Qualcomm RFFE Business Continues Relentless Pace With ultraBAW Filters | >$8B Segment By 2025

Qualcomm continues to accelerate their RFFE business by filling more gaps in their product line and building out more capabilities for 5G. With ultraSAW, ultraBAW, and other innovations in filters, modules, envelope trackers, and switches, Qualcomm will likely grow RFFE to $8B in 2025.

Read more

Apple CPU Gains Grind To A Halt And The Future Looks Dim As The Impact From The CPU Engineer Exodus To Nuvia And Rivos Starts To Bleed In

Apple’s leading CPU team looks to be struggling as they have now delivered no CPU gains for the first generation ever. Apple likely had to delay their next core architecture due due to personnel overturn from the Nuvia exodus. Furthermore, with a new exodus surrounding Rivos, the future doesn’t look so bright. Apple currently has the best client CPU cores, but can they hold this lead against stronger competition from Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm?

Read more

The Semiconductor Heist Of The Century | Arm China Has Gone Completely Rogue, Operating As An Independent Company With Inhouse IP/R&D

Arm China has gone completely rogue, operating as an independent company with their own IP and R&D. This is the semiconductor heist of the century. There are many questions swirling about what this means for a potential Nvidia takeover or IPO, but it is clear that SoftBank’s short sighted profit driven behavior has caused a massive conundrum.

Read more

MediaTek Officially Enters The Flagship Mobile Race With The First TSMC 4nm SOC

MediaTek is targeting the flagship mobile world next year by shipping the highest density node, TSMC 4nm before anyone else. They will utilize the best standard Armv9 cores with X2, A710, and A510. It will also bring 5G GPP Release 16 support. MediaTek may snatch the Android CPU crown away from Qualcomm and Samsung!

Read more

Qualcomm MWC 2021 – Network Infrastructure And Edge 5G Get Supercharged | FSM200, DU X100 Accelerator, And Range Of Features

Qualcomm is changing the game in network infrastructure hardware with their 4nm FSM200 for small cells and the 5G Distributed Unit X100 Accelerator Card. Furthermore, their new features in 5G enable brand new use cases in automotive, factories, and supply chain!

Read more

Qualcomm Lost the iPhone 12 mmWave Antenna Module Contract to a Chinese Company

iFixit’s teardown of the iPhone 12 has revealed that there are 3 mmWave antenna modules built by USI. USI is a Shanghai based SiP design and manufacturing company. This would be their first design win in the space. Apple ditching Qualcomm on this component despite using the rest of the Qualcomm X55 5G Modem RF system is quite the shocker. To emphasize the magnitude of this design win, every US phone shipment which included 5G mmWave to date has used antennas from Qualcomm.

Read more