Qualcomm is making headlines today and they have nothing to do with Broadcom. The announcement is of a Snapdragon 710 mobile platform to replace the older 660 platform. A new 700 chipset will make up the new platform to start and will bring high-end features to upcoming mid-range devices. This is a major target of Qualcomm for 2018 and this is a step in the right direction.
Qualcomm Senior Director of Wearables spoke with tech blog Wearable, confirming a new Snapdragon processor for smartwatches. The most recent chipset by the company is the Snapdragon 2100 which debuted a mere two years ago and continues to find its way in Wear OS smartwatches. Google is revamping Wear OS this year and Qualcomm will contribute to the effort with a new processor coming this fall to be used in future smartwatches.
Back in November in an unexpected story, we learned about Broadcom’s interest in acquiring Qualcomm if the price was right. Qualcomm rejected the initial offer of $130 billion, but Broadcom never gave up and continued coming back with other ideas. However, the two don’t seem like they’ll be negotiating an acquisition anymore since the US Government essentially just blocked any takeover from happening.
Continuing their quest to be the leading provider of SoC components for mobile handsets, Qualcomm revealed their new Snapdragon 700 series at MWC 2018 in Barcelona as the conference begins to wrap up.
Last week, mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm unveiled their latest and greatest processor that is set to power up next year’s Android flagship phones: the Snapdragon 845. Now, we have more information on its specifics.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset that has been rumored ever since the early days of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL rumors, just went official. Qualcomm announced the high-end mobile processor on Wednesday, and gave us some detail.
One week ago, we told you about an unexpected acquisition offer in the chip-making industry. Chipmaker Broadcom had offered to buy its major competitor in Qualcomm for up to $130 billion. We’ve now heard back from Qualcomm, and here’s their answer.
A shake up could soon occur in the wireless chip market, as reported on Monday. Chipmaker Broadcom has reportedly offered to buy its major competitor in Qualcomm for up to $130 billion.