Qualcomm reported typically strong quarterly earnings but its long-term outlook for the year spooked some analysts and investors as worries fly that the chipset giant could be facing lower royalty payments and tougher competition in Asia.
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Quantance raised $12 million in Series D funding in preparation for volume production and further research and development of its power-boosting, battery-saving chip solution for LTE devices.
Nvidia said its mobile business will remain flat this year, partially due to a slight delay in the release of its LTE-capable Tegra 4 chip.
In yet another example highlighting the growing importance of mobile broadband technology to the success of major sporting events, Qualcomm and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM)--the company handling interactive media and Internet company for Major League Baseball--signed a multi-year agreement aimed at solving connectivity challenges in certain ballparks. In addition, Qualcomm is now an official technology partner of MLBAM.
Google's second-generation Nexus 7 tablet will reportedly arrive around July and will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, apparently chosen in part for its ability to tightly integrate with the chipmaker's 3G/LTE baseband modem.
It's no secret that mobile video is one of the most popular uses for mobile broadband networks. Yet there is one huge drawback to customers' insatiable desire to view video on their mobile devices: Most of the content is provided by over-the-top players and delivered via unicast channels, which sucks up precious bandwidth on mobile networks and does not allow operators to monetize the service beyond charging for the amount of data consumed. Enter LTE Broadcast, billed as the answer to at least some of mobile operators' video delivery challenges.
It's starting to look as though LTE Broadcast, based on evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) technology, actually will take off within the next 12 months.
Intel and Apple have discussed the possibility of Apple moving its chip production efforts from Samsung Electronics--a direct rival to Apple in smartphones--to Intel, which Apple currently uses for its desktop and laptop computers. According to a detailed Reuters report that cited unnamed sources, Apple and Intel have discussed the switch during the past year but no agreement has been reached.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is in discussions with multiple home appliance makers about its AllJoyn wireless proximal networking software project, and hopes by mid-year to announce partners, according to a Qualcomm executive.