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Topic: Qualcomm

Qualcomm unveils 2-gigabit LTE modem amid rumors Apple's iPhone going Intel-only

02/14/2018, 09:02 am

Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the Snapdragon X24, its latest LTE modem for mobile devices, with peak download speeds hitting 2 gigabits per second -- though Apple may choose to forego the technology in its next iPhones.

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Apple suppliers Qualcomm & Broadcom to meet directly to talk $121B acquisition deal

02/12/2018, 12:02 pm

Qualcomm and Broadcom will reportedly meet on Wednesday in order to discuss the latter's $121 billion takeover offer, despite Qualcomm's repeated rejections in the past.

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $121B takeover bid

02/08/2018, 05:02 pm

Qualcomm on Thursday said its board of directors has unanimously rejected a revised $121 billion buyout offer from Broadcom, saying the proposal "materially undervalues" the chipmaker's assets.

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Broadcom upping Qualcomm hostile takeover bid to $121 billion

02/05/2018, 08:02 am

The hostile takeover of Qualcomm continues, with Broadcom offering not just $60 per share of Qualcomm, but more than double the amount of stock for the combined entity that current shareholders will reap, should the deal conclude.

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KGI: Intel might be exclusive modem supplier for 2018 iPhone lineup, Qualcomm iced out

02/04/2018, 01:02 am

According to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Intel's baseband chips are expected to power communications across Apple's entire 2018 iPhone lineup, a supplier switch that, if true, would deal a major blow to market leader Qualcomm.

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Qualcomm share prices drop despite rosy earnings, new Samsung deal

01/31/2018, 05:01 pm

Despite beating street estimates on the back of market diversification, Qualcomm stock is down in aftermarket trading as shareholders await the resolution of external issues including an ongoing Apple licensing dispute, government probes and a hostile takeover by competitor Broadcom.

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EU slaps Qualcomm with $1.23 billion fine over illegal chip payment to Apple

01/24/2018, 08:01 am

The European Union on Wednesday announced that it determined chipmaker Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals when it paid Apple billions of dollars to stick with its LTE baseband chips for five years. Qualcomm will pay a hefty price for its misdeeds: 997 million euros, or $1.23 billion U.S.

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EU tipped to sanction Qualcomm over Apple chip deal with potential $2B fine

01/23/2018, 03:01 pm

The European Commission is reportedly preparing to sanction Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices in supplying components to Apple for use in its iPhones, with the antitrust watchdog potentially levying a fine against the chip producer of up to $2 billion.

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As Qualcomm dispute drags on, Apple said to tap MediaTek for additional 2018 iPhone modem capacity

12/26/2017, 09:12 am

Looking to reduce its reliance on legal foe Qualcomm, Apple is said to be eyeing a partnership with Taiwan's MediaTek, which could supply baseband modem chipsets for iPhones beginning in 2018.

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Judge sanctions Apple for failing to turn over documents in FTC case vs. Qualcomm

12/22/2017, 08:12 pm

A U.S. judge has approved sanctions against Apple, ordering the iPhone maker pay $25,000 for every day it doesn't produce requested documents in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Qualcomm.

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Qualcomm brandishes Palm patents against Apple, seeks ITC ban on iPhone 8 and iPhone X

11/30/2017, 05:11 pm

Qualcomm on Wednesday continued its legal assault against Apple with a pair of filings alleging infringement of in-house and purchased patents, including intellectual property developed by defunct portable device maker Palm.

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Qualcomm targets Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X in new patent suit

11/29/2017, 09:11 pm

On the heels of an Apple lawsuit claiming Qualcomm infringes on at least eight patents with its Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm on Wednesday lodged a patent suit against Apple targeting tech found in the latest iPhones.

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New Apple countersuit targets Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors

11/29/2017, 10:11 am

Further escalating the legal war between the two companies, Apple on Wednesday launched a U.S. countersuit against Qualcomm, charging that the latter's Snapdragon processors -- found in many Android phones -- are in violation of at least eight patents.

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Broadcom weighs offering more stock in attempt at Qualcomm takeover

11/22/2017, 04:11 pm

Having talked with some of Qualcomm's biggest shareholders, Broadcom is allegedly considering offering more of its own stock to make an acquisition offer more palatable -- which, if successful, could radically change up Apple's legal and technological outlooks.

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Faster LTE speeds expected from Apple's 2018 iPhones with upgraded baseband chips from Intel, Qualcomm

11/17/2017, 11:11 am

While current iPhones are limited to 2x2 MIMO technology, Apple is now rumored to upgrade to 4x4 MIMO for its 2018 iPhone models, offering users the fastest cellular LTE speeds available yet in an iPhone.

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Apple, Intel engineers reportedly tightly engaged to produce 5G modem for future iPhone

11/16/2017, 08:11 pm

Apple may completely ditch Qualcomm for a 5G modem in the future, with a new report claiming that iPhone engineers are working closely with Intel to deliver gigabit per second wireless speeds.

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Apple modem supplier Qualcomm rejects initial $103B bid from Broadcom

11/13/2017, 03:11 pm

Apple cellular chip provider Qualcomm has turned down an unsolicited $103 billion takeover bid made by another Apple supplier, Broadcom, though that may not be the end of acquisition talks.

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Broadcom tenders offering valued at $130 billion for Apple legal foe Qualcomm

11/06/2017, 03:11 pm

After a weekend of speculation, Broadcom has tendered what will likely be a hostile takeover fight for Qualcomm, in an offering valued at $130 billion including debt.

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Broadcom could make offer for Apple foe Qualcomm this weekend

11/03/2017, 05:11 pm

Chipmaker Broadcom is allegedly planning to bid for Qualcomm, in a move which could have major ramifications for the latter's ongoing legal battles with Apple.

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Apple accused of sharing Qualcomm's software secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

11/02/2017, 02:11 pm

Qualcomm has once again escalated the legal war with Apple surrounding modem chips in the iPhone and iPad, with the chip manufacturer now claiming that Apple is in breach of contract because of how it works with Intel -- and what software has been shared with the competition.

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