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Qualcomm confirms restructure plan as Q3 profit drops

July 23rd 2015

Qualcomm confirmed the implementation of a “Strategic Realignment Plan”, which Steve Mollenkopf, its CEO, said represent “fundamental changes” for the company.Qualcomm reduced the outlook for its semiconductor business in the fourth quarter, “driven primarily by factors impacting premium-tier demand”. These include “increased concentration” in this segment reducing demand for some Qualcomm-powered devices; lower demand for its premium chipsets from an unnamed customer; and lower sell-through in China of some products using its premium-tier silicon. In Qualcomm’s conference call George Davis, CFO, said that (a major issue was) the loss of a “major vertical customer” – Samsung.

Fearing the small

Techwatch July 28th 2015

I was thinking about the Pluto flyby and a comment made by an older gentleman that he doubted we would see as much technological progress as he had, having seen the Wright Brothers (when he was 17) to the moon landing (when he was 84). I think the developments are just as spectacular, but will be miniaturized and virtual, nano devices, and AI, and deep learning—things that will have a profound effect on us, but that we can’t see, and may not even feel. I think it’s this invisibleness that is scaring people.  I, and

SLI on Skulltrail – how?

That’s what I wanted to know – how’d you get SLI to work on the 5444 chipset. I asked the folks at Intel. I got shrugged shoulders and apologetic smiles. Not being coy, the people I was talking to just didn’t know, but did, inClick here to read this blog entry

What’s Apple’s next trick? Jon thinks it’s gamey

Apple, which used to be known as Apple Computer, is today possibly one of the greatest consumer electronics companies in the universe. It's interesting and admirable how the Mac transitioned from the computer of choice for artists and photographers to a consumers delight, and didn't lose any of its artistClick here to read this blog entry

A Theory About PC Gaming

A simple proposition: most modern PC gaming requires deeper thought and higher analytical skills than console gaming, and therefore is better for the human brain. Pretty obviously, this is a theory of mine made without scientific research but I'm willing to wager there is a neuroscientist out there who wouldClick here to read this blog entry

PMA in Las Vegas: new cameras cover old ground

The groundhog poked his nose out of his house and apparently he did not like what he saw — or maybe he did. I get confused. Whatever happened with the U.S. weather rodent, whether he went back in his hole or came out and danced, his priests declared sixClick here to read this blog entry

Jon Peddie now has news feeds

Jon Peddie now has news feedssdfsdfsdf Read the complete article