Intel linked to potential acquisition of Qualcomm’s chipset business

If Qualcomm chose to break in two then Intel would be the leading candidate to acquire its chip business, which is valued at between $30 billion and $40 billion, according to Reuters. Qualcomm this week unveiled a strategic rethink which …

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Qualcomm confirms restructure plan as Q3 profit drops

Qualcomm confirmed the implementation of a “Strategic Realignment Plan”, which Steve Mollenkopf, its CEO, said represent “fundamental changes” for the company. This includes “aggressively right-sizing” the company, with the removal of $1.4 billion in spending, including a $300 million reduction …

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NTT Docomo partners with five more vendors on 5G

NTT Docomo is partnering with five vendors,  including Intel and Qualcomm, to collaborate on trials and technological development around 5G, which it wants to introduce commercially in 2020. Separately, the Japanese operator is partnering on 5G with Nokia Networks for …

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Qualcomm may break up, prepares to lay off thousands of employees — reports

Qualcomm is set to conduct a strategic review which could see the chipmaker broken up, and is separately considering wide-ranging redundancies, as it releases its quarterly results tomorrow (22 July). According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, the review …

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EC opens Qualcomm antitrust probe

The European Commission opened two formal antitrust investigations into possible “abusive behaviour” by US chipmaker Qualcomm. The first case concerns EU rules which prohibit the abuse of a dominant position by offering financial incentives to customers on condition that they …

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Samsung set for plus-sized S6 launch

Samsung is reportedly set to launch a version of its Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone with a larger screen and Qualcomm processor. According to website SamMobile, the device will feature either a 5.4-inch or 5.7-inch display with curved edges on both …

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Bharti takes minority stake in satellite firm OneWeb

Bharti Enterprises is among a group of international investors that have acquired minority stakes in satellite firm OneWeb, which has raised $500 million in Series A funding. The investors also include Airbus Group, Qualcomm, Hughes Network Systems, Intelsat, Coca-Cola, Virgin …

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Huawei, Qualcomm team up with China chipmaker to form JV

Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei, US chipmaker Qualcomm and Belgium’s microelectronics R&D centre imec have teamed up with China’s largest semiconductor foundry to establish a joint-venture company. The new venture – SMIC Advanced Technology Research & Development (Shanghai) Corp – …

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Asia Briefs: Korean operators to launch interconnected VoLTE, Qualcomm leads $6M investment in MangoPlate & more

Korean operators to launch interconnected VoLTE South Korea’s mobile operators – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – announced they will introduce the world’s first commercial interconnected VoLTE service this month. The service, officially unveiled by Minister Yang Hee Choi …

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