Qualcomm refuses to spin off chip business


Qualcomm Inc.’s Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs said on Tuesday they have no plans to spin off its chip business despite what critics and shareholders may say.

Hedge fund Jana Partners said in April to improve shareholder value Qualcomm should spin off the chip business from its patent-licensing business. Also saying the chip business is “essentially worthless”.

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ITC Staff recommends clearing Samsung, Qualcomm in Nvidia case


Remember that lawsuit between Nvidia and Samsung that began late last year as a result of the graphic card manufacturer believing that the Korean company had infringed upon seven of its patents? And how Samsung hit back by first accusing Nvidia of false advertising and then by issuing its own lawsuit claiming the Nvidia had infringed upon Samsung’s patents? The International Trade Commission (ITC) stepped in soon after and have now formed a recommendation.

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Qualcomm releases video showing off the super-fast Hybrid auto focus abilities of its Snapdragon processors

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After enduring widespread criticism for its over-heating Snapdragon 810 processors, Qualcomm has come out fighting by releasing a funny video(below) to remind us of some of the positives about its range of silicon. One such positive is that certain Snapdragon processors give super-quick auto-focusing abilities to their host devices.

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OnePlus 2 will have a newer version of the Snapdragon 810 processor


OnePlus has announced new, albeit familiar, processor for the OnePlus 2. They are going with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor for it’s speed and ability to multitask while maintaining great battery life. The chip has eight CPU cores and 64-bit computing. Some other features the 810 can provide are 4K HD video, fast/crisp photos, and immersive 3D gaming brought to you by the Adreno 430 GPU.

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 will reportedly miss its sales goals this year

Qualcomm_Snapdragon_810_MDP_Phone_BackQualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 CPU has had a rough year. There have been many, many reports of the device overheating, and although Qualcomm has tried to defer those claims as just rumors, it’s pretty clear that the negative press has hurt the processor’s market share. The HTC One M9 uses the 810, but LG’s G4 opted for the 808, and Samsung has entirely skipped the Snapdragon line for their own Exynos CPUs in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The only two major devices using a Snapdragon 810 are the One M9 and Sony’s Xperia Z4/Z3+, and neither of those devices are shaking up the market right now. Read more

Sony’s Xperia Z3+ and Z4 Tablet to use v2.1 of the Snapdragon 810, overheating issues remain


It’s getting closer to June 15th, the international launch of the Xperia Z3+ (Z4 in Japan), and it seems like its Qualcomm processor is still suffering from the overheating issues that have plagued the Snapdragon 810 chip since release. This is despite Qualcomm developing a v2.1 of the processor, incorporating a revised design with improved thermal management.

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Analyst dismisses existence of a deca-core Snapdragon 818 processor


The report published yesterday claiming that Qualcomm would release a deca-core processor as the Snapdragon 818 has been dismissed by one industry analysis. Pan Juitang, who has made accurate claims and predictions regarding chipsets, took to Weibo to let everyone know that the report’s content is simply a rumor and the exact specifications are false.

Juitang does not provide his own take on what the possible Snapdragon 818 will present. All we know is that Qualcomm faces stiff competition from the likes of MediaTek and Intel.

Source: Weibo
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