Quad-Core Snapdragon Chipsets Will Blaze Into Devices Next Year

Over the past year, Qualcomm has added a dose of glamor to chipsets, with many of our commenters regularly lambasting manufacturers for not choosing Snapdragon for their products. Those arguments look set to become even more regular, now Qualcomm's confirmed quad-core Snapdragons are on their way, for at least 12x the… » 2/14/11 5:10am 2/14/11 5:10am

Apple Working on Software Fix For iPhone 3G Reception Problems

According to Businessweek, the solution to the iPhone 3G's chipset issues » 8/14/08 2:22pm 8/14/08 2:22pm could be easier than most of us probably expected. Apparently, Apple set up the Infineon chip to demand more of a 3G signal than was necessary, which resulted in a switch back to the slower network if there are too many people in the area using…

iPhone 3G's Sluggish 3G Could Be Caused By Lousy Chipset

GigaOm quotes Richard Windsor, an analyst with Nomura Securities, in saying that the sluggish 3G performance of the iPhone 3G seen globally (not just with AT&T) could be a result of a lousy chipset. He says, "we believe that these issues are typical of an immature chipset and radio protocol stack where we are almost… » 8/12/08 1:21pm 8/12/08 1:21pm

Intel's Centrino 2 Gets Official Launch, Alongside Core 2 Extreme

We learned in May that there would be delays to Intel's Centrino 2 chipset for notebooks, but today it gets an official launch from Intel. That certainly tallies with the slew of notebooks hitting the news which have the chips inside. Alongside the Centrino 2, Intel gives us word on the Core 2 Extreme, which runs at… » 7/15/08 3:57am 7/15/08 3:57am

IBM Aims to Replace Bluetooth and WiFi with New Chipset

IBM is crowing about its new chipset that would allow wireless communication at gigabit speeds. Announced at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the minuscule component measures just 14mm per side, and includes antennas that will allow data transfers far faster than Bluetooth or WiFi. This announcement,… » 2/08/06 6:15pm 2/08/06 6:15pm