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  • Jul 2, 2015 10:13 AM e-mailprint
    The Snapdragon 210 processor, which is meant to open the door for sub-$100 LTE smartphones, is off to a slow start. But that is about to change, according to Qualcomm.

    With LTE networks popping up all over the world, the need for affordable smartphones compatible with the network technology has increased. To meet this demand, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 210 in September last year.

    The processor has four ARM Cortex-A7 cores running at 1.1GHz. In addition to LTE at up to 150Mbps, smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 210 can have HD screens, 8-megapixel cameras that can shoot full HD videos and support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology.

    Back in September, Qualcomm said the first commercial devices powered by the processor were anticipated to be available during the first half of 2015. That never happened. Despite failing to meet its own deadline, the company is still upbeat about the processor’s prospects.

    Snapdragon 210 devices are just starting to hit the market now, and there are quite a few in the pipeline that will be announced shortly. They will be offered by a mix of smaller and midsize OEMs, as well as the larger vendors like ZTE and Alcatel One Touch, a spokeswoman at Qualcomm said.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • gutboy09 gutboy09 Jul 1, 2015 4:16 PM Flag

    According to 9to5Mac, the addition of Qualcomm's higher-end LTE chip to the iPhone 6S would also enhance the device's battery life, since it has more power-efficiency than previous models. Exactly how much more battery life Apple could squeeze out of the chip, however, is unknown.

    While the improved chip would supply the ability for faster download speeds, that doesn't mean users will actually realize such speeds. No matter the chip built into a handset, download speeds are governed by the speeds offered by the respective carrier. In the US, 300Mbps download speeds are hardly (if ever) achieved, though technically possible on Category 6 LTE networks, which the Qualcomm chip can connect to.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The handset, which is rumored to be called the iPhone 6S, will launch with a Qualcomm-developed chip known as the MDM9635M, 9to5Mac is reporting, citing a person who claims to have knowledge of Apple's plans. The chip, which was introduced by Qualcomm in 2013 but didn't go into production until last year, is capable of accommodating theoretical download speeds of 300Mbps on carrier long-term evolution (LTE) networks -- double the 150Mbps speeds available to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Qualcomm has no plans to spin off chip business at present: chairman
    Reuters
    June 29, 2015 11:18 PM
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    Shadow is cast near Qualcomm logo at the 2015 Computex exhibition in Taipei,
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    A shadow is cast near a Qualcomm logo at the 2015 Computex exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
    SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has no plans to spin off its chips business at present, Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs said on Tuesday, despite recent investor pressure to do so amid intensifying industry competition.

    Hedge fund Jana Partners said in April Qualcomm should spin off the chip business from its patent-licensing business to improve shareholder value, calling the chip business "essentially worthless".

    "We've had that discussion for a long time, many years the board has looked at it but we still think the synergies of having the businesses together outweighs the dissynergies," Jacobs told Reuters on the sidelines of an American Chamber of Commerce event in Seoul.

    Jacobs said, however, that the company is always evaluating its options and that the situation could change in the future.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Investors in chip giant Intel ( NASDAQ:INTC) might recall that at the company's investor meeting in 2013, company executives outlined a plan to gain share in the mobile processor market. In 2014, the company planned to use its Bay Trail processor platform, which the company said was originally designed for high-end tablets and notebooks, to gain significant share in the tablet market (including the mid-range and the low-end).

    To do this, the company said that it planned to offer "contra-revenue" payments in order to offset what was described as a high platform bill of materials cost. Executives then said that in 2015, Intel would roll out a new family of products known as SoFIA ("Smart or Feature Phone on Intel Architecture") which would erase this platform bill of materials disadvantage.

    These initial SoFIA parts, which would first come in a variant that supported only 3G cellular connections and then would be followed by models that support 4G LTE. These SoFIA parts are built on an undisclosed, third-party 28-nanometer manufacturing process.

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich then told investors on the company's Q1 2014 earnings call that SoFIA on Intel's 14-nanometer process would come to market in either the second half of 2015 or the "first quarter" of 2016 .

    It seems, though, that Intel's SoFIA schedule has slipped by quite a bit.

    SoFIA 3G is out, but SoFIA LTE reportedly delayed into early 2016
    Intel launched SoFIA 3G and SoFIA 3G-R (jointly developed with Rockchip) earlier this year, and according to Krzanich at the company's recent stockholders meeting , both the 3G and 3G-R products "have orders for over 1 million units each."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    China to invest $100 Billion Into own Chipmakers

    by matotmir Jun 29, 2015 2:43 PM
    gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 29, 2015 6:34 PM Flag

    china in a bear mkt. Q invested in a china chip co too. but disasterous day for sure.

