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5G release date, qualcomm antenna

Qualcomm has unveiled the first mmWave 5G antennas for smartphones

July 23rd, 2018

After years of hype and tantilizing teaser demonstrations, 5G is now so close you can virtually taste the multi-gigabit wireless speeds. The first 5G networks should be up and running by the end of 2018, with more devices and coverage set to debut early next year. For device manufacturers, that means integrating 5G components into …

iPhone 2018

Apple has a new nemesis it can’t shake: Qualcomm

April 26th, 2018

With Apple and Qualcomm still embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over royalty payments, there have been scattered reports over the past few months regarding Apple’s intention to drop Qualcomm as a supplier of LTE modems on future iPhone models. In turn, rumblings from the rumor mill have relayed that Apple will instead look to …

Broadcom Qualcomm Deal

How Huawei forced Trump to block the Broadcom deal ever by doing nothing

March 13th, 2018

Broadcom’s hostile Qualcomm takeover plans hit a massive wall on Monday: Trump. The president issued an order to block the $117 billion Qualcomm buyout, effectively killing what could have been among the biggest tech deals in history. It all happened over national security issues, and it all has to do with Huawei, a giant Chinese …

Broadcom, Qualcomm, and the executive order

Trump blocks Broadcom’s $117 billion takeover of Qualcomm with executive order

March 12th, 2018

President Trump issued an executive order late Monday that blocks Broadcom, a Singapore-based semiconductor firm, from taking over San Diego-based Qualcomm. The deal had already been under scrutiny from US regulators and lawmakers, who saw the foreign acquisition of Qualcomm as a national security threat. According to Bloomberg, Trump acted on a recommendation from the Committee …