Author: Geoff Blaber

Opposition Mounts to Nvidia’s Bid for Arm

Chipmakers quietly object to the acquisition In the wake of Nvidia’s bid to acquire Arm for $40 billion, announced on 14 September 2020, the silence has been deafening. Despite widespread…

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Qualcomm Acquires Nuvia in Custom CPU Push

Move broadly supported by smartphone, PC and auto manufacturers Yesterday, the news flow from CES 2021 got completely blown out of the water with two big announcements in the semiconductor…

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CES 2021: Virtual Silence

A muted showing from the all-digital event Sometimes the hardest decision is to do nothing, rather than adapting something to fit awkwardly or risk falling hopelessly short of expectations. After…

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The Strange Delist Twist

Tech cold war moves from infrastructure to the financial market Last week, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced plans to delist three state-owned Chinese telecommunication companies. Yesterday, it declared…

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Eight Is the Magic Number

Snapdragon 888 debuts at Qualcomm’s Tech Summit 2020 Last week’s fifth annual Snapdragon Tech Summit may not have had the same allure of a beach-side location in Maui, Hawaii, as…

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AMD Takes on Intel with Big-Ticket Acquisition

Xilinx deal is a push for cloud computing This week, AMD announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire semiconductor maker Xilinx for $35 billion. The proposed deal is…

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5G Momentum Impossible to Ignore

Qualcomm summit flags progress in 5G’s evolution Much has changed since Qualcomm’s 2019 5G Summit in Barcelona. A global pandemic has had a dramatic impact on people’s lives and transformed…

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An Environment for Technological, Social and Economic Progress

Why Qualcomm’s legal battle matters to a multitude of companies I recently wrote about the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold Qualcomm’s appeal…

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Predictions Week Video Highlights: Dan Rodriguez, Intel

Excerpts from our video interview with Dan Rodriguez, Corporate VP and GM, Network Platforms Group, Intel One of the big themes of 2020 has been network transformation, with both the…

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Pixel Miss

Google’s 5G smartphones raise a big question: why? Yesterday, at Google’s autumn hardware event dubbed Launch Night In, the tech giant launched new devices across its product families. The event…

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