Qualcomm’s Q4 Hit Hard by Weak Handset Demand

by Andy Patrizio

For Q4 2022, Qualcomm reported revenue of $9.46 billion compared to $10.7 billion in the same quarter of 2021, representing an 11.6% decline in revenue. Handsets, the company’s largest unit, is blamed for the …

Tags:Financial Data| Market Data| Qualcomm| Smartphones

SK Hynix and LG Displays to Make MicroOLEDs for Meta

by Omid Rahmat

The social media giant will be designing the chips to be manufactured as part of its ongoing investment in the mixed reality displays. The expected timing for all this is 2025 to 2026. According …

Tags:Apple| Augmented Reality| LG Display| meta| Qualcomm| SK Hynix| XR

Snapdragon X35: Qualcomm Adds to AR/VR IP

by Artem Alekseenko

Qualcomm calls it the connected intelligent edge, but the launch of the Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF, adds some much need communications power to the company’s offerings that could have a positive impact on AR …

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Samsung, Qualcomm, and Google Form the No-Apple Android XR Alliance

by Omid Rahmat

Roh would not elaborate on the specifics of Samsung’s first new XR product, which will not appear at Wednesday’s launch event. “We’re getting there, but we’re not too far away,” he said. “For the …

Tags:Apple| Google| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Qualcomm| Samsung| XR

Qualcomm is Turning Heads in Headsets

by Omid Rahmat

Qualcomm seems to dominating XR headsets. In an interview from CES that only recently surfaced, Hugo Swart, Qualcomm’s VP and GM of its XR efforts, talked with VentureBeat and talked about how the 60+ …

Tags:Head Up Displays HUDs| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Qualcomm

Qualcomm Has New AR-specific Chips and a Reference Design

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Qualcomm has a new chip series, the AR2 Gen 1 that is intended for use in smartglasses. The processor, co-processor, and Wi-Fi 7 system combo is said to take up 40% less …

Tags:Augmented Reality| CPUs| Qualcomm| Semiconductors

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Supports 8K60p AV1 Decoding

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Qualcomm has announced its latest APU, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which adds hardware support for decoding AV1 video at 8K60fps with HDR support for HDR10+, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. (Qualcomm is adding …

Tags:Application Processors| AV1 Codec| Codecs| Qualcomm| Smartphones| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

Links Week Starting 7th November 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week. For the next couple of weeks, we …

Tags:AUO| Automotive| AVOD| Display Drivers| Keyboards| OLED TVs| Qualcomm| Video Quality| Vizio

Snapdragon XR2+ Latency Impresses

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Meta has used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2+ chip in its new Quest Pro headset (Meta Quest Pro Revealed) and one of the key features that has enabled the passthrough AR is the …

Tags:Mixed Reality| Qualcomm| Video Processors