Qualcomm

Qualcomm this morning is taking the wraps off a pair of new SoCs for the mid-range and entry-level smartphone markets. Refreshing the company’s longstanding 600 and 400 series of chips, Qualcomm is announcing the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. Both SoCs are receiving similar spec bumps, incorporating newer and faster IP blocks from Qualcomm – such as Arm Cortex-A78 derived CPU cores – as well as moving to newer, more contemporary manufacturing processes. The Snapdragon 600/400 lineups were last updated in mid and early 2021 respectively, so as Qualcomm is already preparing for 2023, the time has finally come to update the bottom half of their product stack. Following Qualcomm’s broad cascading IP strategy, this generation of parts sees both SoC...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform: Tocks Next-Gen CPU Cores, GPU, AI, & More

Today as part of its media event, Qualcomm finally announced the much expected Snapdragon 845, successor to last year's very successful Snapdragon 835. The Snapdragon 845 is a large...

145 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/6/2017

Shots Fired as Qualcomm Bets on Always Connected Devices with Long Battery Life: Intel Responds

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit today, the majority of the keynote was aimed squarely at how a new product segment of ‘Always Connected PCs’ with all-day battery life...

47 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

AMD Makes a Surprise Appearance: Ryzen Mobile with Qualcomm LTE

One of the surprises at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit was the presence of AMD. Out of no-where, Kevin Lensing, CVP and GM of the Client Business Unit at...

31 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

ASUS Announces the NovaGo (TP370): A Snapdragon 835 based Windows 10 PC

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit today, alongside Qualcomm officially announcing the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform, several partners got up on stage to promote their upcoming wares. The...

36 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 On ARM: Always Connected PCs

This morning at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Microsoft’s EVP of Windows and Devices, Terry Myerson, is announcing the introduction of the first Windows 10 PCs to be...

59 by Brett Howse on 12/5/2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit: Day One Live Blog (6:30pm UTC)

This week, in Hawaii, Qualcomm is holding its annual Snapdragon Tech event. This year we're expecting to hear news on the latest Snapdragon 800-series SoC, movements in Qualcomm's 5G...

28 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2017

Honor 7X & V10 Western Launch Event: A Live Blog (2:30pm UTC)

Today Honor is announcing a new smartphone coming to EMEA and the Americas: the Honor 7X. The 7X has actually already been announced for the Asia-Pacific market, however Honor...

20 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

HTC Announces Standalone Vive Focus with 6DoF Tracking, Cancels Daydream VR Headsets

HTC on Tuesday formally introduced its new standalone Vive Focus VR headset at the Vive Developers Conference (VDC) in Beijing. The VR HMD is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2017

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom Offer to Buy the Company for $105 Billion

Qualcomm has announced today that the Board of Directors has rejected Broadcom’s proposal to acquire the company for around $105 billion. The BOD believes that Broadcom’s offering undervalues Qualcomm...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2017

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 42: Intel with Radeon Graphics

Every so often, the technology industry goes crazy. To get three events along those lines in the same week just blows the mind. On this podcast, Ian and Ryan...

11 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2017

Qualcomm Launches 48-core Centriq for $1995: Arm Servers for Cloud Native Applications

Following on from the SoC disclosure at Hot Chips, Qualcomm has this week announced the formal launch of its new Centriq 2400 family of Arm-based SoCs for cloud applications...

37 by Ian Cutress on 11/10/2017

Broadcom Makes Unsolicited $105 Billion Bid for Qualcomm

Broadcom on Monday said that it had proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm for $105 billion in total for cash and stock. If the buyout...

12 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2017

Razer Enters The Smartphone Arena With The Razer Phone

Earlier this year, Razer bought the smartphone company Nextbit, so it should perhaps not come as much of a surprise to see the gaming-focused company step into the smartphone...

88 by Brett Howse on 11/1/2017

Samsung’s 8LPP Process Technology Qualified, Ready for Production

Samsung this week announced that its 8LPP fabrication process, which it formally introduced earlier this year, had passed qualification tests. The manufacturing technology will be used to produce advanced...

35 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2017

Taiwan Fines Qualcomm $773 Million for Antitrust Violations

Qualcomm’s global legal issues continue, as the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) fined the company roughly $773 million (NT$23.4 billion) for illegal licensing and chip pricing practices. This development...

10 by Nate Oh on 10/12/2017

ASRock's X10 IoT Router Now Available: 802.11ac, GbE, ZigBee, and IR

ASRock has started sales of their new smart connected home router, the X10. The new device supports not only 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet like any modern networking router...

18 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2017

Generating 3D Models in Mobile: Sony’s 3D Creator Made Me a Bobblehead

In a show like IFA, it’s easy to get wide-eyed about a flashy new feature that is being heavily promoted but might have limited use. Normally, something like Sony’s...

12 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

Hands on with the LG V30/V30+: 6-inch OLED 2880x1440 Display, Quad DAC, IP68, Daydream VR

As part of their IFA 2017 showcase, this morning LG is unveiling their long-rumored next-generation flagship phone, the V30. Like its predecessor, the LG V20, the V30 hasn't exactly...

125 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2017

IFA 2017: LG V30 Launch Event Live Blog

We're here at LG to see the launch for the new LG V30 smartphone. Starts at 9am Berlin time / 3am Eastern!

13 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2017

Analyzing Falkor’s Microarchitecture: A Deep Dive into Qualcomm’s Centriq 2400 for Windows Server and Linux

Developing a custom microarchitecture is difficult. Even with all the standards in place and licensing an instruction set such as ARM, the actual development takes time and the right...

41 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2017

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