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Topic: Qualcomm

Apple's Eddy Cue to be deposed in Qualcomm case

05/04/2018, 05:05 pm

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, will be deposed as a part of the company's ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Friday.

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Qualcomm adopts cheaper licensing for 5G tech, hoping to appeal to Apple & others

05/01/2018, 09:05 am

Seeking to appease customers like Apple and Huawei -- and government regulators as well -- chipmaker Qualcomm has switched to a more affordable patent licensing model, particularly for makers of high-end and/or 5G-capable phones.

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Qualcomm proposes new licensing terms to lure in customers

04/26/2018, 01:04 am

Qualcomm in an earnings conference call on Wednesday showed rare willingness to modify its patent licensing policies, a core segment of its business that sparked a court battle with Apple and government investigations into potentially anticompetitive practices.

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Qualcomm to remain iPhone modem supplier in 2018, but will see orders reduced to 30%

04/25/2018, 09:04 pm

Recent rumors suggest Apple is planning to remove longtime partner Qualcomm from its iPhone supply chain in favor of industry rival Intel, but according to a new report the switch will not be completed in full this year.

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Qualcomm cutting jobs amidst financial woes, legal battle with Apple

04/18/2018, 10:04 pm

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday confirmed it is conducting layoffs as part of cost-cutting measures announced in January. The firm is fighting to remain afloat after a tumultuous few months that saw a failed hostile takeover by Broadcom, multiple government inquiries into unsavory business practices and a protracted legal war with Apple.

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Apple's Tim Cook to be deposed June 27 as part of Qualcomm countersuit

04/05/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be deposed on June 27 as a part of a Qualcomm countersuit against the tech giant, accusing Apple of lying to regulators in order to spark government investigations.

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Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs removed from board as he pursues bid for company

03/16/2018, 08:03 pm

Just days after avoiding a hostile takeover by Singapore-based Broadcom, the situation at Qualcomm continued to devolve on Friday when former executive chairman and ex-CEO Paul Jacobs was stripped of his board position as he pursues a bid for the company.

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Major Qualcomm shareholder says he opposed Broadcom bid in hopes of settlement with Apple

03/15/2018, 04:03 pm

The head of a mutual fund with 8.3 million shares in Qualcomm says he opposed Broadcom's now-aborted $117 billion takeover bid, thinking Qualcomm can do better -- so long as it settles its legal battles with Apple.

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Broadcom to formally abandon Qualcomm bid, report says

03/13/2018, 10:03 pm

After President Donald Trump issued an executive order blocking Broadcom's proposed takeover of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm, the Singapore-based company will formally announce an end to acquisition efforts, a report said Tuesday.

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Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm citing national security risk

03/12/2018, 06:03 pm

President Donald Trump has quashed Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile pursuit of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm citing national security concerns, the White House said in a statement on Monday.

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Broadcom plans to 'redomicile' in US to nullify Qualcomm deal's CFIUS investigation delay

03/12/2018, 08:03 am

Broadcom is looking for shareholder approval to "redomicile" back to the U.S., to side-step the effects of a pause induced by a CFIUS investigative process, which could have ultimately stopped it's attempt to take over Qualcomm.

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Broadcom plans shareholder vote to become US company, could sidestep CFIUS investigation into Qualcomm takeover

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Singapore-based Apple supplier Broadcom on Friday said it will this month ask shareholders for approval to redomicile to the U.S., potentially threatening a U.S. national security panel investigation into the company's unrelenting hostile pursuit of American chipmaker Qualcomm.

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Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

03/09/2018, 06:03 pm

In mulling its options over Broadcom's attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor.

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Benchmarks on shipping hardware find iPhone X superior to Samsung Galaxy S9+

03/08/2018, 08:03 pm

With the Galaxy S9 and S9+ now in the hands of tech reviewers, some are beginning to evaluate how Samsung's latest handsets stacks up against Apple's flagship iPhone X. One head-to-head shows the S9's Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU, while speedy, is easily bested by Apple's A11 Bionic power plant.

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Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover plans pose national security risk, US Treasury says

03/06/2018, 02:03 pm

The U.S. government considers there to be possible national security risks in Broadcom's proposed $117 billion acquistion of Qualcomm, enough to warrant a full-scale investigation, the U.S. Treasury's deputy assistant secretary for investment security said in a letter to the two Apple suppliers.

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'Blatant, desperate' CFIUS investigation request postpones Broadcom's $117B Qualcomm bid

03/05/2018, 10:03 am

The U.S. Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) has ordered Apple supplier Qualcomm to delay a shareholders meeting 30 days, postponing -- if not potentially derailing -- Broadcom's attempted $117 billion hostile takeover.

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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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