New tweaks to Qualcomm’s silicon designs have produced not only a mobile processor capable of supporting Ultra HD, but also a baseband chip that can tap into the world’s fastest networks.
Altair has now racked up nearly $100 million. The company is trying to become the LTE specialist creating a pure 4G chip for the tablet and connected gadget market.
Intel is adding a feature to its Ultrabooks and tablets that will make them stand out from its competitors’ netbooks and slates: automatic access to a global Wi-Fi network. The silicon vendor is using DeviceScape’s connection manager technology to link to millions of open hotspots.
WiMAX was a big flop for Intel, but instead of giving its wounds a quick lick and chasing after the easy LTE money, Intel is investing in yet another 4G variant, time division-LTE. Why? Two reasons: Qualcomm and China.