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Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon W5 Chips for Wearables

Qualcomm on Tuesday announced the launch of its latest chips for wearable devices, the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon W5 Gen 1. It looks like the company's "Gen 1" branding for microprocessors is here to stay. Qualcomm's next-generation wearable platforms promise 50% lower power consumption (and therefore 50% longer battery life), double the performance,...

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Chip for Android Flagships

[caption id="attachment_374021" align="aligncenter" width="920"] Image: Qualcomm[/caption] Qualcomm has unveiled two new SoCs for Android — the flagship-grade Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, and the more budget-oriented Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (via The Verge). The communications and chip design giant said in its announcement that the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 delivers 10% faster CPU performance...

Apple to Begin Using its Own 5G iPhone Modems in 2023

Apple is partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to develop its own 5G iPhone modems starting in 2023. This is a bid for Apple to distance itself from Qualcomm, which currently provides Apple with its modems for the iPhone. As reported by Nikkei, Apple is said to be adopting TSMC's 4nm chip production technology...

Qualcomm, Microsoft Have Exclusivity Deal Set to Expire Soon: REPORT

Qualcomm and Microsoft allegedly have a secret exclusivity deal that is set to expire soon. Microsoft has declined to make a version of Windows 11 available for Apple's M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Macs that are built on an Arm architecture, and now we may know the reason — a secret exclusivity deal with Qualcomm. A new report from XDA...

Snapdragon 888 Plus to Boost Gaming in Flagship 5G Smartphones

Qualcomm has today unveiled its latest high-end smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 888 Plus, which gets a clock speed boost from 2.84GHz to 3GHz for intensive tasks like streaming video and playing games, in forthcoming 5G flagship smartphones (via CNET). Qualcomm says it has also boosted the artificial intelligence capabilities by more than 20% compared to the Snapdragon 888,...

US Chip Executives Call on Biden Administration to Fund Manufacturing

US chip company chiefs have urged President Joe Biden to back them with funding to help them compete with their Asian rivals. The chief executives of Intel, Qualcomm, Micron, and Advanced Micro Devices all put their names to a joint letter on Thursday asking for "substantial funding for incentives for semiconductor manufacturing" as part of...

Qualcomm Unveils World’s First 10-Gigabit 5G Modem Solution

Qualcomm has today announced the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G and the first 3GPP release 16 modem-RF system. Currently sampling to OEMs, the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System is expected to make its way into commercial devices later this year. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon X65 is the Company’s biggest leap in 5G solutions since the...

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 768G 5G Processor

Qualcomm has announced its follow-up to last year's Snapdragon 765G chip. The new Snapdragon 768G model is supposedly aimed towards giving mobile gaming players an increase in overall performance. According to Qualcomm's website, the Snapdragon 768G processor delivers an estimated 15% increase in graphics rendering when compared to 2019's Snapdragon 765G. Qualcomm was able to...