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Big Fine in China Hurts Qualcomm’s Earnings Outlook

February 9, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Qualcomm said it was disappointed with the results of the investigation, but added that was pleased that the NDRC has reviewed and...                                                   

Report: Qualcomm Facing $1 Billion Fine in China

February 9, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Qualcomm could be...

How Networks in 2020 Will Meet the Needs of IoT

February 1, 2015 5:30 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

If the phrase “Internet of Things” is already wearing on you, just imagine what it will feel...

Qualcomm’s 5G Push Includes Protecting 4G, Networking at the Device Level

February 1, 2015 4:15 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

With each successive Mobile World Congress, the buzz around 5G will grow as we near clear...

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Qualcomm Chipsets See Record Sales in 1Q

January 28, 2015 5:26 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Qualcomm reported record revenue in the first quarter but faces concerns about the accuracy of their numbers reported in...                                                 

Report: Samsung Dropping Qualcomm Chips from Next Galaxy S

January 21, 2015 10:29 am | News | Comments

Instead the Korean OEM will build its own processor into the device.                                                                                  

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Trimble, Murata, Peregrine, AT&T

December 12, 2014 10:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that it and its subsidiaries have committed to invest an aggregate of $40M into four Chinese companies...                                         


Qualcomm Bakes CA into Snapdragon 810 with LTE Cat. 9 Support

December 11, 2014 11:19 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Qualcomm today announced that its Snapdragon 810 chipset will now support LTE Cat. 9 Carrier Aggregation (CA).                                                       

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Bluetooth, Mobidia, Alcatel-Lucent

December 3, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core specification this week. Key updates in 4.2 improve privacy and increase speed, and a soon-to-be ratified profile will enable IP connectivity.

Qualcomm, Ericsson Hit 450 Mbps with CA Tests

November 18, 2014 4:12 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

 The testing produced download speeds of 450 Mbps, using a Qualcomm modem and Ericsson LTE-A network infrastructure.                          

Qualcomm LTE Direct Coming in 2016

November 12, 2014 10:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit, Mahesh Makhijani, senior director for Qualcomm Research, fit the technology in with Release 12 and said...                   

Qualcomm Profits Up as FTC Probe Looms, Shares Hammered

November 6, 2014 10:28 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

“The unfavorable resolution of one or more of these matters could have a material adverse effect on..."                                                                     


Qualcomm Buying UK Semiconductor Company CSR for $2.5B

October 15, 2014 11:08 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Qualcomm today announced it has reached a deal valued at $2.5 billion to acquire UK semiconductor company CSR. The acquisition is expected to give Qualcomm a leg up on products, channels, and customers in both the Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive telematics markets.

AT&T Sees the Body Becoming the Hub for Wearables

September 19, 2014 1:49 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Aside from doubts about smartphones being able to continue supporting wearables as new use cases and form factors keep emerging, Garver saw limited value in a smartwatch simply tethering to smartphone and recreating its functions on the wrist.

Qualcomm Releases AR SDK for Gear VR, Epson, BDG

September 18, 2014 5:42 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO – Qualcomm released an SDK for its Vuforia augmented reality (AR) platform. The Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear is designed specifically to work with Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR, the Epson Moverio BT-200, and the ODG R-7.

Facebook Using LTE Broadcast to Streamline App Updates

September 18, 2014 3:14 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Jay Parikh, vice president of infrastructure at Facebook, said that in terms of helping support the frequent updates to Facebook’s mobile platform, Parikh saw LTE Broadcast as uniquely equipped to handle the massive amounts of data transmission that goes along with that process.

Qualcomm Outs General Availability of LTE Broadcast SDK

September 18, 2014 3:06 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

During his keynote at Qualcomm’s annual Uplinq developer conference, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said network operators are using the LTE Broadcast SDK in combination with Qualcomm’s middleware in order to build applications. He added that 30-plus developers are working with the SDK today.


AT&T's Stankey Pans Passpoint Technology for Residential Environments

August 13, 2014 12:46 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Stankey said that the experience of using the technology, which is called Passpoint and is being developed by Qulacomm, wouldn't be up to AT&T's standards if it was deployed to improve capacity in a residential area. He said that customers walking between houses in a neighborhood would plagued by intermittent connectivity and interference due to the complexities of Wi-Fi. 

