Nokia to Outsource Some of Its IT Management
Nokia today announced yet another organizational change, this time regarding its IT infrastructure. The company plans to transfer some IT management activities, including more than 820 employees, to business partners HCL Technologies and TATA Consultancy Services. The company also plans to reduce its global IT footprint by about 300 employees. The majority of the 1100 employees affected are based in Finland. According to Nokia, this wil increase operational efficiency and reduce operating costs within the company. The company has shed thousands of workers and business units over the last few years as it transitions from Symbian to Windows Phone.
Nokia Pins Smartphone Comeback on HMD Global
Dec 1, 2016
Nokia today said it plans to return to the smartphone business during the first half of 2017 through its partnership with HMD Global. HMD Global recently completed a series of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited, and Microsoft that will allow it to make phones bearing the Nokia brand.
Qualcomm Fully Reveals the Snapdragon 820
Nov 10, 2015
Qualcomm today unveiled the Snapdragon 820 processor, a top-of-the-line chip bound for flagship handsets and tablets. The 820 features a Qualcomm-designed, 64-bit quad-core Kryo processor.
Qualcomm Brings Machine Learning to Snapdragon 820
May 2, 2016
Smartphones powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor are about to get a boost in intelligence. Qualcomm today introduced the Neural Processing Engine SDK for Snapdragon 820, which will allow smartphone makers to add their own machine learning programs to devices with the 820 aboard.
Imagination to Divest Biz Units In Wake of Losing iPhone Contract
May 5, 2017
Imagination Technologies said it plans to sell two of its business units and strengthen its balance sheet before its years-old partnership with Apple expires. Earlier this year Apple told Imagination Technologies that it will no longer need the company's GPUs for the iPhone in 15 to 24 months time.
AT&T Throwing 5G Tech at the Wall to See What Sticks
Jan 31, 2017
AT&T today said it plans to test a wide variety of potential 5G technologies throughout the year as it evolves from 4G LTE to next-generation mobile broadband. For example, the company intends to kick off field trials of AirGig later this year.