Analyst: Apple Not Likely Impacted by Qualcomm’s Chip Shortages

Steve Jobs reportedly played a role in the next two iPhone models, likely called the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S.

Qualcomm has previously warned that chip shortages of its processors and components would likely have an impact on smaller handset manufacturers as the company found that the 28 nm architecture was harder to make than previously anticipated. Fortunately, though analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray noted that Apple would likely experience little or no impact […]

No 4G LTE Integration on Tegra 3 Until 2013


NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 + LTE chipset won’t be arriving until 2013, unfortunately in the latest report from the company. The current Tegra 3, which is described by its maker as a 4 + 1 architecture, is based on ARM’s reference design and combines a powerful processor with NVIDIA’s GeForce graphics engine. Unfortunately, due to the […]

Smartphone Manufacturers, Carriers Form Coalition to Reduce Qualcomm’s Dominance


Chip-maker Qualcomm, which has enjoyed dominance in the mobile industry thanks to its early investments in 2G/3G/4G wireless networking, SoC development, mobile processor work, and graphics on mobile architectures, is now attracting unwanted attention upon itself by a coalition of smartphone manufacturers and carriers. Led by Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, a coalition that includes Fujitsu, […]

NVIDIA Eyes Qualcomm with Icera Acquisition


NVIDIA has its eyes set on mobile as the Tegra 2-chip-maker is hoping to integrate more features into its smartphone CPU through the recent announcement of the Icera acquisition. Icera, a UK-based company, develops 3G and 4G baseband processors for use in phones and modems, and is said to be more efficient than those coming […]