Qualcomm Makes Buys To Add Wi-Fi, Bluetooth To Mobile Chips
Dec 4, 2006, 5:24 PM by (staff)
Qualcomm today announced the purchase of two different companies and their intellectual property. The CDMA giant will buy the staff and intellectual property of RF Micro Devices' Bluetooth division in order to integrate advanced Bluetooth features into its phone chips. The company also announced the purchase of Airgo, a maker of Wi-Fi chipsets. Qualcomm will use this purchase to integrate 802.11 b/g and n into future phone chipsets as well as a new platform code named Snapdragon. It is likely Airgo's patents on multiple in, multiple out (MIMO) technology made the company even more attractive to Qualcomm, as that is integral to 802.11n as well as many flavors of WiMax.
Jan 5, 2017
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Aug 15, 2017
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
Jan 29, 2018
Nokia today announced new 5G chipsets that will triple the throughput of base stations while also drastically slashing power consumption. The ReefShark chipsets pair Nokia's antennas with artificial intelligence in order to push the performance of base stations.
May 22, 2019
ARM has stopped doing business with Huawei, potentially ending Huawei's mobile chip business. Essentially all current processors for mobile phones are based on ARM technology and intellectual property.
May 15, 2017
Intel and Samsung support the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust investigation against Qualcomm and have filed amicus briefs to air their own complaints. The FTC hit Qualcomm with legal action in January and suggested that the company's patent licensing practices may violate monopoly regulations.
How this affects us ??
Rock on Qualcomm & typorama in the post...
BTW - The post is choppy and difficult to read... I'm guessing it wasn't on purpose.