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Topic: Qualcomm

Apple looks to end Motorola patent attack in Germany with U.S. suit

02/10/2012, 05:02 pm

Apple stayed on the legal offensive Friday, filing a new lawsuit in a U.S. court that claims Motorola Mobility's recent patent barrage of patent claims in Germany is in breach of a licensing agreement between the RAZR maker and Qualcomm.


4G iPhone expected to help LTE smartphones reach 5% share in 2012

01/16/2012, 08:01 am

Smartphones compatible with new high-speed 4G long-term evolution networks are projected to account for between 4 and 5 percent of global handset shipments in 2012, thanks in part to an expected LTE-capable iPhone from Apple.


Morgan Stanley: Apple's next iPhone to be slimmer, may include quad-mode LTE chip

01/13/2012, 02:01 am

Investment bank Morgan Stanley hinted on Friday that Apple's next-generation iPhone will be slimmer when it arrives later this year and could include a quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that would allow for 3G and LTE functionality across all "network flavors."


Docomo, Samsung team up on smartphone chip venture to challenge Qualcomm

12/27/2011, 03:12 am

Japanese wireless operator NTT Docomo has partnered up with Samsung and several other companies to set up a fabless semiconductor joint venture aimed at producing mobile device chips that will compete with market leader Qualcomm.


FCC approves 4G spectrum purchase for AT&T after failed T-Mobile merger

12/22/2011, 09:12 pm

On the heels of AT&T's decision to give up on its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, the Federal Communications Commission has approved the carrier's purchase of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm that would be used for its expanding 4G LTE network.


Samsung sues Apple over 4 new patents, but backs off iPhone 4S complaint

12/16/2011, 03:12 pm

Samsung has added four new patents to its lawsuit against Apple in Germany, but has backed off of a complaint related to baseband chips in the iPhone 4S.


iPhone 4S breakdown estimates same $188 cost as iPhone 4

10/19/2011, 09:10 pm

A new teardown analysis of the iPhone 4S claims that the parts for the 16GB version of Apple's iPhone 4S cost $188, or just 50 cents more than the iPhone 4.


Broadcom rumored to place 'rush orders' with TSMC for iPhone 5 parts

09/15/2011, 07:09 am

Apple supplier Broadcom has been pegged as the most likely customer to have given Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. a boost through a recent batch of "rush orders," with some analysts suggesting that the last-minute orders are for the next-generation iPhone.


Apple, Nokia show continued interest in InterDigital patents

08/17/2011, 04:08 pm

Following Google's purchase of Motorola, a new report claims that Apple is still interested in acquiring InterDigital, as are Nokia, Qualcomm and others in the wireless industry.


WSJ: Apple plans to build 25M thinner, lighter next-gen iPhones this year

07/06/2011, 07:07 am

Apple is reportedly gearing up to build its next-generation iPhone, placing orders for key components to build a new model thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4 with an 8-megapixel camera.


Qualcomm bringing augmented reality SDK to Apple's iOS

05/19/2011, 04:05 pm

Qualcomm is bringing its augmented reality software development kit to Apple's iOS in order to expose the tool to more developers.


Mass production of Apple's A5-, Qualcomm-powered iPhone 5 rumored for Sept.

04/18/2011, 07:04 am

Apple's iPhone 5 will feature "slight modifications" from its predecessor, including an 8 megapixel rear camera and a Qualcomm baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, and will go into production in September, a new report claims.


Apple's Verizon iPhone 4 has improved antenna, integrated GPS

02/08/2011, 09:02 am

A closer look inside the new CDMA iPhone 4 for the Verizon network in the U.S. has revealed a new antenna design said to allow improved reception, as well as a different, integrated GPS chip.


Verizon iPhone Qualcomm baseband, Netgear CEO apologizes, Apple hiring more LTE engineers

02/01/2011, 01:02 am

With Monday's release of iOS 4.2.6 for the Verizon CDMA iPhone, one hacker claims to have confirmation that Apple went with Qualcomm for the CDMA baseband. Also, Netgear CEO Patrick Lo has apologized for comments he made about Steve Jobs, and Apple job listings reveal that the iPhone maker continues to look for engineers with LTE experience, possibly in preparation for a 4G LTE iPhone.


Qualcomm rises on prospects of Verizon iPhone, iPhone 5, iPad 2

01/26/2011, 07:01 pm

Qualcomm shares were up more than 6 percent after it said it would post new revenue and earnings growth as demand for its chips accelerate. Apple's iPhone 4 on Verizon, as well as the next generation of iPhone and iPad, are all expected to use Qualcomm's baseband chips.


Hacker finds evidence of Qualcomm baseband for Apple's next iPhone, iPad

01/21/2011, 09:01 pm

A hacker claims to have discovered evidence pointing to an upcoming Qualcomm cellular baseband inside the code for Apple's iTunes software, possibly indicating that the iPhone maker plans to incorporate the CDMA giant's baseband into the next generation of iOS devices.


Rumor: Apple's iPhone 5 to sport new A8 processor, Qualcomm baseband

01/14/2011, 02:01 pm

Apple's forthcoming fifth-generation iPhone will sport a new, faster custom processor dubbed the A8, as well as a baseband processor from Qualcomm, according to a new report.


Apple's fifth-gen iPhone may support dual model GSM/CDMA but not LTE

10/11/2010, 10:10 am

Apple's fifth-generation iPhone will be capable of running on networks based on both of the world's most popular 3G wireless standards but will forgo support for the faster 4G networks that are just now coming online, according to a new report.


Verizon iPhone may be among first CDMA handsets to offer concurrent data and voice

10/11/2010, 09:10 am

Forthcoming enhancements to the CDMA wireless standard could allow Apple to be among the first handset makers to deploy phones on the wireless networks of Sprint and Verizon that would be capable of simultaneous voice and data transmissions like those operating on AT&T's GSM network.


China Telecom possibly in talks with Apple over CDMA iPhone

10/07/2010, 10:10 pm

China's third-largest wireless operator may be in talks with Apple to offer a CDMA-version of the iPhone on its 3G network, according to an overseas report.