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Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act into law

'A once-in-a-generation investment in America itself,' he said President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act into law. The bipartisan bill, approved by Congress in late July, will channel $52.7 billion into American semiconductor manufacturing and research efforts and pumps...

Sweeping semiconductor bill passes the US Senate

The CHIPS Act proposes $59 billion of funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research in the U.S The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the CHIPS bill, or the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act, which aims to estabish a competitive edge over China...

Qualcomm says its Snapdragon W5+ and W5 ‘change the game’ for wearables

Qualcomm exec: 'We changed everything about our wearable chipsets' Last week, Qualcomm unveiled the latest additions to its suite of wearable platforms, Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon W5 Gen 1. As Pankaj Kedia, senior director and global head for Qualcomm’s smart wearables and shareables...

Strong Qualcomm Q3 marked by long-term deal with Samsung

Qualcomm and Samsung extend patent licensing agreement through 2030 Qualcomm revenues are up across the company’s handset, RF front-end, IoT and automotive businesses based on Q3 earnings released this week as the firm executives on its strategy expand total addressable market to $700 billion in...

Intel gains chip foundry credibility with MediaTek deal

Intel established its foundry business unit in March 2021 Intel’s nascent foundry business — Intel Foundry Services (IFS) — has taken a huge leap forward with a deal to produce chips for fabless semiconductor supplier MediaTek for a range of smart edge devices. The announcement...

Despite shortage, chipset revenues grew 23% in Q1 2022: Report

TSMC captured nearly 70% share of the global chipset market share, according to Counterpoint According Counterpoint’s latest Foundry and Chipset Tracker, several factors contributed to a decline of 5% YoY in Q1 2022 in the global smartphone chipset (SoC/AP+Baseband) shipments, including weaker demand in China...

Qualcomm reveals new Wi-Fi RFFE modules for devices ‘across all key categories’

The new modules also feature enhanced 5G/Wi-Fi coexistence capabilities Qualcomm has announced its third-generation of Wi-Fi Front End Modules (FEM), which are integrated RF components that help amplify and route signals between the Wi-Fi System on Chip (SoC) and the antenna. The latest generation...

Supply chain issues & the chip shortage: How dealers can navigate a changing landscape (Reader Forum)

The global microchip shortage has had a serious impact on the automotive industry over the last two years, and the pandemic's effect on supply chains have turned the scarcity of inventory into a bigger challenge than many expected. While there’s no definite timeline, analysts...

Qualcomm CEO at WEF: Everything needs connectivity, electricity

Cristiano Amon calls out Qualcomm belief that AR glasses “have the potential to be the next computing platform” Qualcomm is and has been on a mission to leverage its core expertise in technologies that power mobile handsets to grow market share in spaces like computing,...

Motorola and GlobalFoundries agreement safeguards chip supply for public safety radios

GlobalFoundries manufactures silicon-germanium chips for Motorola’s public safety, professional and commercial radios To safeguard the supply of chip solutions needed for its radios, Motorola Solutions has entered a long-term agreement with GlobalFoundries (GF), which manufactures silicon-germanium (SiGe) chips for Motorola’s public safety, professional and commercial...

Qualcomm in Q2: Double-digit growth in handsets, automotive, RFFE, IoT

CEO: Plan to grow market to $700 billion "remains on track, and I'm very excited for the future of Qualcomm" Last year Qualcomm laid out a plan to leverage its core expertise well beyond the handset market it's best known for to grow share...

Huawei diversifies porfolio, hikes R&D spending amid global challenges

Huawei is diversifying its portfolio as well as increasing R&D spending and focusing on operational efficiency, given the growing challenges faced by the vendor this year, which are even higher compared to 2021, rotating chairman Ken Hu said in his keynote presentation at the...

Qualcomm appoints Jim Cathey as chief commercial officer

Qualcomm announced the appointment of Jim Cathey as the new chief commercial officer of Qualcomm Technologies. Cathey takes the role effectively immediately, and will report directly to Qualcomm President and CEO Cristiano Amon. Cathey has been with Qualcomm since 2006, most recently in the role...

What is further enhanced MIMO (FeMIMO)?

Qualcomm noted that further enhanced massive MIMO was one of the key areas of improvement in Rel-17 According to a report by Ericsson, Rel-17 MIMO enhancements address four areas: Beam management; multiple transmission and reception points (mTRP) for ultra-reliable, low-latency communication (URLLC); mTRP for enhanced...

Intel commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Intel aims to achieve 100% renewable electricity use across its global operations Intel Corporation announced plans to further reduce its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions and develop more sustainable technology solutions. In a release, the chip maker said it expects to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas...

Broadcom tells ‘the ecosystem story’ of Wi-Fi 7 with chipset launch

According to Broadcom, you can't put the Wi-Fi cart before the Wi-Fi horse Broadcom has further solidified its early-mover status with its announcement of the sample availability of a complete end-to-end chipset offering for the Wi-Fi 7 ecosystem. Spanning routers, residential gateways, enterprise access points...

Spain to invest $12.4 billion in semiconductors

An ongoing global semiconductor shortage, caused initially by the COVID-19 pandemic and made more pressing by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has gripped the world On Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez revealed that Spain plans to invest 11 billion euros ($12.4 billion) to develop microchips...

Qualcomm acquires Arriver to bolster its ‘digital chassis’ concept 

The “digital chassis” redefines the vehicle base framework to include digital components based on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors Qualcomm has completed its acquisition of Arriver from SSW Partners, giving the chipmaker access to the software company’s Driver Assistance assets. Automotive has been a huge growth story...

Qualcomm: One technology roadmap, countless opportunities for innovation

The connected intelligent edge is growth opportunity connectivity, processing, AI and more First detailed last year at a capital markets event and impactfully contextualized at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm is moving fast on its strategy of expanding addressable market 7-fold to...

Qualcomm sees ‘one technology roadmap’ as proof that its R&D engine scales

Last year Qualcomm rolled out its vision of leveraging a unified technology roadmap to grow its end market well beyond smartphones and grow addressable market 7-fold over the next decade to $700 billion. Now the company is rapidly executing on that plan with across...

Qualcomm is positioned as your ticket to the metaverse

5G, Wi-Fi, and connected intelligent edge are key enablers of the metaverse As the possibilities of the metaverse for consumers and enterprises takes shape, the spotlight is on ensuring foundational technology pieces are in place. With core expertise ranging from connectivity and compute to graphics...

Advanced Massive MIMO technologies usher in new wide-area 5G capabilities

Sub-band full-duplex, Giga MIMO, sub-THz and the march to the Terabit-per-second era At its campus in Southern California, Qualcomm Technologies’ R&D team demonstrated how advanced Massive MIMO technologies like sub-band full-duplex (SBFD) and Giga-MIMO will continue to drive wide-area 5G adoption, help operators make the...

Qualcomm updates 5G FWA platforms as operators signal ramping investment

AT&T, T-Mobile US, Verizon all expanding 5G FWA to capture consumer and enterprise businesses Last week during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm announced an update to its 5G Fixed Wireless Access Platforms to include support for Standalone 5G using mmWave frequencies, introduction of its...

Fastweb, Qualcomm collaborate on 5G SA mmWave FWA in Italy

Qualcomm said the platform will feature Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G Modem-RF Systems for Fixed Wireless Access Italian telco Fastweb and Qualcomm Technologies announced plans to commercialize 5G Standalone (SA) millimeter wave (mmWave) on Qualcomm's 5G Fixed Wireless Access Platform Gen 2. In a statement,...

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