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Qualcomm faces possible SEC actions over alleged Chinese bribery

Qualcomm continued to chug along in the first quarter, posting gains in revenue and profit, but the company could face significant challenges in China, one of its growth markets, as consumers wait to buy smartphones equipped with faster TD-LTE technology.

Intel's mobile group lost $929M in Q1 on revenue of just $156M

Intel reported overall first-quarter results that slightly beat analysts' expectation, but the company also laid bare its current financial weakness in the mobile market. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and other executives said the company has a solid roadmap and path to profitability, but that it will take time to make money from chips it puts into smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Report: LTE Advanced, 64-bit chips to boost smartphone processor market to $30B in 2018

The advent of LTE Advanced networks and the further introduction of 64-bit chips and semiconductor process technology improvements are all expected to drive the global smartphone applications processor market to $30 billion in revenue in 2018, according to a new forecast from research firm Strategy Analytics.

Qualcomm makes a statement with 64-bit, octa-core chip

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm made sure the industry knows it is still a force to contend with as it unveiled the Snapdragon 615, which it dubbed the world's first 64-bit, octo-core chip with integrated five-mode global LTE. 

Report: Qualcomm, Apple battled for top spots in smartphone, tablet chips in 2013

Qualcomm and Apple competed fiercely for the top spots among chipset makers for smartphones and tablets in 2013, according to new reports from research firm Strategy Analytics. However, Qualcomm maintained its strong lead among baseband chip suppliers thanks to its dominant position in the LTE market, the research firm found.

MediaTek combines LTE modem with latest octa-core chip, aims for low-end smartphone market

Chipset vendor MediaTek is aiming to bring LTE to smartphones that cost less than $200 on an unsubsidized basis, using a new chip it hopes will finally let it crack more into Western markets.

Ericsson, NSN maintain Asia-Pacific progress with LTE tests

Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) continue to make headway in the Asia-Pacific region after the equipment manufacturers completed tests of advanced LTE services for Telstra and China Mobile respectively.

Intel, MediaTek, Broadcom and Nvidia try to catch up to Qualcomm in LTE

LAS VEGAS--Qualcomm remains the market leader by far in the cellular baseband market, and in LTE chips in particular. However, its chipset rivals made clear this week at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show that they are intent on using 2014 to close the gap on Qualcomm when it comes to LTE.

Qualcomm, Ericsson and AT&T execs tout wearables, neuromorphic computing and more

LAS VEGAS--Where will all the innovation in mobile take us next? According to top executives from Ericsson, Qualcomm and AT&T, the future of mobile will be dominated by wearable wireless devices and neuromorphic computers that mimic the human brain. 

Intel CEO Krzanich unveils a host of wearables

LAS VEGAS--Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off numerous wearable computing devices during his keynote Monday night here at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The goal was to showcase that even though Intel may have missed the shift toward smartphones and tablets, it is doing a lot to catch up in what may be the next wave of computing.