Analysis, Auto, Breaking, Business

72% of All Cars to be Connected by 2021?

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It is estimated that in 2015 over 88 million new cars were bought. Almost 53 million came out of just six manufacturers:  Toyota, Volkswagen Group, General Motors, Renault-Nissan, Hyundai and Ford. If you add five million from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), that’s almost 60 million vehicles. It is of no surprise that traditional PC and mobile names such as NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Intel all see the automotive industry as a key battlefield. Tens of millions of processors promise advanced telemetry, self-driving or automated driving capabilities, new level of infotainment, and ‘always online’ vehicles. In a research document called Automotive Safety and Autonomous Driving Service,  ABI Research put out a

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Augmented Reality (AR), Business, Hardware, News, startups, Virtual Reality (VR), Wearables

MagicLeap’s Augmented Reality Vision Receives Record Funding

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In the world of startups, holy goal for any start-up entrepreneur is to have his idea being considered a unicorn. There are also RABBITs (Real Actual Business Building Interesting Tech), and it seems to us that 2016 will see the unlikely battle of how many unicorns can become rabbits. To bring any idea to the market is a very difficult process, regardless of how much money you have. However, in the case of MagicLeap, Inc. – you can see that their idea is building steam worth billions of dollars. Following a $542 million ‘Series B’ round which was lead by Google (Series B funding: Andreessen

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CPU, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, Qualcomm, Samsung, Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S7 to Feature Gen2 14nm Exynos 8890, 5.1″ Display

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As Mobile World Congress draws near, more information is coming out about all the new phones from key players in the industry. One such hotly expected family of smartphones will be 7th generation of Galaxy phones, more commonly known as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Samsung Galaxy S7, codenamed SM-G930F (the international version of S7) is expected to use a ‘Exynos 8890 version 7.0’ processor. From the information we managed to obtain, it will use Gen2 14nm FinFET process, designed and manufactured in Austin, TX. Given that 14nm is starting to look like a long node for Intel as well, as we reported yesterday

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Amazon, Apple, Breaking, Business, Exclusive, Google, Microsoft, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, Smartphones, Tablets

Microsoft to Offer Data Plans, Mobile Service

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MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator is becoming a thing of fashion among IT giants, and could start to slowly squeeze conventional telecom operators, especially among the early adopters. Among the traditional IT names, IBM was the first that ran its own MVNO that was accessible to non-employees (back in 1990s, you could subscribe to IBM’s modem service and use it globally), but that was not widely adopted until Amazon launched its Kindle tablet, which used Qualcomm’s MVNO, and later replaced it with an in-house, SIM-free architecture for Kindle devices more known as the Whispernet. As Google seeked a path to grow, the company decided to become a fully fledged

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AMD, Breaking, Enterprise, Hardware, News, VR World

AMD finally Launches K12, ARM-based Opteron

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AMD’s path to this moment was a difficult one. The company spent $334 million to acquire SeaMicro, an investment which was latter written off completely, and ultimately lead to shutting down the micro-server division. At the same time, 2012 saw the announcement of ARM-based Opteron and its arrival on the product roadmap (and a continuous push back), with ARM-based AMD product being available only as a single processor, 1U half-rack development kit from a third party vendor. This changes today, with the introduction of AMD Opteron A1100 Series processors, based on a silicon codenamed ‘Seattle’ – which may or may not have to do anything with two major customers from that area. In order to bring

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Cloud Computing, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), Mellanox Technologies, Qualcomm, VR World

Qualcomm and Mellanox Work Together In Upgrading Server And Storage Platforms

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Two great companies in the field, namely Qualcomm and Mellanox Technologies, announced a multi-phase technology collaboration that brings Qualcomm’s server technology ecosystem one step closer to commercialization. This corroboration will allow Mellanox and Qualcomm Technologies to offer the Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions that will work together with the ARM instruction set based server CPUs, to be fully optimized for scalable server and storage infrastructures. Mellanox’s product leadership with 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gigabit per-second Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect technology provides solutions for the most efficient hyperscale deployments including Web 2.0, cloud, big data, database and storage applications. When paired with Qualcomm Technologies’

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Analysis, Internet, Space and Science

Airbus Heats the Space Race, to Build 900 Satellites

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While most people think of Airbus and Boeing as airplane manufacturers, the truth is that both Airbus S.A.S. and The Boeing Company, Inc. are conglomerates that manufacture many more products than ‘just planes’. However, the size of those companies enables synergy (but also can slow down the innovation) and use experience from one project to another. According to industry data, Airbus Defence and Space is world’s second largest aerospace company. After going through restructuring process, the company started to adopt procedures from Airbus commercial planes, but also procedures made famous by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, known as SpaceX. By bringing manufacturing techniques from the airplane production line, Airbus

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Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

MediaTek Launches Helio X20 10-Core SoC

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Get ready for 10-core CPUs.

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Analysis, Android, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, China, Global Politics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs

Will Xiaomi’s Disruptive Force Move Around The World?

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Xiaomi has taken the market by storm and forced the hand of major phone manufacturers. But it won’t become a global force anytime soon.

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Apple, Companies, VR World

Qualcomm to Use Samsung’s Fabs For Next Flagship Chip

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TSMC is out and Samsung is in for the next chip from Qualcomm.

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Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Rockchip’s RK3288 Powers Sub-$150 Chromebooks and Chrome Stick

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Super cheap chips from Rockchip allows low-end Chromebooks to hit $149.

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Apple, Companies, Hardware, Intel, Mobile Computing, VR World

Next iPhone May Feature Intel’s Blazing Fast XMM 7360 LTE Modem

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Your next iPhone will come with an LTE modem manufactured by Intel.

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AMD, Companies, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

MediaTek’s Upcoming SoCs May Feature AMD Graphics

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The next octa-core 64-bit MediaTek SoC may feature AMD’s graphics technology.

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2015, Event, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Mobile World Congress, VR World

MWC 2015: Qualcomm Gives a First Look At Snapdragon 820

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Qualcomm says incorporation of its Zeorth platform will give the chip a competitive edge over the competition.

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Analysis, Hardware, Mobile Computing

Qualcomm Bets Big On Octa-Core With New Snapdragon SoCs

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Qualcomm is increasing its focus in the entry-level and mid-tier segments by going with octa-core Snapdragon SoCs.

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Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Samsung Starts Manufacturing 14nm Exynos 7 SoC

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Samsung’s Exynos 7 is the first mobile SoC to be built on the 14nm manufacturing process.

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Analysis

How Can Qualcomm Leave its Legal Troubles Behind it?

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The San Diego semiconductor giant wrapped up legal troubles in China only to face a new set of problems.

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Business, VR World

MediaTek Gains Bigger Share for High-End Smartphone Chips: Brokerage

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MediaTek is expecting more profits from high-end smartphone chip market.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, China, Global Politics, Mobile Computing, US, VR World

Qualcomm Gets Hit With $975 Million Fine in China

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Chinese authorities give the semiconductor company a record fine as the cost of doing business in China increases.

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Analysis, Hardware, VR World

Qualcomm’s Earnings Call Confirms Loss of a ‘Big Customer’

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A gloomy earnings outlook hangs over Qualcomm’s otherwise solid quarter as company confirms a major customer has departed for the competition.

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