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Part Two of Series: More on 5G RFFE and Why It’s Part of the 5G Puzzle

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What is RF Front End (RFFE), and what part does this critical mobile technology play in delivering advanced RF-Modem systems? These are just the first two answers that Futurum senior analyst Olivier Blanchard answers in this three-part series about how RFFE is already solving the growing engineering complexities of 5G, perhaps chief among them how to elegantly solve mmWave challenges, deliver high performance solutions like Qualcomm’s X65 modem-RF system, and provide high speed, low latency connectivity to mobile devices, vehicles, and IOT devices.

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Epic Games v. Apple — U.S. District Court Rules Apple Can No Longer Prohibit Devs From Directing Users Away From App Store

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Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard explains how the much anticipated U.S. District Court ruling in the Epic Games v. Apple case, along with the broader international push to combat potentially anti-competitive mechanisms built into popular operating systems, could fundamentally impact App Store revenue streams for tech giants like Apple and Alphabet’s Google starting this year.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Gains Momentum as Mobile Consumer Demand For Premium Wireless Audio Experiences Grows

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Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard dives into the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound platform’s latest technical improvements and its global momentum as OEMs take notice of shifting consumer behaviors. Blanchard also discusses Snapdragon Sound’s timely relevance with data from the newly released State of Sound Report, which highlights the degree to which Covid-19 and mobile gaming are accelerating consumer demand for premium sound quality and ultra-low latency performance.

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Qualcomm Spoke Partnership Brings C-V2X to Bicycles, Expands Smart Transportation Safety Ecosystem

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Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard breaks down how Qualcomm’s partnership with Spoke, the mobility platform, finally brings C-V2X technology to vulnerable road users (VRUs) like cyclists and scooter riders to make sharing the road with cars and trucks more safe. This analysis covers some of the most positive aspects of this partnership, as well as some of the main market hurdles that Spoke’s solutions may initially encounter in its first 12 to 24 months.

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The Great Siege of Qualcomm: How Three Waves of Assaults on Qualcomm from 2013 to 2020 Helped Strengthen US Technology Leadership – Part 3

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Who tried to take down Qualcomm? What were they after? Why didn’t they prevail? What does Qualcomm’s resilience mean for the future? These are the questions that Futurum Senior Analyst, Olivier Blanchard dives into in the second episode of this 3-part series, in which Apple weaponized the courts in an attempt to weaken the value of Qualcomm’s technology portfolio, and Broadcom took advantage of a moment of perceived vulnerability to try and acquire Qualcomm outright. Both Apple and Broadcom would ultimately fail.

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The Great Siege of Qualcomm: How Three Waves of Assaults on Qualcomm from 2013 to 2020 Helped Strengthen U.S. Technology Leadership – Part Two

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Who tried to take down Qualcomm? What were they after? Why didn’t they prevail? What does Qualcomm’s resilience mean for the future? These are the questions that Futurum Senior Analyst, Olivier Blanchard, dives into in the second episode of this 3-part series, in which Apple weaponized the courts in an attempt to weaken the value of Qualcomm’s technology portfolio, and Broadcom took advantage of a moment of perceived vulnerability to try and acquire Qualcomm outright. Both Apple and Broadcom would ultimately fail.

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Meet RFFE – A Critical Piece in the 5G Puzzle

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What is Radio frequency front end (RFFE), and what part does this critical mobile technology play in delivering advanced RF-Modem systems? These are just the first two answers that Futurum senior analyst Olivier Blanchard answers in this three-part series about how RFFE is already solving the growing engineering complexities of 5G, perhaps chief among them how to elegantly solve mmWave challenges, deliver high performance solutions like Qualcomm’s X65 modem-RF system, and provide high speed, low latency connectivity to mobile devices, vehicles, and IOT devices.

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The Great Siege of Qualcomm: How Three Waves of Assaults on Qualcomm from 2013 to 2020 Helped Strengthen US Technology Leadership – Part 1

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Who tried to take down Qualcomm? What were they after? Why didn’t they prevail? What does Qualcomm’s resilience mean for the future? These are the questions that Futurum Senior Analyst, Olivier Blanchard, dives into in the first episode of this three-part series, in which regulators challenged the company’s technology licensing model. Under the guise of investigating potential “anti-competitive” behavior, the Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, and European equivalents of the United States’ FTC all took turns attempting to paint Qualcomm’s technology licensing and/or business practices as anti-competitive, when they, in fact, were not.

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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 888+ 5G Mobile Platform Brings 32 TOPS and Blistering Speeds to 2021 Smartphones

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Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard covers Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888+ 5G Mobile Platform, a mid-year upgrade to its flagship Snapdragon 888, which it had just introduced in December. Improvements include boosted CPU clock speeds and significant AI engine performance, blistering 7.5 Gbps x60 modem, triple ISPs, up to 200 MP photo capture, 8K video capture, and all of Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming features.

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New Report Points to Samsung and Vivo as World’s Fastest Growing 5G Smartphone Vendors in Q1 2021

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A new report from Strategy Analytics indicates that Samsung and Vivo were the fastest growing 5G smartphone vendors in Q1 2021, but Apple still leads the charge in net units with over 40 million 5G phones shipped to Samsung’s 17 million units. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard breaks down four key 5G smartphone market trends confirmed by this report and shares his insights on what these Q1 numbers suggest for the market segment FY2021.