Chip maker Qualcomm has acquired certain technology assets from network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP specialist Arteris for an undisclosed sum. The firm has also hired personnel formerly employed by Arteris.
The Chinese government is conducting an investigation of chipmaker Qualcomm relating to a possible breach of the country’s anti-monopoly law.
Chipmaker Qualcomm has added support for China’s BeiDou navigation satellite system to its solutions. The vendor said that using BeiDou will enhance location precision in smartphones and tablets in China and globally.
Qualcomm vice chairman, Steve Altman, is to retire from the firm January 3, 2014, but will continue to serve as a strategic consultant to the company.
Chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the appointment of former US ambassador to China to its Board of Directors, at the firm looks to expand its footprint in China.
With less than a month to go until the Broadband Infovision Awards in Amsterdam, we look at this year’s shortlisted entries – starting with the category probably closest to the consumer’s heart – the Broadband Home Award.
Chip maker Qualcomm has become an official founding technology partner of the FIA Formula E Championship; the new international championship featuring racing cars powered exclusively by electric energy.
Samsung and Qualcomm have both announced smart watch products as the nascent companion device category begins to gather momentum.
facebook-bigFacebook has created an initiative—Internet.org—to bring internet connectivity to the poor and underserved, recruiting a number of telecoms industry vendors as partners. But while the new group cites the importance of mobile operators in bringing connectivity to the unconnected, there are none among the founders.
Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm: “The defining challenge of LTE in 2013 will be band fragmentation”
Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Ben Timmons, Senior Director, Business Development for Qualcomm, winners of the category, ‘Best Chipset / Processor Product’ with its Qualcomm- RF360 Front End Solution.
Chip maker Qualcomm has struck an R&D partnership with infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent as well as acquiring a stake in the equipment manufacturer.
Silicon vendor Qualcomm has outlined plans to drastically increase capacity in mobile networks. The vendor believes that, by using its technology, operators will be able to provide a thousand times more bandwidth capacity than today, while also reducing costs.
Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Product Management Tim Peters demonstrates the capabilities of 802.11ac wifi
Chipmaker Qualcomm has strengthened its small cell portfolio by acquiring a firm that specialises in modem and system design for base stations and high-speed wireless backhaul infrastructure.
Japanese handset makers NEC and Fujitsu have joined forces with the country’s market leading operator NTT Docomo to set up a joint venture to develop smartphone chips. The firms have collaborated closely in the past and had even attempted to launch a similar JV, with the participation of Samsung and Panasonic.
Handset giant Samsung has acquired UK chipmaker CSR’s handset technology development business in a deal worth $310m. The acquisition is part of Samsung’s “complete platform strategy”, according to analysts, as the Korean vendor looks to cut its dependency on external silicon suppliers.
India’s Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement with chipmaker Qualcomm to acquire 49 per cent of its Indian BWA entities. Qualcomm acquired the wireless broadband service permits in India for four states in the country in 2010 for $1bn. The purchase was made in a deliberate bid to block the progress of WiMAX as an alternative 4G technology in the country, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said at the time. Now, it has sold the 49 per cent stake to Bharti for a mere $165m.
Operators Verizon and TeliaSonera, as well as chipmaker Qualcomm have each posted encouraging quarterly earnings. US carrier Verizon saw a 7.7 per cent year-on-year in service revenues for 1Q12 to reach $15.4bn. Data revenues rose by 21.1 per cent, or $1.1bn, to hit $6.6 bin, and the operator also saw a 8.9 per cent increase in retail service revenues to reach $14.9bn; the highest growth rate it has seen in its retail business for three years.
During MWC 2011, telecoms.com filmed an augmented reality demo with Qualcomm’s senior director of Business Development, Jay Wright. This year (2012) we caught up with him again to see how much the technology has changed in the past 12 months.
What a difference a year makes…
Telefónica Digital has announced a new deal with Firefox browser-maker Mozilla on the first day of Mobile World Congress 2012. The two firms have collaborated to create a new mobile platform, which will see a host of HTML 5 based devices running on the open web entering the market.