Qualcomm, a globally renowned semiconductor maker, has deepened its partnership with the South Korean tech giant Samsung. Both the companies have agreed to extend the patent license agreement for 3G, 4G, 5G and 6G mobile technology through the end of 2030. Qualcomm and Samsung said that they would work together for better integration of the Snapdragon platforms for future Galaxy products, including premium smartphones, tablets, wearables, and more. Cristiano Amon,... Read More
Multiple reports had come saying that Apple is planning to ditch other vendors and use its own in-house 5G modem on the future iPhones. Apple had reportedly made big investments for coming up with its own 5G modem for the A-Bionic chipsets. But the move has failed, and the company will keep relying on Qualcomm for 5G modems. Apple doesn’t want to rely on third-party companies for modems. An in-house... Read More
Qualcomm and MediaTek might lose business in the long-term as more smartphone vendors look to self-design their System-on-Chipsets (SoCs). Currently, Apple, Samsung, and Google are the major smartphone companies that are selling smartphones with self-designed and developed chipsets. While they may depend on other manufacturing companies for the final production of these chipsets, the fact that they can design their own chips gives them the freedom to customise the product... Read More
The battle in the semiconductor industry is pretty intense and will only grow in the coming years as demand for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices grows. Samsung Galaxy S22 FE, which is expected to launch later in the year, might ditch either Qualcomm or Exynos chipsets. In a surprise for its fans, Samsung might go with a MediaTek chipset for its Galaxy S22 FE device. Not just this, even the Galaxy S23... Read More
Qualcomm is soon expected to launch multiple new Snapdragon chipsets for smartphones. One of those chipsets is expected to be Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus. The chipset might go live by May 2022. But nothing has been hinted by Qualcomm so far. In addition to this, Qualcomm might launch a new Snapdragon 7 series chipset for smartphones. A popular tipster who goes by the name Digital Chat Station (DCS) has revealed... Read More
Qualcomm saw the best growth in smartphone AP (application processor)/SoC (system on chip) chipset shipments globally in Q4 2021. MediaTek is still the leader in the higher number of shipments, but its market share in shipments declined. Qualcomm, on the other hand, posted an 18% QoQ and 33% YoY growth in global smartphone SoC shipment despite the shortage of components and foundry capacity, said research analyst Parv Sharma. Sharma said... Read More
Samsung is one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world. The South Korean tech giant earlier won a big deal of manufacturing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 flagship chipset using a 4nm node. However, due to the yield rate only being 35%, a report from theelec suggests that Qualcomm is looking for the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build its chips. The yield rate was reportedly 35% for... Read More
Semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm has announced that it recently partnered up with Vodafone and Thales to exhibit the new iSIM technology on an operational smartphone. iSIM is the latest technology that enables the functions of a SIM card to be integrated with the main processor installed in the smartphone. The iSIM is the latest SIM technology as currently ‘eSIM’ are used in devices that require a separate chip but with the... Read More
MediaTek is once again leading the processor market for smartphones as it has witnessed an increased share of 40% in the third quarter of 2021. The company has been growing continuously for a while and has made it difficult for Qualcomm to take back its top position in the market. However, the latter still is in the lead when it comes to the 5G modem market. Qualcomm has been making... Read More
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 was announced a few days back. It is the flagship chipset from Qualcomm that will power Android smartphones in 2022. Much recently, the Motorola Edge X30 became the first smartphone in the world to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1. In recent developments, the Motorola Edge X30 was found to be over-heating. A popular tipster known as Ice Universe tweeted that during the extreme test of... Read More
During the ongoing 2021 Investor Day event, Qualcomm on November 17 announced its upcoming next-gen processors for PC which will be launched to compete with Apple Silicon’s M series chips. However, as the events unfold further, the future plans for one of the most prominent chip maker’s modems are revealed as Apple will be coming up with its own modem chips in the foreseeable future. The Future Plans The Cupertino-based... Read More
Qualcomm has upgraded its Snapdragon portfolio with four new chipsets. The four new chipsets are Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+. All these chipsets are made to be used in entry-level and mid-range smartphones. The focus of these chipsets is mainly on 5G but there is also a 4G chipset to enable mobile makers to come out with strong LTE devices as well. Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ The... Read More
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