Qualcomm is ready to fight Apple to take the place of Intel in ARM-based laptop chipsets. The company executives claim that with the help of ex-Apple engineers, it will be able to develop a chipset that is able to “compete with” Apple M1.
Qualcomm is one of the most significant players when it comes to 5G. Today the company has announced an upgraded version of the Snapdragon X65 modem. The latest 5G modem is more efficient and supports wider mmWave carriers, an essential requirement for 5G mmWave rollout in China.
The relationship between Apple and Qualcomm has become “much more natural” following the settlement of all legal disputes between the two companies. This was revealed by Qualcomm’s CEO Steve Mollenkopf in an interview with Bloomberg.
Qualcomm was expected to unveil the new 5G modem at MWC. As we already know MWC was scrapped due to coronavirus. Qualcomm has finally shared the news that it is testing X60 5G modem which is capable of handling download speeds of up to 7.5Gbps.
Qualcomm Launches Bigger, Better Ultrasonic In-Screen Fingerprint Reader Which Apple Could Use in iPhone 12
At the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm introduced its second-generation 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. The new scanner is not only bigger but also more secure in nature.
Qualcomm’s Analyst Day is interesting as it gives us a sneak peek at all the latest technology. In the latest edition of Analyst Day, the chipmaker says that it expects 450 million 5G smartphones to be shipped by 2021. In 2022, Qualcomm expects another 750 million devices to join the 5G bandwagon.
Last month, Qualcomm lost the antitrust ruling against it by the FTC in the court. The chip maker went ahead and appealed the ruling. In that ongoing case, the FTC has objected to a move by Qualcomm in which it is trying to show some internal Apple documents without context as evidence in the court.
The FTC has won its antitrust case against Qualcomm in the Northern District of California. The loss is a significant blow to Qualcomm which managed to win back Apple as a customer just last month and signed a six-year licensing agreement with it.
One of the biggest pieces of news about Apple this year was the settlement with Qualcomm. The two companies have agreed to stop litigation, and will be working together in the future. As far as Apple CEO Tim Cook is concerned, this is good news.