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  • Consumers win as chip vendors fight it out over LTE

    Qualcomm and competitor MediaTek are working on chipsets that will open the door for LTE in low-cost smartphones and tablets, allowing people all over the world to benefit from the higher speeds it offers.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs10 Dec. 13 17:59
  • Zuckerberg mocked, doubted, and praised for plan

    After Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a coalition with several other major tech companies to bring the Internet to areas of the globe that remain disconnected, the tech world reacted with a mix of criticism, mockery, doubt and praise.

    Written by Colin Neagle21 Aug. 13 20:07
  • Qualcomm calls out eight-core processors as 'dumb'

    Eight-core processors are "dumb," as the consumer wants an experience that comes from more than just throwing cores together, a Qualcomm executive said, referring to new eight-core chips announced recently.

    Written by Michael Kan02 Aug. 13 07:45
  • MediaTek launches quad-core tablet chip

    Taiwan's MediaTek has launched a new quad-core ARM processor for tablets that is slated to be used in an upcoming IdeaTab device from Lenovo.

    Written by Michael Kan29 May 13 10:29
  • Renesas hopes to put powerful ARM processor in cars

    Renesas Electronics' latest system-on-a-chip has eight ARM processing cores to help next-generation, in-car infotainment systems handle multiple streams of 1080p video and augmented reality apps.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs26 March 13 16:26
  • MediaTek and Opera integrate Mini browser on feature phones

    Opera Software will work with MediaTek, a designer of software and chipsets for low-end phones, on integrating the Norwegian company's Mini browser on feature phones, Opera said on Friday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs03 Dec. 11 00:24
  • Social networking use among mobile users grows in Europe

    The number people accessing social networking sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. using their mobile phone has grown by 44 percent in the last year, market research company comScore said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs22 Nov. 11 01:50
  • MediaTek friends Facebook with feature phone integration

    MediaTek, a designer of software and chipsets for low-end phones, will work with Facebook on a social networking application for feature phones, the chip company said on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs09 Nov. 11 00:15
  • MediaTek to trial 4G LTE TDD phone in China soon

    Taiwanese chipset vendor MediaTek has developed a handset for use on China's upcoming fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology known as LTE TDD, according to a company spokeswoman.

    Written by Michael Kan15 Aug. 11 17:27