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Mesh networking kits / Wi-Fi systems have become quite popular over the last few years. Despite competition from startups such as eero (now part of Amazon) and Plume (with forced subscriptions), as well as big companies like Google (Google Wi-Fi and Nest Wi-Fi), Netgear's Orbi continues to enjoy popularity in the market. Orbi's use of a dedicated backhaul provides tangible benefit over other Wi-Fi systems using shared backhauls. However, the costs associated with the additional radio have meant that the Orbi Wi-Fi systems have always carried a premium compared to the average market offerings in the space. Netgear introduced their first Wi-Fi 6E router - the Nighthawk RAXE500 - at the 2021 CES. Priced at $600, the router utilized a Broadcom platform (BCM4908 network processing...

Hands On With the Honor 50: One Vlog to Rule Them All

Prior to the Huawei/Honor split, I had my hands on almost every model or flagship that Honor made. The co-design with Huawei, along with a good high-middle market for...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/22/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: Machine Learning (Esperanto, Enflame, Qualcomm)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/24/2021

The "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders" vs ROG5 Preview: Branded vs Original

Today we’re reviewing a rather unusual device, the new ASUS “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders”. The device had been first announced a month ago by Qualcomm and ASUS, and represents...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/16/2021

Intel’s First High-Profile IFS Fab Customer: Qualcomm Jumps on Board For 20A Process

Alongside Intel’s sizable announcement today regarding their manufacturing roadmap over the next half-decade, the company is also announcing their first major customer for their third-party foundry service, IFS. And...

59 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2021

ASUS Announces "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders" - A Real Product, or Just A Marketing Showcase?

Today ASUS and Qualcomm are announcing the “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders” - a ASUS designed phone with extensive Snapdragon branding – a ROG Phone 5 spin-off, or just a...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/8/2021

Cristiano Amon Takes over as Qualcomm CEO: Reiterates Focus on Custom CPUs

As of June 30th, Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon has taken over as the company’s CEO, replacing his predecessor Steve Mollenkopf which has now retired. In statements to Reuters, Amon had...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/2/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 888+ 5G Speed Bin at 3GHz

Today for the first day of Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm is announcing its usual yearly mini-refresh of its flagship Snapdragon SoC in the form of the new Snapdragon 888+...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/28/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7c Gen 2: Entry-Level PC and Chromebook Refresh

As part of their Scaling the Mobile Compute Ecosystem presentation, Qualcomm this morning is announcing a refreshed version of their Snapdragon 7c for laptops. Aptly named Snapdragon 7c Gen...

33 by Ryan Smith on 5/24/2021

Qualcomm Shows Off Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows on Arm Development

Alongside today’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 SoC announcement, Qualcomm is also unveiling a new Windows 10-focused development kit. Collaborating with Microsoft, the two companies have put together the Snapdragon...

27 by Ryan Smith on 5/24/2021

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G Performance Report: First Taste of the Snapdragon 780G

Announced a few weeks ago, we’re looking at the impressive performance and efficiency of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC, courtesy of Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 Lite 5G mid-range phone.

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/13/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 780G: New 5nm 765 Successor

Today Qualcomm is announcing the new Snapdragon 780G, direct successor to the 765G: 1+3+4 CPUs with Cortex-A78’s up to 2.4GHz, +50% GPU, 2x AI performance, Triple-ISPs on a 5nm...

38 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/25/2021

Qualcomm Completes Acquisition of NUVIA: Immediate focus on Laptops (Updated)

Today Qualcomm is announcing that the company has completed the acquisition of NUVIA, a start-up company consisting of industry veterans who were behind the creation of Apple’s high-performance CPU...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/16/2021

Qualcomm Announces "Snapdragon Sound" Initiative

Today Qualcomm is announcing the new “Snapdragon Sound” branding initiative, essentially an umbrella term that covers the company’s various audio related hardware and software products, promising improved end-to-end interoperability...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/4/2021

Qualcomm Announces X65 & X62 5G Modems on 4nm

Qualcomm yesterday has announced a slew of new 5G communication platforms, representing their next-generation modems, and RF front-end solutions that will be powering the next flagship devices later in...

52 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/10/2021

The Snapdragon 888 vs The Exynos 2100: Cortex-X1 & 5nm - Who Does It Better?

Ahead of our full device review of the Galaxy S21 Ultra (and the smaller Galaxy S21), today we’re focusing on the first test results of the new generation of...

122 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/8/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 870: An 865++?

Today Qualcomm is making a rather unexpected SoC announcement in the form of the new Snapdragon 870. The chip is a rather odd release in Qualcomm’s chipset line-up in...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/19/2021

Qualcomm to Acquire NUVIA: A CPU Magnitude Shift

Today Qualcomm has announced they will be acquiring NUVIA for $1.4bn – acquiring the start-up company consisting of industry veterans which originally were behind the creation of Apple’s high-performance...

79 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/13/2021

CES 2021: Qualcomm Announces 2nd Gen Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Today Qualcomm is announcing the release of their new 2nd generation ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Back in 2019, the company had released its first-generation sensor, most notable for being used...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/11/2021

Lenovo Announces New IdeaPad 5 Laptops at CES: AMD, Intel, Qualcomm, and 5G

Always one of the biggest set of announcements for CES is from Lenovo, with updates to a lot of their lineup being announced every January, as well as some...

16 by Brett Howse on 1/7/2021

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