Qualcomm expects global smartphone makers to ship 450 million 5G handsets in 2021 and another 750 million in 2022, the world's largest supplier of mobile phone chips said on Tuesday.
Qualcomm stock shot up 6% in extended trading after the company beat revenue and earnings estimates.
The firms intend to bring cellular connectivity to Microsoft's Internet of Things solution.
The list of OEMs includes vendors from around the world - Arcadyan, Askey, AVM, Casa Systems, Compal, Cradlepoint, Fibocom, FIH, Franklin, Gemtek, Gongjing, Gosuncn, Inseego, LG, Linksys, MeiG, Netgear, Nokia, Oppo, Panasonic, Quanta, Quectel, Sagemcom, Samsung, Sharp Corporation, Sercomm, Sierra Wireless, Sunsea, Technicolor, Telit, Wewins, Wingtech, WNC, and ZTE.
With improvements to Wi-Fi 6 and its successor, Qualcomm is working to boost speeds and overcome congestion on wireless networks.
Qualcomm on Tuesday announced a new range of Wi-Fi chips designed to work with Wi-Fi 6, the newest version of the technology and one that Qualcomm hopes will help boost sales of its separate 5G chips.
Huawei announced the commercial availability of its artificial intelligence chip the Ascend 910.
A court has granted a partial reprieve from a US antitrust ruling.
Qualcomm said on Tuesday that it has entered into a new five-year patent license agreement with LG to develop, manufacture and sell 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones.
Huawei doubles down at home and starts taking share in 5G, and isn't using Qualcomm parts to do it
Qualcomm and Tencent said on Monday they will cooperate on projects that could include making the Chinese company's videogames play better on devices with Qualcomm chips, and create a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone.
Qualcomm has announced that the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition, after a 10-year investigation, issued a finding that Qualcomm engaged in predatory pricing practices for some sales of three cellular baseband chipsets to two customers during a few calendar quarters between 2009 and 2011, and fined Qualcomm EUR242 million. Qualcomm plans to appeal the finding to the General Court of the European Union.
Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 855 Plus are expected to be commercial 2H 2019.
Qualcomm is reportedly developing a new smartwatch SoC that'll either be called the "Snapdragon Wear 429" or "Snapdragon Wear 2700."
The Qualcomm 215 mobile chip designed for entry-level smartphones features a 64-bit CPU and dual-ISPs, and will power commercial devices slated for launch in the second half of 2019.
By designing its own baseband chips, Apple could protect its margins and be less dependent on vendors such as Qualcomm.
Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.
Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.
Sales of LG Electronics Inc's new 5G smartphone looked uncertain on Wednesday.
Qualcomm illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees.
The removal of China's biggest telecoms company from semiconductor customer ledgers is leading Qualcomm stock lower.
Chipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom have told their employees they will not supply Huawei till further notice, according to people familiar with their actions.
Qualcomm's CEO received $3.5 million in Qualcomm shares for settling a bitter legal battle with Apple.
Qualcomm today announced that it has partnered with Google to create a reference design and development kit for building Assistant-enabled Bluetooth headphones.
A joint venture between Qualcomm and the government of a rural Chinese province to make server chips will wind down by the end of April, according to 10 employees at the venture.
A joint venture between U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm and China's Guizhou province will shut down by the end of the month.
The UBS estimate suggests that Apple paid a high price to end the litigation.
Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday settled an acrimonious two-year legal dispute. Shortly afterward, Intel Corp said it will exit the smartphone modem chip business.
This is likely why Apple and Qualcomm settled
As part of the settlement, Apple will make a payment to Qualcomm for an undisclosed amount.
Qualcomm on Tuesday unveiled a new chip for speeding up artificial intelligence work.
Reports suggest Jacobs has ditched his plans in favor of wireless tech pursuits.
South Korea's antitrust regulator has lowered a decade-old penalty imposed on U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm by 18 percent to $200 million.
The gargantuan cash injection was led by SoftBank, Qualcomm, Grupo Salinas, and the Rwandan government.
A U.S. federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm owes Apple nearly $1 billion in patent royalty rebate payments, though the decision is unlikely to result in Qualcomm writing a check to Apple because of other developments in the dispute.
Samsung has selected Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 instead of its Exynos 9820 as the AP in the Galaxy Fold. The Snapdragon 855 is produced by TSMC in Taiwan at a 7 nm process, while the Exynos 9820 is produced at Samsung foundry's 8nm process.
The new solutions advance existing 4G wireless technologies and will usher in 5G wireless and precise positioning technologies as well.
Qualcomm continues to actively develop 5G solutions and today announced its latest modem and antenna module as it builds a robust commercial 5G platform. 5G is coming and support for it is much greater than the disparate 4G rollout.
Apple considered tapping Samsung Electronics and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel to supply modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive's testimony at the trial between Qualcomm and the US Federal Trade Commission on Friday.
Qualcomm won a second court skirmish in its worldwide patent battle with Apple on Thursday, with the iPhone maker saying it would pull some older models from its German stores.