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When Apple and Qualcomm fight, the iPhone suffers

When Apple and Qualcomm fight, the iPhone suffers The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are Apple's first iPhones to use baseband modems from both Qualcomm and Intel.In the years prior to the iPhone 7, Qualcomm was the only supplier of baseband modems for the iPhone.

BlackBerry awarded $815 million in judgment against Qualcomm

BlackBerry awarded $815 million in judgment against Qualcomm A court awarded the Waterloo, Canada-based smartphone maker $815 million in refunded royalty payments stemming from a binding arbitration agreement, CNBC reports.The specifics of the refund remain unclear — Qualcomm said it is for sales of “subscriber units” — but at the core of the dispute is licensing fees BlackBerry paid in advance to Qualcomm.

These handy medical devices are inspired by the 'Star Trek' tricorder

These handy medical devices are inspired by the 'Star Trek' tricorder Two hundred years from now, medical tricorders like the ones depicted in Star Trek will be as common as tongue depressors.The reality, best embodied in two XPRIZE Tricorder competition finalists, is that the devices are somewhat ungainly and they feature distinctly 21st century diagnostic equipment.

ARM-based Windows 10 machines will launch in fourth quarter of 2017

ARM-based Windows 10 machines will launch in fourth quarter of 2017 We’ve been hearing rumors about Windows 10 systems running on ARM processors since the tail end of last year, with only the vaguest of hints about when they might actually arrive.Indeed, now it seems like we’re mere months away from ARM hardware finding its way to the heart of new Windows machines.

ARM-based Windows 10 Devices Expected to Launch in Late 2017

ARM-based Windows 10 Devices Expected to Launch in Late 2017 That stripped down flavor of Windows 8 was a commercial and critical flop, but Microsoft aims to make ARM-based PCs a thing in the era of Windows 10.In a demo last December, Microsoft showed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 running Windows 10 without any appreciable lag.

Qualcomm fires back, requests import ban after Apple withholds royalties

Qualcomm fires back, requests import ban after Apple withholds royalties ” On top of that, when iPhones with Qualcomm chips outperformed devices with Intel’s chips, Apple claimed there was “no discernible difference” between the two.Another big part of Qualcomm’s suit revolves around Apple’s role in various regulatory suits, and that, according to Qualcomm, Apple has been “misrepresenting facts and making false statements.

Qualcomm may be considering nuclear option in battle with Apple

Qualcomm may be considering nuclear option in battle with Apple At the root of the dispute between Apple and Qualcomm are cellular communication technology patents that Apple and others license from Qualcomm for a hefty fee.The subject came up a couple of days ago during Apple's Q2 earnings call.

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone Over the past seven years, BlackBerry’s market share has slipped away, lost to Apple and Android.Nothing stuck, including the company’s first attempt to combine a hardware keyboard and the Android operating system, the BlackBerry Priv.

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs Device coverage in the smartphone world tends to focus on high-end products, rather than midrange or upper midrange hardware.Qualcomm’s new upper-midrange and midrange Snapdragon 600 refreshes were announced today, and both parts are a solid improvement over their predecessors.

With Toyota, Nvidia Racks Up Another Autonomous Car Design Win

With Toyota, Nvidia Racks Up Another Autonomous Car Design Win Multiple platforms in parallel would allow for fully autonomous driving, meaning self-driving on any road.Previously, Mercedes-Benz and Audi agreed to work with Nvidia on autonomous driving.

Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed

Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed The central problem with that approach was that consumers bought a Windows tablet, brought it home, booted it up to a Windows desktop, and discovered they couldn’t actually run Windows applications.This time around, Redmond has a plan to avoid this issue, thanks to sophisticated emulation of x86 hardware.

Samsung, Intel Join FTC's Antitrust Suit Against Qualcomm

Samsung, Intel Join FTC's Antitrust Suit Against Qualcomm According to Intel, Qualcomm has: [M]aintained an interlocking web of abusive patent and commercial practices that subverts competition on the merits.The FTC’s detailed complaint documents the Qualcomm practices that have created that coercive business climate and stymied competition.

Qualcomm Inks Deal to Build Snapdragon 835 PCs With HP, Lenovo, Asus

Qualcomm Inks Deal to Build Snapdragon 835 PCs With HP, Lenovo, Asus There are two major features Qualcomm will need to offer, however, to make this platform attractive to existing x86 customers.It will, however, have an impact on both battery life and overall performance compared to a native x86 chip.

Heavyweights announced to build Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon

Heavyweights announced to build Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon Qualcomm affirms each company is geared up to produce sleek thin and fanless PCs running Windows 10 with ‘unparalleled LTE connectivity’ for an always connected on-the-go experience.What’s more, each device will be coupled with the 10nm leading node efficiency of the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, meaning they will feature beyond all-day battery life.

Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation Enforcement actions have been unnecessary in recent years because other companies have respected Intel’s intellectual property rights.However, there have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel’s proprietary x86 ISA without Intel’s authorization.

GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET Now, GlobalFoundries is making a serious push of its own with early 7nm technology availability and volume production currently planned for the back half of 2018.That’s the news from Saratoga today, where GF announced that its 7nm LP node (LP = Leading Performance) is ready for partners to begin planning their designs.

Self-Driving Cars, AI Are Driving New Chip Designs

Self-Driving Cars, AI Are Driving New Chip Designs If Computex was any indication, these companies are looking towards emerging markets in self-driving cars, the Internet of Things, next-generation connectivity solutions, artificial intelligence, and a range of other topics.You can see them, you can feel them,” Hugo Swart, head of Qualcomm’s consumer electronics and IoT businesses, told Reuters.

5 Features That Will Reshape Phones

5 Features That Will Reshape Phones A taller screen ratio can more effectively use the surface area and make a phone more comfortable to hold.A taller screen like the G6’s 18:9 panel is comparatively narrow, while still having a large diagonal measurement.

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone While not every company uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, its LTE modems have been extremely successful.Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market.

In Wake of Apple Loss, Imagination Technologies Puts Itself Up for Sale

In Wake of Apple Loss, Imagination Technologies Puts Itself Up for Sale Earlier this April, Imagination Technologies announced that it would no longer provide key graphics IP to Apple within 15 to 24 months (July 2018 to April 2019).The plan, at least initially, was to double down on its core graphics business, which has produced the bulk of the company’s revenue in recent years.