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Google's Moto X tops LTE network connectivity test

Google's Motorola Mobile division scored a win as its Moto X smartphone impressively outperformed devices from Samsung, LG and HTC in tests of network connectivity undertaken by Signals Research Group.

Qualcomm leads Fon funding round, will integrate Fon into Atheros chipsets

Marking its importance as a strategic investor and development partner for crowdsourced Wi-Fi service provider Fon, Qualcomm led the latest Madrid-based firm's latest fundraising round, which attracted $14 million total.

Qualcomm, Google and Apple achieve patent milestones

Qualcomm shifted into the list of top 10 U.S. patent awardees during 2013, while Google and Apple  both jumped into the top 20, according to IFI Claims Patent Services.

Eta Devices rolls out power-saving base station technology

Eta Devices, a spinout from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has commercialized a power amplifier for base stations that uses envelope tracking technology to adjust voltage as needed and reduce overall power needs. The company is also developing a complementary chip for smartphones.

Wearables make a splash at CES 2014, but might not be ready for mass appeal

LAS VEGAS--Wearable computers were seemingly everywhere at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, popping up in keynotes and at booths, in the form of watches, earbuds, bracelets bands and others. However, according to analysts and executives, many of them are not quite ready for prime time in terms of function and style.

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. 

Qualcomm's next CEO drops glitz for substance during first major Q&A

LAS VEGAS--In some of his first public comments since agreeing to become Qualcomm's next CEO, Steve Mollenkopf offered a largely upbeat and positive outlook on the chip vendor's business and prospects. Specifically, Mollenkopf said Qualcomm plans to expand its businesses in tablets, connected cars and in China, and hinted the company is hoping to release multiple market-changing technologies in the years ahead.

Google launches Open Automotive Alliance to push Android into connected cars

LAS VEGAS--Google, as had been rumored, launched a new partnership with a number of automakers to bring its Android mobile operating systems into connected cars. The alliance, announced as the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is getting under way here, also serves as a counterbalance to a similar effort Apple launched to bring its iOS platform to car dashboards.

TeraDeep hopes to see Apple, Qualcomm, others use its artificial intelligence technology

Purdue University researchers are developing a neural-networking chip whose underlying artificial intelligence technology could be used by leading manufacturers to add image-recognition capabilities to mobile devices.