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Topic: Qualcomm

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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Qualcomm profit plummets nearly 90 percent amid Apple legal spat

11/01/2017, 05:11 pm

Qualcomm posted quarterly earnings on Wednesday, noting a precipitous 89.7 percent decline in profits as the chipmaker faces a huge $778 million fine from Taiwanese regulators and an ongoing legal scrum with Apple.

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Apple designing iPhones, iPads without Qualcomm modems after key testing software withheld

10/30/2017, 08:10 pm

Amidst an international legal fight against Qualcomm, Apple is said to be mulling a decision to drop the chipmaker's modems in next year's iPhone and iPad models after it was denied access to software used to test key communications components.

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Key Apple & Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production woes

10/20/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple COO Jeff Williams will reportedly be meeting with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou when he visits Taiwan later this month, where he's expected to bring up the topic of production bottlenecks possibly hurting the iPhone X.

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Qualcomm CEO reiterates Apple feud comes down to IP pricing

10/17/2017, 10:10 pm

In an interview on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf commented on the chipmaker's fierce legal feud with Apple, saying that what appears to be an ever escalating international scrum is, at its core, about IP pricing.

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Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

10/17/2017, 03:10 pm

A series of experts on the Chinese courts, patent attorneys, and other specialists have weighed in on the Apple versus Qualcomm battle, and believe that resolution through the system is well more than a year away, assuming that an agreement is not reached before then.

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Qualcomm seeks to halt Apple's sales & manufacturing of iPhones in China

10/13/2017, 01:10 pm

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has filed multiple lawsuits in China, looking to block both sales and manufacturing of iPhones in the country -- something that would cripple Apple worldwide, if successful.

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Qualcomm hammered by Taiwan FTC for $773 million for wireless technology antitrust violations

10/11/2017, 11:10 am

The Taiwan courts have handed down a $773 million fine, finding Qualcomm guilty of anti-trust and monopolistic tactics in how it sells its chips to manufacturers -- the same thing that Apple is accusing it of doing.

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Apple used Samsung to push for South Korean legal action, Qualcomm court filings claim

10/04/2017, 10:10 am

An unnamed Apple executive -- possibly Chief Executive Tim Cook -- allegedly asked Samsung to pressure South Korean antitrust regulators into intensifying their investigation into Qualcomm, with the ultimate goal of reducing royalty payments, according to Qualcomm court filings unearthed on Wednesday.

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Qualcomm loses two key rulings in its patent royalty fight with Apple

09/21/2017, 12:09 am

Qualcomm got two bits of bad news today in its squabble with Apple. First, it has failed to force Apple's manufacturing partners to make royalty payments prior to a determination of what the total disputed royalties should be, and second it lost an effort to stop Apple from pursing antitrust cases against it in other countries.

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Qualcomm says Android always first to new technology, takes aim at iPhone X features

09/11/2017, 06:09 pm

In a post to its website on Monday, cellular industry pioneer Qualcomm claims it helped Android roll out a number of industry firsts, like edge-to-edge OLED displays, augmented reality and facial recognition, many of which are expected to debut as tentpole features of Apple's upcoming iPhone X.

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Apple's foreign suits against Qualcomm can continue while US case ongoing, judge rules

09/08/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple's 11 international lawsuits against Qualcomm -- in places like China, Japan, and the UK -- can go on while an original U.S. case is underway, a U.S. federal judge ruled this week.

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South Korean court rejects Qualcomm request to suspend $912M antitrust ruling

09/04/2017, 10:09 am

In a move likely to aid Apple, a South Korean court has turned down a Qualcomm motion to suspend a December order by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, which leveled a $912.34 million fine against the chipmaker and directed it to fix how it handles patent licensing and chip sales.

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Apple & Qualcomm squabble, lay out early arguments in San Diego court hearing

08/22/2017, 12:08 pm

Lawyers squared off in a San Diego federal court last Friday in an initial hearing of Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm, with the latter standing accused of antitrust violations and breach of contract.

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Apple holds commanding lead over Qualcomm in 3D sensing tech development by nearly two years

08/21/2017, 04:08 pm

A new analyst report claims that Apple holds up to a two year lead on rival Qualcomm, when it comes to software and hardware development of accurate 3D sensing systems -- and no Android product developer seems that willing to host the technology in the foreseeable future.

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