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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

Broadcom baits hook with promise of $1.5bn investment fund to catch Qualcomm

Broadcom says it will earmark $1.5bn for funding of 5G wireless broadband networks as part of its proposed acquisition of Qualcomm. The chip designer said Wednesday that, should its $117bn buyout plan for Qualcomm go through, it will set up a $1.5bn fund to "focus on innovation to train and educate the next generation of …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Mar 2018
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Broadcom, you've been punk'd: Qualcomm puts stockholder vote on hold for US security probe

Qualcomm took a deep breath, counted to three and responded to Broadcom's weekend broadside before postponing its stockholder meeting by a month. And Broadcom hit right back. The Singapore-based chip business accused Qualcomm of tipping the wink to the US Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to take a …
Richard Speed, 6 Mar 2018

SCREEEECH: US national security agency puts brakes on Qualcomm takeover

American national security bods on the US government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) have asked Qualcomm to delay tomorrow’s vote on Broadcom’s proposed $117bn (£84.7bn) takeover. With a timing to make even the most imaginative soap opera writer slap a palm to face and mutter "steady on now, …
Richard Speed, 5 Mar 2018

Now Europe is getting jitters over Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover bid

Chipmaker Broadcom's proposed $142bn (£103bn) hostile takeover of Qualcomm has given European lawmakers the willies over data protection implications for EU citizens. It follows concerns raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which is reportedly concerned about Singapore-based Broadcom parking its …
Kat Hall, 2 Mar 2018

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