An all-in-one cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chip is reportedly in development at Apple
Qualcomm offers Android's answer to Apple's Emergency SOS
The chip companies are never going to really love this business
The big picture: Earlier this year we were reviewing Analyst Day slides from leading semiconductor companies and a clear theme emerged. Large companies are all shifting in a similar direction, posing some potential challenges for their long-term positions. More and more customers are looking for special purpose chips, a coping mechanism for dealing with the slowdown in Moore's Law. And the big players are all looking to support those customers.
Why it matters: Qualcomm's annual Snapdragon Summit is typically a celebration of all things smartphone. After all, it's the time and place where the company unveils its latest SoC design for the next generation of premium Android smartphones. True to form, the company did introduce Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which is expected to be the engine powering upcoming premium phones from Samsung, Motorola, and many other vendors including Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
What just happened? During Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit 2022 conference in Hawaii, the wireless specialist introduced its latest premium mobile platform that'll power the next generation of flagship Android smartphones. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform is built on 4nm process technology and is comprised of a Kryo CPU featuring one prime core clocked at up to 3.2 GHz, four performance cores running at up to 2.8 GHz and three efficiency cores that can hit speeds of up to 2.0 GHz.
Qualcomm will supply most of the 5G chips in next year's iPhone
How the mighty have fallen
The influence that semiconductors and tech continue to have on traditional industries
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More details on the Razer Edge 5G are coming in October
Arm claims Qualcomm can't use designs developed under previously terminated agreements with Nuvia
The leading edge of semiconductor manufacturing
The agreement more than doubles their existing long-term partnership
A smaller, more power efficient 4 nm design
Keeping the company independent through acquisition
Also: Project Volterra, a small form factor Windows/Arm PC for developers
And a new 7-Series chip for higher-end midrange devices
Is this a delay or a simple clarification?
Meter-level accuracy should be great for drivers
Firefox is also adding hardware-based AV1 decoding
A recent study by Comcast found that nearly half of US respondents viewed Wi-Fi as more important than reliable transportation in their daily lives
Arm, Intel, TSMC, AMD, Google and more industry leaders form the Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) standard
Envisioning a future where you could use components with different designs from various fabs and create an SoC out of it