Qualcomm Stories February 1

Qualcomm has settled its differences with Samsung over its chip licensing practices, and says that it hopes to do the same with Apple.

While there were no lawsuits between Qualcomm and Samsung, the Korean company had been opposing the chipmaker’s appeal against a Fair Trade Commission anti-trust ruling …

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Qualcomm Stories January 24

As rumored yesterday, the EU announced a 997 million euro fine to be imposed on Qualcomm, approximately $1.2 billion dollars, which makes cellular baseband chips inside most iPhones. The EU says Qualcomm bribed Apple with billions of dollars in rebate payments to make Apple not use chips from competing manufacturers, reducing competition from other manufacturers in the LTE baseband chip industry.

The fine is a hefty levy against Qualcomm’s bottom line, which recorded $20 billion in total revenue last year, although it is subject to appeal so the final number might be less.

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Qualcomm Stories January 23

The Financial Times reports that Qualcomm could face up to a $2 billion fine from a European watchdog for having an anticompetitive chip deal with Apple. The watchdog says that it will sue Qualcomm for paying Apple to buy all of its communication chipsets between 2011 and 2016.

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Qualcomm Stories January 9

Qualcomm has said that its latest Bluetooth chip will allow future wireless in-ear headphones to become smaller, more reliable and smarter.

Reduced power consumption could allow headphones to give almost three times the battery-life of existing models – or, as seems more likely, allow manufacturers to maintain current playback times while shrinking the size of devices like AirPods …

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Qualcomm Stories December 23, 2017

As its legal battle with Apple drags on, Qualcomm is also in the middle of battling the Federal Trade Commission in a separate case. Making things all the more complicated, a judge on Friday ordered sanctions against Apple in the FTC’s case against Qualcomm…

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Qualcomm Stories November 30, 2017

Apple and Qualcomm’s legal battle continues to escalate. Qualcomm today announced that it is seeking an import ban on select variants of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X – Apple’s latest releases. The company has also filed three additional patent infringement lawsuits against Apple and says the company infringes on 16 patents…

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