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Now Microsoft ports Windows 10, Linux to homegrown CPU design

Updated Microsoft has ported Windows 10 and Linux to E2, its homegrown processor architecture it has spent years working on mostly in secret. As well as the two operating systems, the US giant's researchers say they have also ported Busybox and FreeRTOS, plus a collection of toolkits for developing and building applications for the …
Chris Williams, 18 Jun 2018
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Qualcomm to keep server CPUs but avoids head-on Intel battle

Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon has said the company has no plans to dispose of its Arm-powered server CPU unit. Speaking to Reuters, Amon rubbished whispers that Qualcomm wants out of the server CPU business. But he also explained that the company doesn’t really want in, either, because Qualcomm won’t go head-to-head with …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jun 2018
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FYI: Qualcomm hasn't given up on Arm-based Windows 10 slabtops

Like a lawman in an old-timey Western movie running while firing his pistol at escaping bandits, Qualcomm is running through PC land shooting out Snapdragon system-on-chips at computer manufacturers. Today, in time for Computex in Taiwan, Qualy emitted details of the Snapdragon 850, a 64-bit Arm-compatible octo-core processor …
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Qualcomm buddies up with Ford, Panasonic to punt connected car tech

Qualcomm, amid all of its corporate wranglings with Broadcom, is branching out into silicon for connected cars thanks to a three-way tie-up with Panasonic and Ford. The so-called C-V2X project (cellular vehicle-to-everything) will enable connected cars to talk not only to each other but also to smart street furniture. In spite …
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Servers crashed and burned. So, Qualcomm's back to Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V'ing Arm cores into phones

Following its Centriq server processor implosion, Qualcomm has dusted itself off, and today presented to the world another smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 710. And as for previous Snapdragons, Qualy has pretty much xeroxed off-the-shelf Arm Cortex CPU cores. Qualcomm shifted engineers from the Snapdragon team onto its …
Chris Williams, 24 May 2018
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Qualcomm readies 60GHz goodies for Facebook's Terragraph

Qualcomm has backed Facebook's plan to take over the mobile network with its Terragraph project: the chip-designer has revealed it's prepping silicon for backhaul systems using today's 802.11ad and 11.ay in the future. In the backhaul space, Qualcomm has its eye on the 20 to 25 per cent of cellular base stations not served by …

Seriously, Cisco? Another hard-coded password? Sheesh

Roundup Earlier this year, The Register observed that the less-lame replacement for WPA2, WPA3, should start landing in user devices this year. That prediction got a kick along this week from Qualcomm, which announced it's going to roll WPA3 out on all wireless product lines. The company told us in February the security standard …
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Samsung ready to fling Exynos at anyone who wants a phone chip

With the threat of Qualcomm litigation receding, Samsung is in talks with ZTE, among others, and ready to license its Exynos phone chips to anyone who wants them. This could lower the costs of high-end mobiles. Reuters quotes former Qualcomm, now Samsung, executive Inyup Kang as saying that Samsung is talking to "all OEMs" …
Andrew Orlowski, 16 May 2018
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And lo, Qualcomm hath declared that a new chip for wearables is coming

Qualcomm is shipping samples of its third-generation wearable chip – the first to be built from the "ground up," it claims. Today's Android smartwatches mostly use the aging Snapdragon Wear 2100 announced over two years ago, built out of good ol' 28nm transistor gates. The power-hungry Qualcomm system-on-chip typically …
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Qualcomm, Microsoft drag apps for Win-10-on-Arm into 64-bit world

Qualcomm and Microsoft will finally let developers start building native 64-bit Windows applications for Snapdragon-based PCs. The 64-bit support is in Visual Studio 15.8 Preview 1, unveiled by Microsoft at its Build conference on Tuesday. As the two companies explained in their joint announcement, the Qualcomm-powered “ …

Industry whispers: Qualcomm mulls Arm server processor exit

Analysis Servers powered by CPUs based on Arm Holdings IP sound like a good idea. They’re a good chance of being denser, more powerful and less costly to run than the Intel CPUs that handle the overwhelming majority of server workloads (and scoop most of the server CPU profits too). Because Arm dominates the mobile world, server CPUs …
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AMD CEO Su: We like GPU crypto-miners but gamers are first priority

AMD CEO Lisa Su was in ebullient form on Wednesday when her company reported better-than-expected growth in the first quarter of 2018, and forecast a strong year for the chip design firm. "This is our third straight quarter of revenue growth," she told financial analysts on a conference call. "Our strong first quarter …
Iain Thomson, 26 Apr 2018

Qual-gone: 1,200+ axed from Snapdragon, Centriq giant Qualcomm

Qualcomm says it is planning to eliminate more than 1,200 positions in an attempt to cut overhead costs. The Snapdragon and Centriq chip designer confirmed it had filed a mandatory Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice with the state of California, where it plans to cut more than 1,200 jobs in its …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Apr 2018
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ZTE now stands for 'zero tech exports' – US govt slaps 7-year ban on biz

The US government has imposed a seven-year export ban on ZTE for repeated violation of trade laws. The Department of Commerce announced on Monday it is placing a ban that will forbid US companies from doing business with the Chinese phone maker, including supplying it with parts and service contracts. The surprise move came …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Apr 2018
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Broadcom’s bid to win the hand of Qualcomm ends in tears

Singapore-based chip biz Broadcom announced today that it has withdrawn its bid for Qualcomm. The intervention by the administration of United States President, Donald Trump, at the urging of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), appears to have been the last straw for the soon-to-be-US-based chip …
Richard Speed, 14 Mar 2018

Broadcom's buyout of Qualcomm bogs down as DC blocks merger

The White House crushed Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm, declaring the deal cannot go due to national security concerns. An executive order, handed down by the Trump administration on Monday, says that at the urging of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the President has decided to prohibit the deal and to …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Mar 2018
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Broadcom moves to the US: CFIUS-inspired redomiciling makes for happy voters

Broadcom plans to bring forward its redomiciliation to the US to 3 April in a move that, of course, has nothing to do with Qualcomm's delayed stockholder meeting happening two days later. In an attempt to head off a potentially painful bit of probing by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the …
Richard Speed, 12 Mar 2018
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Intel ponders Broadcom buy as Qualcomm's exec chair steps away

Intel is reportedly so discomfited by the prospect of a combined Broadcom and Qualcomm that it will consider buying Broadcom to stop the transaction. A Wall Street Journal report last Friday cited the usual anonymous people with knowledge of the deal as having heard Intel has discussed it might need to take the role of apex …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Mar 2018

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