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Topic: Qualcomm

Apple claims recent Supreme Court ruling makes Qualcomm iPhone IP agreement invalid

06/20/2017, 09:06 am

Apple has escalated its legal attack on Qualcomm, declaring the iPhone broadband chip license agreement is invalid, and the manufacturer is illegally double-dipping in its demand for a royalty payment for chip technology in conjunction with charging for the chips.

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Apple won't have gigabit downloads on 'iPhone 8' because of Intel modems - report

06/09/2017, 07:06 pm

Although Apple already has access to Qualcomm modems with gigabit download speeds, it won't enable that bandwidth in upcoming iPhones due to its use of Intel chips as well, according to a report.

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Apple escalating use of Intel modems for 'iPhone 8' - report

06/01/2017, 09:06 am

Faced with an ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is reportedly ramping up its use of Intel baseband chips in iPhones -- despite previously weak performance from Intel's parts.

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Apple hires 8 year Qualcomm Engineering VP to its wireless SoC team

05/29/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering VP Esin Terzioglu as a wireless "System on a Chip" lead, offering additional evidence that the company may plan to expand its internal chip development into broadband processors working as mobile modems.

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Qualcomm seeks court order forcing Apple suppliers to pay royalties amid legal dispute

05/25/2017, 08:05 am

As part of an ongoing patent licensing dispute with Apple, Qualcomm on Wednesday requested a court order stipulating that Apple contract manufacturers maintain royalty payments during the legal process.

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Qualcomm accuses Foxconn & other Apple suppliers of breach of contract

05/17/2017, 09:05 am

Chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday leveled a complaint against Foxconn and three other Apple manufacturing partners, accusing them of breaking licensing agreements by not paying due royalties.

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FTC says antitrust suit against Qualcomm should continue, Samsung concurs

05/12/2017, 06:05 pm

Responding to Qualcomm's recent bid to dismiss a U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit concerning chip licensing practices, the governmental trade body in a court filing on Friday called the company a monopoly and said the case should proceed.

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Qualcomm seeks to block US iPhone imports - report

05/03/2017, 05:05 pm

As a part of the legal battle between the two firms, Qualcomm is reportedly looking to secure a ban on Apple's U.S. iPhone imports -- a move that would financially devastate the Cupertino tech giant if successful.

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Qualcomm's revenue guidance slash possibly foretells Q2 iPhone sales volume

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

An analyst has examined Qualcomm's earnings reduction as a result of Apple withholding royalty payments for wireless chips, and believes that Apple is on track to sell about as many iPhones as it did during the same time frame from 2016.

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Apple to halt royalty payments to Qualcomm until end of ongoing legal battle

04/28/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is no longer paying iPhone manufacturers for any of the royalties it owes to Qualcomm, and is planning to withhold them entirely until current lawsuits are resolved, the latter company said on Friday.

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Apple suppliers withhold royalty payments to Qualcomm amid legal spat

04/19/2017, 05:04 pm

Qualcomm in an earnings report released Wednesday revealed a select number of Apple's contract manufacturers are withholding royalty payments as the chipmaker clashes with the Cupertino tech giant over similar issues in federal court.

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'iPhone 7s,' 'iPhone 8' chip orders suggest more than 100 million iPhones on tap by end of year

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

A new supply chain report from Apple's suppliers suggests that the company is escalating orders compared to previous years, and is readying over 50 million iPhones for sale per quarter during the second half of calendar year 2017.

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Qualcomm slaps Apple with countersuit over patent royalties, claims unspecified damages

04/10/2017, 11:04 pm

Responding to a volley of patent royalty lawsuits initiated by Apple, Qualcomm on Monday escalated the legal battle with a countersuit claiming the litigation is a gambit seeking lower licensing fees.

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Apple adds to Qualcomm legal battles with new UK lawsuit

03/02/2017, 02:03 pm

Apple on Thursday filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U.K., further escalating the legal row between the two tech firms over patent royalties and chip deals.

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Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

02/21/2017, 07:02 pm

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm's X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple's next iPhones.

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As legal spat with Apple continues, Qualcomm teases ultra-fast 1.2Gbps LTE mobile chips

02/21/2017, 11:02 am

Apple supplier Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new LTE modem, the Snapdragon X20, which could push the limits of the cellular technology and theoretically appear in a 2018 iPhone --if the chipmaker and Apple can get along.

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Cook calls Apple's $1B litigation against Qualcomm a 'last resort'

01/31/2017, 06:01 pm

In Tuesday's post-earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that while the company is not a fan of litigation, Qualcomm's actions and refusal to negotiate fair patent licensing terms forced the iPhone maker to sue.

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of money-grabbing, confirms chip supply will continue despite lawsuits

01/25/2017, 08:01 pm

Amid a withering barrage of lawsuits from Apple, Qualcomm during a quarterly conference call on Wednesday reaffirmed it believes the basis of the Cupertino tech giant's legal complaints improperly conflate a commercial dispute with regulatory issues.

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Apple sues Qualcomm in China over iPhone modem chip licensing terms

01/25/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple has expanded its legal actions against Qualcomm's broadband modem chip licensing tactics in China's Intellectual Property Courts, and is seeking 1 billion yuan ($145.3 million) in damages based on iPhone sales in China alone.

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Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

01/23/2017, 07:01 pm

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on Monday,

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