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Topic: Qualcomm

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.


Apple looks to end Motorola patent attack in Germany with U.S. suit

02/10/2012, 05:02 pm

Apple stayed on the legal offensive Friday, filing a new lawsuit in a U.S. court that claims Motorola Mobility's recent patent barrage of patent claims in Germany is in breach of a licensing agreement between the RAZR maker and Qualcomm.


4G iPhone expected to help LTE smartphones reach 5% share in 2012

01/16/2012, 08:01 am

Smartphones compatible with new high-speed 4G long-term evolution networks are projected to account for between 4 and 5 percent of global handset shipments in 2012, thanks in part to an expected LTE-capable iPhone from Apple.


Morgan Stanley: Apple's next iPhone to be slimmer, may include quad-mode LTE chip

01/13/2012, 02:01 am

Investment bank Morgan Stanley hinted on Friday that Apple's next-generation iPhone will be slimmer when it arrives later this year and could include a quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that would allow for 3G and LTE functionality across all "network flavors."


Docomo, Samsung team up on smartphone chip venture to challenge Qualcomm

12/27/2011, 03:12 am

Japanese wireless operator NTT Docomo has partnered up with Samsung and several other companies to set up a fabless semiconductor joint venture aimed at producing mobile device chips that will compete with market leader Qualcomm.


FCC approves 4G spectrum purchase for AT&T after failed T-Mobile merger

12/22/2011, 09:12 pm

On the heels of AT&T's decision to give up on its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, the Federal Communications Commission has approved the carrier's purchase of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm that would be used for its expanding 4G LTE network.


Samsung sues Apple over 4 new patents, but backs off iPhone 4S complaint

12/16/2011, 03:12 pm

Samsung has added four new patents to its lawsuit against Apple in Germany, but has backed off of a complaint related to baseband chips in the iPhone 4S.


iPhone 4S breakdown estimates same $188 cost as iPhone 4

10/19/2011, 09:10 pm

A new teardown analysis of the iPhone 4S claims that the parts for the 16GB version of Apple's iPhone 4S cost $188, or just 50 cents more than the iPhone 4.


Broadcom rumored to place 'rush orders' with TSMC for iPhone 5 parts

09/15/2011, 07:09 am

Apple supplier Broadcom has been pegged as the most likely customer to have given Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. a boost through a recent batch of "rush orders," with some analysts suggesting that the last-minute orders are for the next-generation iPhone.


Apple, Nokia show continued interest in InterDigital patents

08/17/2011, 04:08 pm

Following Google's purchase of Motorola, a new report claims that Apple is still interested in acquiring InterDigital, as are Nokia, Qualcomm and others in the wireless industry.


WSJ: Apple plans to build 25M thinner, lighter next-gen iPhones this year

07/06/2011, 07:07 am

Apple is reportedly gearing up to build its next-generation iPhone, placing orders for key components to build a new model thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4 with an 8-megapixel camera.