Qualcomm

Qualcomm this morning is taking the wraps off a pair of new SoCs for the mid-range and entry-level smartphone markets. Refreshing the company’s longstanding 600 and 400 series of chips, Qualcomm is announcing the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. Both SoCs are receiving similar spec bumps, incorporating newer and faster IP blocks from Qualcomm – such as Arm Cortex-A78 derived CPU cores – as well as moving to newer, more contemporary manufacturing processes. The Snapdragon 600/400 lineups were last updated in mid and early 2021 respectively, so as Qualcomm is already preparing for 2023, the time has finally come to update the bottom half of their product stack. Following Qualcomm’s broad cascading IP strategy, this generation of parts sees both SoC...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7 Gen 1: Bringing Armv9 To Premium Smartphones

Alongside the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, as part of Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon Night” event in China this evening, the company is also rolling out a brand-new SoC for the...

22 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2022

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Moving to TSMC for More Speed, Lower Power

As the dark of the night rolls into China this evening, Qualcomm is hosting a mobile-focused product launch event they’re calling “Snapdragon Night”. Headlining the event is the announcement...

53 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2022

Qualcomm Launches Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series for 10Gbps Access Points

The last few months have seen multiple vendors launch products in the Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) space. Mediatek demonstrated working 802.11be-compliant silicon under the Filogic lineup earlier this year. Concrete...

17 by Ganesh T S on 5/4/2022

Lenovo Announces The ThinkPad X13s Laptop, Powered By Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3

During the MWC 2022 trade show in Barcelona, Lenovo unveiled the first laptop powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip, the ThinkPad X13s. Using a passively-cooled design...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/1/2022

Netgear Launches WAX630E AX7800 Wi-Fi 6E Access Point for SMBs

Netgear has been building up a portfolio of software-defined networking (SDN) products over the last few years. The introduction of the cloud-based Insight management feature to their lineup of...

9 by Ganesh T S on 2/22/2022

AnandTech Interview with Miguel Nunes: VP for Windows and Chrome PCs, Qualcomm

During this time of supply crunch, there is more focus on ever on the PC and laptop markets – every little detail gets scrutinized depending on what models have...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/14/2022

Hands-On With The Huawei P50 Pro: The 2022 Flagship with a Snapdragon 888 Option

For those of us outside the US, Huawei has maintained its presence in a number of markets in which it has grown its sales over the last decade. Even...

74 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/9/2022

Interview with Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm SVP: Talking Snapdragon, Microsoft, Nuvia, and Discrete Graphics

Two driving forces are driving the current technology market: insatiable demand for hardware, and the supply chain shortages making it difficult to produce enough in quantity to fulfil every...

82 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/31/2022

Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 3 for Notebooks, Nuvia Core in 2022/2023

There are many column inches detailing Qualcomm’s design wins and marketing strategy, however to paint it all with a broad brush, it has often boiled down to ‘where can...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/22/2021

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Performance Preview: Sizing Up Cortex-X2

At the recent Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, the company announced its new flagship smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Replacing the Snapdragon 888, this new chip is set...

170 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/14/2021

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit: Day 2 Keynote on ACPC and Gaming

We're here on Day 2 of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, ready for a keynote on the next generation of Always Connected PCs (ACPCs) and non-Smartphone gaming. We've got...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/1/2021

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit: Day 1 Keynote Live Blog

Qualcomm is starting its yearly Snapdragon Tech Summit. We're here to watch CEO Cristiano Amon with the latest updates to the smartphone side of the business.

0 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/30/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Flagship SoC for 2022 Devices

At this year’s Tech Summit from Hawaii, it’s time again for Qualcomm to unveil and detail the company’s most important launch of the year, and to showcase the newest...

220 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/30/2021

Qualcomm x Nuvia: Silicon Sampling in Late 2022, Products in 2023

One of the more curious acquisitions in the last couple of years has been that of Nuvia by Qualcomm. Nuvia was a Silicon Valley start-up founded by the key...

51 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/18/2021

Netgear Updates Orbi Lineup with RBKE960 Wi-Fi 6E Quad-Band Mesh System

Mesh networking kits / Wi-Fi systems have become quite popular over the last few years. Despite competition from startups such as eero (now part of Amazon) and Plume (with...

17 by Ganesh T S on 10/12/2021

Hands On With the Honor 50: One Vlog to Rule Them All

Prior to the Huawei/Honor split, I had my hands on almost every model or flagship that Honor made. The co-design with Huawei, along with a good high-middle market for...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/22/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: Machine Learning (Esperanto, Enflame, Qualcomm)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

0 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/24/2021

The "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders" vs ROG5 Preview: Branded vs Original

Today we’re reviewing a rather unusual device, the new ASUS “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders”. The device had been first announced a month ago by Qualcomm and ASUS, and represents...

44 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/16/2021

Intel’s First High-Profile IFS Fab Customer: Qualcomm Jumps on Board For 20A Process

Alongside Intel’s sizable announcement today regarding their manufacturing roadmap over the next half-decade, the company is also announcing their first major customer for their third-party foundry service, IFS. And...

59 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2021

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