6

01/21/2015, 03:01 am

A new report claims that Samsung has decided against using Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 Application Processor in its next flagship smartphone due to overheating issues, and will instead be forced use its own internally developed (and significantly slower) Exynos chip instead.


After eating Intel's mobile lunch, Apple could next devour Qualcomm's Baseband Processor business

01/20/2015, 06:01 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's internal silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips.


iPhone 6 rivals by Samsung, LG, HTC suffering delays in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon answer to Apple's A8

12/04/2014, 07:12 pm

Qualcomm's upcoming 64-bit Snapdragon chips designed to power new high end Android flagship phones including the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4 and HTC One M9 are reportedly running into new issues that threaten to further delay any real competition to Apple's iPhone 6 juggernaut.


Apple Inc. A8X iPad chip causing big problems for Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia

11/15/2014, 12:11 am

Apple's A-series Application Processors that power iPads--including the latest and greatest A8X in iPad Air 2--are inciting billion dollar losses for Intel and threatening major problems for rival tablet chips from Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia, along with all the companies that depend upon those vendors for their mobile chips.


After Apple Inc. dodged the iPhone 6 Plus BendGate bullet, detractors wounded by ricochet

09/27/2014, 02:09 am

Bloggers who invent and inflate "controversies" and "scandals" for Apple are increasingly achieving the opposite of what they are setting out to do.


Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' may include faster 150Mbps LTE Advanced modem

08/19/2014, 07:08 am

The latest component claimed to be from Apple's next-generation iPhone is a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem, which would boost cellular download speeds to 150 megabits per second, which would be 50 percent faster than the modem found in the iPhone 5s.


Intel reportedly pushing to supply Apple with baseband chips for future iPhones

06/23/2014, 09:06 am

While Intel Mobile Communications hasn't supplied baseband processors to Apple in years, the chipmaker is said to be looking to get back into the supply chain for future iPhone models in an effort to oust current partner Qualcomm.


Custom iPhone baseband chips seen as too 'herculean' a task for Apple to tackle in-house

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

With recent rumors and hires suggesting Apple may be planning to build its own custom baseband chips for future iPhones, moving away from off-the-shelf silicon from companies like Qualcomm, one analyst thinks it's a highly unlikely route for Apple to take given the time it would have to invest.


Rumor: Apple's unannounced 'iWatch' faces manufacturing issues, much like Qualcomm's Toq

01/02/2014, 11:01 am

Though it has yet to be announced and there are no signs of an impending product launch, Apple's so-called "iWatch" is reportedly facing poor yield rates of less than 50 percent in trial manufacturing, if the latest rumors are to be believed.


Qualcomm backs away from 'marketing gimmick' comment about iPhone 5s' A7 chip

10/08/2013, 08:10 pm

Apple supplier Qualcomm has backed away from statements made by a senior executive that the 64-bit capabilities of the iPhone 5s' A7 processor are a "marketing gimmick."


Apple partner Qualcomm pans iPhone 5s A7 CPU as 'gimmick,' yet hints at own 64-bit chip

10/02/2013, 11:10 am

A senior vice president for Apple supplier Qualcomm says the 64-bit A7 chip in Apple's iPhone 5s is more a marketing gimmick than a development that will lead to real consumer benefits, but at the same time appeared to hint that the chip maker is planning a future 64-bit processor of its own.


New Qualcomm LTE chipset could bring truly global iPhone with support for China Mobile

02/22/2013, 01:02 am

Apple supplier Qualcomm on Thursday announced a new "global LTE" front end solution that operates on 40 bands, including all existing LTE networks, which could usher in a truly global iPhone that even supports the obscure TD-SCDMA network used by the world's largest carrier China Mobile.


UN roundtable tackles wireless patent disputes between Apple, Samsung, others

10/10/2012, 02:10 pm

Apple was joined by Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others in a meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday that discussed the potential patent litigation reform in the lawsuit-saturated wireless industry.


Qualcomm gearing up to produce 4G LTE chips for Apple's next iPhone

06/15/2012, 08:06 am

Chipmakers are preparing for production of Apple's sixth-generation iPhone, including Qualcomm, which is said to be providing high-speed 4G long-term evolution chips produced using a 28-nanometer process.


PiperJaffray: 28nm chip shortages unlikely to impact Apple's next iPhone

05/21/2012, 06:05 am

A new report from investment bank PiperJaffray claims 28nm chip shortages at Qualcomm are unlikely to keep Apple from releasing a next-generation iPhone with a "completely redesigned body style" in October.


Apple's next iPhone expected to launch in October with Qualcomm LTE chip

04/19/2012, 01:04 pm

Even if Apple did want to launch its sixth-generation iPhone before October of this year, supply issues with Qualcomm LTE chips would still cause the next iPhone to launch a full year after the iPhone 4S.