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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. 

Sony Mobile announces premium smart devices, brings 4K to smartphones

BARCELONA, Spain--Sony Mobile Communications announced updates to its flagship mobile products at Mobile World Congress, including new premium devices the Xperia Z2 smartphone and Xperia Z2 tablet.

Report: HTC to privately demo a smart watch at MWC

Smartphone maker HTC plans to privately demonstrate the first of its three planned wearable devices next week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

Verizon, Microsoft, Intel, AT&T execs make list of Rising Stars in Wireless

In today's spotlight, FierceWireless profiles several up-and-coming executives in the industry. Its 2014 "Rising Stars in Wireless" report includes executives from Verizon, AT&T, Microsoft, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Microsoft, Intel and Qualcomm.

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.

Alliance for Wireless Power, Power Matters Alliance team for wireless charging

Two of the three leading groups promoting wireless charging standards have agreed to work together, potentially hastening consolidation in the market and the move toward a single, unifying standard.

IHS: Tablet processor chip market to surge 23 per cent in 2014

Global shipments in 2014 of tablet processors will reach an estimated 299.7 million units, up 23 per cent from 243.1 million units last year, latest forecasts say.

Verizon talking to TV manufacturers about supporting LTE Multicast programming

In addition to developing new mobile devices capable of delivering live video using LTE Multicast technology, Verizon Wireless is talking to consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers about integrating LTE Multicast with connected TV devices, a top Verizon executive said Wednesday.

Qualcomm buys 2,400 mobile patents from HP

Qualcomm purchased a trove of mobile-related patents from Hewlett-Packard and its Palm subsidiary to bulk up its mobile patent portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.