Qualcomm teases amazing changes to smartphones and tablets

I’m at Qualcomm’s analyst briefing this week, an event full of tech goodies that will make you lust after the next cell phone and tablet generations. From magic pens to massively improved sound and connectivity, your next cell phone will likely make your current cell phone look really lame.  

GDC: Gaming is back with a vengeance!

There are quite a few of us who once thought the GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) was becoming a joke, as the event seemed to be smaller and even less relevant in recent years. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case this year when GDC basically took over all three of San Francisco’s Moscone Center buildings. The result felt more like CES and the GDC of years ago than ever before.   

64-bit mobile processors set to dominate mobile market

​Just one quarter after the launch of Apple’s A7 (the first 64-bit mobile processor), Cupertino managed to power more than 36 million iPhones and iPads with its flagship chip.

Living with Qualcomm's Toq Smartwatch: A Lot to Love

I’ve just finished spending some serious quality time with Qualcomm's flagship Toq Smartwatch. The verdict? For a product that is basically a hardware showcase, well, there really is a lot to love.  

Making always-connected PCs and tablets less painful

Wouldn’t it be great to just turn on your tablet and have the device instantly connect to a network wherever you are? 

Snapdragon getting in the car with powerful graphics

At CES, Qualcomm is showing off the incursion of its Snapdragon processor into in-car infotainment systems through a partnership with in-car software developer QNX.

Color OS or CyanogenMod for your Android smartphone?

The Oppo N1 smartphone is equipped with a large 5.9 inch display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and a rather unique 13MP camera that rotates to face the front or back of the device.

Has Intel totally lost the plot?

When newly hatched Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told analysts that Intel was moving into the foundry business, a thousand jaws in the semiconductor business must have dropped.

Qualcomm's mobile Snapdragon 800 SoC is blazingly fast

Qualcomm is currently showcasing its 800 SoC (MSM8974) running on a developer tablet and smartphone.

Analyst: Intel Atom chip outperforms Nvidia, Qualcomm and Samsung

Analysts at ABI Research report that Intel’s latest Atom processor - the Z2580 clocked at 2.0 GHz - sets the bar for performance and current drain in smartphones.

Global semiconductor sales down

Revenues for the global semiconductor market dropped two percent year on year to $295 billion in 2012, IDC's latest semiconductor application forecast reports.

AMD lags behind Samsung, Qualcomm

AMD has fallen behind rivals Qualcomm and Samsung on IC Insights' list of microprocessor vendors.

Qualcomm doesn't think much of Oracle

Qualcomm CIO Norm Fjeldheim is in the limelight following statements made about Oracle at the SuiteWorld 2013 conference on Tuesday, claiming NetSuite is a better fit for the company than Oracle. 

Nvidia does better than analysts expected

Graphics chip maker Nvidia has done a lot better than analysts were expecting and announced third quarter results which are not that bad.

Unknown chipmaker steals march on Intel, Qualcomm

Chinese chip vendor Allwinner Technologies might have sold more application processors for tablets in 2012 than Intel and Qualcomm put together.

Qualcomm push will mean faster net on flights

In-flight internet speeds could soon match speeds on mother Earth if a Qualcomm proposal to use satellites is approved by regulators. 

Rumors swirl around AMD buy

Opinion If you read the financial press you might be surprised to learn that AMD is about to be bought by every company under the sun.

Qualcomm’s amazing tech could even get Martha Stewart a date

I’m at Qualcomm’s Developer conference this week and, as you’d expect, the corporation is presenting a massive amount of technology. 

Snapdragon brand growth is Qualcomm's aim

Qualcomm is the leading supplier of mobile SoCs, but it is not content with its low key media image and it apparently wants to grow the Snapdragon brand.

This single-board computer is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip

Inforce has debuted a single-board computer powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core krait processor clocked at 1.7GHz.