Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 801 variants demystified

When it comes to hardware, reality is far more complicated than what we see in spec sheets and promotional materials. Processors in particular, even with the same brand or model, seem to have different speeds floating around. Fortunately, AnandTech dived into the nitty gritty of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips to give us an overview of what the differences between all those variants mean.

Qualcomm’s new CEO is uniquely qualified to lead company forward

Qualcomm, already the leader in mobile chipset implementation, has a new CEO. A family business since being founded in part by Dr. Irwin Jacobs 28 years ago, Steve Mollenkopf has been with the company for most of that — 20 years. He has held many titles in his tenure, and will be the first guy without the last name Jacobs to hold the title of CEO. [caption id="attachment_175217" align="alignnone" width="600"] Steve Mollenkopf, right, shakes hands with Paul E Jacobs[/caption]

Qualcomm faces possible $1 billion fine in China for alleged overcharging

In China, Qualcomm is facing difficulties surrounding perceived price fixing. Anti-monopoly regulators in China have accused Qualcomm of overcharging, and abusing their market position as a leading chipset manufacturer. It’s part of an ongoing effort to protect Chinese consumers from pricing which could get out of hand.
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