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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's 'dramatically undervalued' takeover

Broadcom has announced it has rejected the $105 billion takeover bid proposed by rival Broadcom earlier this month. What would have been the biggest tech deal in history was described by Qualcomm as a "dramatic" undervaluation of its business.

Broadcom and Qualcomm could merge in biggest tech deal in history

Chipmaker Broadcom has announced a proposal to purchase rival Qualcomm for approximately $130bn. Qualcomm is considering the offer but believes the sum undervalues the company. If it goes ahead, the deal would be the biggest ever in the tech industry.

Qualcomm's third quarter earnings and sales beat estimates

San Diego - US-based giant telecommunication equipment and chip maker Qualcomm has managed to beat analysts' revenue and earnings estimates in its fourth quarter, in spite of a year-long legal battle with Apple.

Next year's high-end smartphones might have AR as standard

Qualcomm has unveiled a next-generation smartphone image processing module that includes support for depth-sensing cameras. The development makes it likely that augmented reality will become a first-class feature in next year's Android phones.

Qualcomm's profits plunge as Apple patent battle begins to bite

Processor manufacturer Qualcomm, the largest producer of the ARM-based chips used in smartphones, has announced a dramatic decline in its profit forecast. The company is being hit hard by an ongoing patent dispute with Apple, one of its largest customers.

Qualcomm steps up legal battle with Apple, asks iPhone ban

Washington - Qualcomm on Thursday escalated its legal battle with Apple, filing a patent infringement lawsuit and requesting a ban on the importation of some iPhones, claiming unlawful and unfair use of the chipmaker's technology.

Qualcomm makes charging even faster with Quick Charge 4+

Qualcomm has announced Quick Charge 4+, the latest evolution of its widely used smartphone fast charging technology. The new version promises to be safer and slightly higher performing than its predecessor. It launched on its first device today.

Apple accused of intentionally slowing down Verizon's iPhone 7

Apple is deliberately throttling the iPhone 7's performance on Verizon's network so it matches the AT&T version, according to recent reports. The two versions of the handset have different modems inside, one of which is dramatically faster than the other.

Next year's phones will last five hours on five minutes charging

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off its upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor, the chip in many of next year's flagship smartphones. It comes with support for Quick Charge 4.0, a new version of the standard that offers five hours charge in five minutes.

Qualcomm unveils the first 5G modem, coming to phones in 2018

Smartphone chip manufacturer Qualcomm has announced the world's first 5G mobile modem. It offers transfer speeds far in excess of the current LTE standard, over 10 times faster than the best modems inside today's phones. Qualcomm aims for a 2018 launch.

Samsung to 'exclusively' build next-gen Snapdragon 830 processors

Samsung has signed a deal with Qualcomm to "exclusively" manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 830 processing chips for flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 830 is likely to be the dominant processor in high-end mobile devices next year.

Qualcomm unveils new processor to power summer's top phones

Qualcomm has unveiled an upgraded version of its popular Snapdragon 820 flagship mobile processor. The new chip will find a home in smartphones set to be launched over the next six months, iterating over the original and boosting performance.

Review: Charge your devices anywhere with Choetech's USB-C accessories

Charging accessories aren't the most exciting area of tech but increasingly they're more innovative and important. As smartphones slim down, battery life is sacrificed, leaving you low on power. Choetech's USB-C range helps you top up in record time.

Oppo's new charger can fully fuel a smartphone in just 15 minutes

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has unveiled a new system to fast charge a smartphone battery. It demonstrated the technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, fully charging a phone in 15 minutes.

Review: Tronsmart Titan – The most powerful USB charger available

The Tronsmart Titan is an attractive and powerful USB charger. As most new devices can charge over USB instead of via mains outlets, the Titan provides several Quick Charge ports to simultaneously charge a fleet of phones and tablets.

New Qualcomm chip makes 1Gbps LTE a reality, coming this year

Qualcomm has introduced three new mid-range mobile processors set to power smartphones released later in the year. The chips are its fastest yet in the segment but have been overshadowed by a new LTE modem with gigabit speeds.

Samsung to exclusively build the chip inside 2016's top phones

Samsung has reportedly scored an exclusive contract to manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 flagship mobile processor in a deal worth over $1 billion. Samsung already builds its own Exynos-branded processors as well as the chips in Apple's iPhone.

Intel has an 'army' of 1000 working on chips for Apple's iPhone 7

Apple is reportedly turning to Intel to help manufacture the processor for its next iPhone after controversy surrounding its dual-sourcing of the chips inside the iPhone 6S series. Intel is apparently very keen to replace Qualcomm for the next phone.

LG's V10 boasts two displays, two selfie-shooters, flagship power

LG today announced a new premium smartphone that includes several unique features designed to make it stand-out from the crowd. The long-rumoured all-metal device has two displays, two front-facing selfie cameras and flagship-level specs.

Next year's phones to charge to 80% after just 35 minutes

Mobile processor manufacturer Qualcomm has unveiled the next generation of its ultra-fast charging technology, revealing that next year's phones will be able to reach 80 percent capacity after just 35 minutes of external power.

Next-gen phones will defend against malware from the processor

Phone processor manufacturer Qualcomm has announced that it is building malware protection directly into the core of its Snapdragon 820 chip, destined for next year's flagship devices. It will use machine learning to intelligently protect a host device.

New powerful Xiaomi smartphone tipped for release next quarter

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is rumored to be gearing up to launch a new smartphone in the coming months that uses the same processor as the LG G4. The brand is still relatively unknown in Europe and the U.S. but has seen great success in China.

Qualcomm says Snapdragon 810 overheating claims are 'rubbish'

Qualcomm has hit back over claims that its Snapdragon 810 processor used in the year's flagship smartphones often overheats. There have been several reports of delayed phone launches because of the excessive heat, which Qualcomm calls "rubbish."

Sony unveils the Xperia Z4: Uncannily like the Xperia Z3

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4, its flagship Android smartphone for this year. It uses a design that is almost identical to its predecessor though with the only notable changes being some of the internals.

Five different Samsung Galaxy S6 versions shown off in photo

A new promotional image leaked online has suggested that there could be as many as five distinct versions of Samsung's next-generation flagship handset, the Galaxy S6, including one equipped with the wrap-around Edge display from the Galaxy Note Edge.

Virgin Galactic's bold plan to change face of high-speed Internet

Although high-speed Internet and telephone options are available to billions of people, there is still a large percentage of the population without this important technological benefit.

Specs for possible new flagship phone from LG leak

Credible specifications for what appears to be a new flagship phone from South Korean manufacturer LG have leaked online.

Qualcomm aims to triple Wi-Fi speed

New York - The Fortune 500 company is looking to sell new chips to router manufacturers that could increase wi-fi speeds up to three times as part of a new approach to wireless accessible devices.

Qualcomm's new CEO says smartphone innovation still strong

Steve Mollenkopf, the new chief executive of Qualcomm, said on Tuesday that the mobile chipmaker is developing technologies that will drive continued demand for smartphones even as others worry t...

Qualcomm raises share repurchase program by $5 billion

Qualcomm Inc <QCOM.O>, the world's biggest cellphone chip maker, raised its share repurchase authorization by $5 billion to $7.8 billion.
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