Qualcomm gives the Snapdragon more bite
Published in Mobiles


Trepn Profiler app for Android

Qualcomm responds to spin-off proposal
Published in Processors


Thanks but no thanks

Qualcomm has issued a statement in response to an idea floated by Jana Partners a couple of days ago. 

Qualcomm chip business worthless
Published in Processors


Spin it off warns sctivist investor

Qualcomm has been told to spin-off its "worthless" chip unit away from its patent-licensing business in order to boost sliding stock prices.

ZTE Blade S6 reviewed, a budget Lollipop iPhone?
Published in Reviews


Review:
Snapdragon 615 ready for fancy dress party

The ZTE Blade S6 is the Chinese company’s latest crack at the mid-range smartphone segment, but is its fancy body writing cheques its internals can’t cash? 

Semiconductor sales up eight percent
Published in News


Intel still the market leader shokka

Sales of semiconductors were up eight per cent and reached $340bn according to a report by analyst house Gartner.

Chipmakers are skipping Cortex-A57, what are the implications?
Published in Processors


Analysis: Stuck with Cortex-A53, next stop Cortex-A72

The 64-bit Cortex-A57 core is ARM’s latest and greatest CPU design, but very few chipmakers are actually building products based on this flagship core. In fact, many are skipping it altogether, so what’s going on here? 

HTC revives One M8 in Europe as One M8s
Published in Mobiles


With Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC

Just as its new flagship, the HTC One M9, started to appear in European retail/e-tail, HTC announced a new version of the HTC One M8 smartphone, the new mid-range HTC One M8s.

Snapdragon 820 to end up on Samsung’s 14nm node?
Published in Processors


TSMC lagging by at least one quarter

Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 may not only be the company’s first FinFET part, but the first processor manufactured by Samsung rather than TSMC. 

There is no Snapdragon 815, Qualcomm confirms
Published in Mobiles


And there never was

A lot of rumours regarding an alleged upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 SoC have been floating around, and now the chipmaker has informed us that that no such chip exists.

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
Published in Processors


Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.