Qualcomm is pressing ahead with new chipset offerings in the Internet of Things space, and it is arguing that it has already generated significant business from IoT devices.
Although the technology has been discussed for years, those in the industry believe that 2015 will be the year that wireless charging technologies for smartphones catch fire. According to analysts, this movement is being driven by companies like IKEA, Starbucks and--most importantly--Samsung. Click here for the full report.
Next week Samsung Electronics plans to unveil a new chipset platform called Artik to power devices in the Internet of Things, according to a CNET report. The report, citing unnamed sources, said that the silicon platform was developed at Samsung's Menlo Park, Calif.-based Strategy and Innovation Center. That group is focused on developing new technology, partnerships and investments in hardware.
Smartphones keep getting bigger and bigger smartphones are delivering big sales, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Samsung Electronics boosted profitability in its mobile business in the first quarter to its highest level in three quarters and promised stronger sales ahead thanks to the global rollout of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung also regained its crown as the world's largest smartphone maker by volume in the first quarter.
Apple enjoyed a brief spike in its share price, as enthusiasm for the company's earnings in the first calendar quarter (Apple's fiscal second quarter) was muted by concerns its iPhone sales may have peaked.
Samsung overtook Apple to again become the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume, capturing a 24 per cent market share in the first quarter of 2015 according to Strategy Analytics.
LG Electronics unveiled the G4, its latest flagship phone, and is focusing on both high-end specifications and a refined fashion sense to set itself apart in the crowded premium smartphone market. The G4, like its predecessor the G3, will go head-to-head with flagship phones from Samsung Electronics, Apple, HTC and others.
Qualcomm reported falling earnings in the first quarter, and reduced its 2015 financial outlook from its previous expectations. The company also warned it expects Samsung to continue to move away from Qualcomm chips in future phones--exacerbating a trend Samsung started with its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S6, which dropped Qualcomm chips in favor of Samsung's own silicon.
Qualcomm will go with Samsung Electronics as its partner to manufacture its next-generation Snapdragon 820 chipset, according to a Re/code report, potentially dealing another blow to silicon fabricator Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.