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Qualcomm claims that its automotive business will reach $30 billion in the future.

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According to Qualcomm, the scale of the automotive sector it is targeting might reach $100 billion by 2030.

The $30 billion automotive business “pipeline” according to American chip manufacturer Qualcomm Inc. has grown by more than $10 billion since its third quarter results were revealed in late July.

Qualcomm stated at its Automotive Investor Day that the increase in future business was due to its Snapdragon Digital Chassis product, which is utilized by automakers and their suppliers. In-car infotainment, cloud connectivity, assisted and autonomous driving technologies can all be offered by the Snapdragon Digital Chassis.

The number of chips used by automakers is skyrocketing as a result of electric vehicles and an increase in autonomous capabilities in automobiles, and the automotive business has been a crucial growth sector for chipmakers.

According to Qualcomm, the scale of the automotive sector it is targeting might reach $100 billion by 2030. It predicts that its automotive sector would generate around $1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2022, up from $975 million in the previous year. It projects that figure to increase to over $4 billion by fiscal year 2026 and to over $9 billion by fiscal year 2031.
Additionally, Qualcomm disclosed an expansion of its cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Group AG, which will start employing the Snapdragon Cockpit in 2023 for its in-car entertainment system.

In China, Qualcomm also serves a large number of automakers. CEO Cristiano Amon responded when asked about the effects of expanded U.S. export laws “strong win-win partnerships between the U.S. enterprises and the China enterprises will always be a force of stability”.

“But we’ll see what the future holds,” he added.

A new automotive central computer called DRIVE Thor was introduced earlier this week by chipmaker Nvidia Corp. It will offer digital in-car entertainment and services as well as autonomous and assisted driving.

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Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year

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PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.

With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.

While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.

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New PS5 firmware is available for download!

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A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?

Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:

  • We updated system software security
  • We improved system software stability and performance
  • Some screens now have better messages and usability

That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5

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Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.

Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.

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Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?

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