Timex, AT&T Partner on Smartwatch That Doesn’t Need a Phone

August 6, 2014 11:17 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Timex today announced the Ironman One GPS+, a smartwatch that connects directly to AT&T’s HSPA network without any help from a phone. Priced at $400, the One GPS+ comes with one free year of AT&T connectivity for customers in the U.S. and Canada. An AT&T spokesman said the carrier is not yet announcing pricing for service after the free year is up.

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, T-Mobile, Opera Mediaworks, Ericsson

July 30, 2014 11:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies has completed its acquisition of EmpoweredU, developer of a mobile-centric cloud-based learning environment that is both device and operating system agnostic. 

Report: China Concludes Qualcomm Is A Monopoly

July 25, 2014 9:14 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China is the world's biggest manufacturer of mobile phones and other wireless devices. The communist government has complained about the high cost of licenses for foreign technology. It has tried to reduce dependence on foreign know-how by investing billions of dollars to develop its own phone, encryption and other technology.

Microsoft Sides with Qualcomm-backed AllSeen IoT Alliance

July 2, 2014 10:27 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, a Qualcomm-backed Internet of Things consortium. The software giant’s membership makes it a total of 51 companies in the group, including big names in electronics like LG, Sharp and Panasonic. AllSeen are working on a universal IoT standard based on Qualcomm’s AllJoyn open source code.

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Ventev, D-Link, SanDisk

June 19, 2014 10:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, today introduced three new TerraWave LTE-band Mobile Antennas that ensure cellular connectivity even in remote locations. These mobile antennas support 3G/LTE, SCADA, wireless backhaul and broadband communications for applications such as asset tracking/RFID and remote monitoring (M2M), fleet management and public safety. 

Qualcomm’s New Small Cell SoC to Address Capacity Demands

June 11, 2014 10:30 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FSM90xx uses the same LTE functionality from the FSM99xx, its larger cousin announced last year and currently available. The new SoC is based on 28nm technology in order to drive down power consumption and total cost. The FSM99xx are expected to begin sampling during the second half of 2014.

FirstNews Briefs: NTT, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, mopay, Ruckus, Qualcomm

May 5, 2014 10:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

NTT, Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu are to make a proof-of-concept demonstration of the Virtual Network Platform-as-a –service (VNPaaS) technology to the ETSI NFV ISG body in Japan. The demonstration, one of the outcomes from the collaborative study on NFV application, will be presented at the Bankoku Shinryokan Resort MICE Facility in Okinawa on May 14, 2014.

Qualcomm Misses with $1.9B Profit, Stock Dives 4%

April 23, 2014 4:50 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Qualcomm's fiscal second-quarter profits were up 5 percent annually to $1.9 billion, and the chip maker raised its non-GAPP earnings per share (EPS) guidance for the fiscal year on global growth in 3G and 4G smartphones. Still, that wasn't enough for Wall Street, as the company missed expectations, sending shares down over 4 percent in after-market trading to $77.45. 

Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon 810, 808 Chipsets, Available Early 2015

April 7, 2014 10:21 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Qualcomm today announced the next in its Snapdragon lineage of chipsets, the 810 and 808. The new 64-bit LTE chipsets will begin sampling this quarter and are expected to see commercial release in early 2015. Both the 810 and 808 are Cat 6 LTE and support carrier aggregation up to 60 MHz (3 x 20 MHz), with Qualcomm promising speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

Sprint, Qualcomm Test Small Cell Network at NASCAR Track

March 5, 2014 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint and Qualcomm over the weekend tested demonstrated the second phase of an over-the-air trial of an LTE TDD hyper-dense small cell network at the Phoenix International Raceway. The companies said the race was an ideal venue to test the technology, as the March Phoenix race hosts a large crowd. Small cells are favored among carrier network planners as a way to increase capacity in dense areas that see a lot of traffic. 

FirstNews Briefs: Anritsu, StickNFind, Samsung, Verizon

March 5, 2014 9:44 am | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's data management platform throughout its network, helping to support the carrier's LTE expansion. The Alcatel-Lucent Subscriber Data Manager (SDM), part of the company's IMS Subsystem portfolio of technologies, will help support the expansion of Verizon's LTE services by centralizing multiple application databases. 

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