  • Reply to

    Zacks raised from a sell to a buy

    by gutboy09 Jun 24, 2015 5:07 PM
    gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 25, 2015 5:18 PM Flag

    but there was a lot going on with all the cases and samsung. now those things are over. And ITC recommending NVDA drop its case against us and Sammy. Q just invested in a chinese chip co so their making inroads. dont be doom and gloom yet.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Zacks raised from a sell to a buy

    by gutboy09 Jun 24, 2015 5:07 PM
    gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 25, 2015 11:19 AM Flag

    If it does it does. Gives others a chance to get in cheaper now. Its just the market reaction to everything going on in the world such as greece, ukraine and the old earning season coming up. Alot of uncertainty. Its definitely been a rough year.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • On Jun 22, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Qualcomm Incorporated QCOM by a notch to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

    Qualcomm has added yet another feather to its cap. Recently, at Google Inc.’s GOOG I/O conference, Qualcomm announced that Google’s next-generation Project Tango smartphone development platform will run on its Snapdragon 810 processor. Notably, the platform will be available in the market from the third quarter of 2015.

    Now why would Google go for the 810 when Samsung didnt. I'll tell you why cause Samsung wanted to showoff their own chip which im hearing they may not use for the S phone or delay that for some time.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Is it heading for 50s?

    by ckabce Jun 24, 2015 12:28 PM
    gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 24, 2015 4:23 PM Flag

    q never was involved in server business ever. so where you getting they failed before? how about an example of this?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Ultimate Stock Alerts is a miserable failure!

    by gutboy09 Jun 23, 2015 12:25 PM
    gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 24, 2015 3:44 PM Flag

    they should change there name to ultimate loser alerts lol

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Is it heading for 50s?

    by ckabce Jun 24, 2015 12:28 PM
    gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 24, 2015 1:51 PM Flag

    server business coming up. Internet of things too. They got a lot going on. One of these days it will all come together. Plus its quiet time now till earnings.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 24, 2015 12:36 PM Flag

    And everybody thought Samsung was gone for good. LOL

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Samsung Ultra-Thin Galaxy A8 Comes With Qualcomm Snapdragon
    Samsung Galaxy A8, approved by the FCC and China’s TENAA, promises to be Samsung’s thinnest smartphone and the largest in the series; it will come with a Qualcomm processor


    As always, it is intriguing to see if the extremely thin smartphone/phablet is brittle or easily breakable. It is also called a phablet because the device measures a generous 5.7inches, packing a 1920 by 1080 Full HD resolution, supplemented by a Super AMOLED display. The phablet has 2GB built-in RAM, as well as 16GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards of up to 128GB. The phone also has the Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor by Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), a 3050 mAh battery, and a 16MP rear camera supplemented with a 5MP front camera.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Is it heading for 50s?

    by ckabce Jun 24, 2015 12:28 PM
    gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 24, 2015 12:33 PM Flag

    intels way behind. cmon there dreaming. Mediatek only dealing with low end. Dont worry i think q will be coming back sooner than you think.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • gutboy09 gutboy09 Jun 22, 2015 4:58 PM Flag

    give it time, i think its still the uncertainty with the 810. Another thing is the mgmt needs changes they havent handled anything correctly.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The U.S. International Trade Commission staff is recommending that Samsung Electronics Co. and Qualcomm Inc. be cleared of patent-infringement accusations brought by Nvidia Corp., according to Bloomberg Intelligence.
    The case involves graphics processors used in Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile devices, and a Nvidia win could result in a U.S. ban on mobile phones and other products containing infringing processors.
    ITC staff members announced their position Monday in Washington as the commission began a public hearing in the case. The recommendations are included in a pretrial brief, which was filed under seal because it contained confidential business information, said Matt Larson, a litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence.
    Larson said it was a significant advantage for Samsung and Qualcomm but no ruling will be made until October.
    For Nvidia, the largest maker of chips for computer-graphics cards, the case holds out the prospect of as much as $2 billion in royalty payments for the use of its technology.
    “The parties will be presenting evidence all week,” said Hector Marinez, a spokesman for Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia. “We look forward to making our case to the judge and to a successful outcome when he rules in October.”

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • gutboy09 by gutboy09 Jun 16, 2015 10:55 AM Flag

    Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) was started as Buy with a price target of $48.00 (versus a $39.36 close) at SunTrust. Kinder Morgan has a consensus price target of $47.76 and a 52-week range of $33.25 to $44.71.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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