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Topic: Qualcomm

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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Qualcomm financials under the gun if Apple postpones iPhone modem royalties

01/23/2017, 12:01 pm

Apple chip supplier Qualcomm could take a major financial hit if the former decides to withhold royalties until its $1 billion lawsuit is finished, an analyst noted on Monday.

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Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit, says iPhone maker behind 'regulatory attacks'

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Responding to some of the harsh claims in Apple's more than $1 billion lawsuit, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a statement of its own saying the allegations are "baseless" and accusing Apple of provoking "regulatory attacks" in the U.S. and South Korea.

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Apple gross margin likely impacted by alleged $1B Qualcomm 'extortion,' but lawsuits might lead to better chip deals

01/20/2017, 08:01 pm

Ruminating on Apple's recently announced lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in vendor rebates, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes the consequent hit to Apple gross margin could help the company in the long run.

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Apple accuses Qualcomm of extortion, monopolistic practices, price-gouging and more in lawsuit

01/20/2017, 08:01 pm

Apple earlier today filed a patent royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the firm failed to pay owed rebates in retaliation for Apple's part in a Korean antitrust investigation. The claims goes further, however, accusing the chipmaker of partaking in unsavory business practices, from price-gouging to extortion.

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Apple sues iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, claims $1 billion in payments withheld over FTC probe

01/20/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple on Friday filed a lawsuit against longtime iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, in a dispute over royalty payments apparently connected to a federal investigation into the chipmaker's potentially anticompetitive business dealings.

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FTC lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to buy wireless chips in exchange for better royalties [u]

01/17/2017, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company of forcing Apple into an exclusive deal to buy its baseband chips.

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Korea hits Apple modem supplier Qualcomm with $853M fine for antitrust violations

12/28/2016, 09:12 am

The South Korean Fair Trade Commission has hit U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm -- a major Apple supplier -- with a 1.03 trillion won ($853 million) fine, charging that the company only licenses key patents to cellphone makers, and doesn't follow the rules when negotiating terms, among other complaints.

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TSMC seeks space in Taiwan to build next-generation chip fabrication plant

12/08/2016, 10:12 am

Apple chip manufacturing partner TSMC is in the early stages of planning a $15.7 billion microchip fabrication plant, in an effort to glean more business from from Apple and other companies needing advanced chip designs.

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Apple, TSMC reportedly ramping up 10nm chip mass production for use in future iPhones

11/23/2016, 02:11 pm

Reports from China suggest that the major chip fabricators are all readying mass production of 10nm process processors, including Apple's manufacturing partner TSMC for multiple companies.

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Apple confirmed limiting iPhone 7 Qualcomm modem to keep performance on par with Intel chip

11/18/2016, 07:11 pm

A follow-up report regarding iPhone 7 download speeds confirms Apple is indeed limiting the performance of Verizon/Sprint units with Qualcomm modems to keep parity with AT&T/T-Mobile versions running Intel's new communication package.

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Apple accused of throttling iPhone 7 performance on Verizon to match slower speeds on AT&T

11/18/2016, 01:11 pm

In an effort to offer a uniform experience on the iPhone 7 regardless of carrier, Apple could be reducing the top speeds capable on Verizon, keeping them on par with rival carrier AT&T, a new investigation alleges.

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Qualcomm to buy iPhone Apple Pay chip manufacturer NXP for $47 billion

10/27/2016, 08:10 am

The deal, if approved by regulators, will put the one-time manufacturer of the motion co-processor and the current supplier of the Apple Pay near-field communication chipset under Qualcomm's control.

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Qualcomm's iPhone 7 Plus modem beats Intel modem in areas with weak signal

10/20/2016, 03:10 pm

The Qualcomm modem used in some versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus performs markedly better than the Intel one, at least where signal might be poor, according to research published on Thursday.

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Apple supplier Qualcomm reports 18.6% earnings growth, jump in higher-end smartphone chip sales

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings of $1.4 billion--an 18.6 percent increase over the year ago quarter--based on higher intellectual property licensing royalties, a jump in chip orders from China and guidance-exceeding MSM chip sales, indicating that the market for premium smartphones is continuing to grow faster than expected.

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Intel LTE modems to power AT&T version of Apple's 'iPhone 7' - report

06/10/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple's next-generation handset will be a big win for chipmaker Intel, as the so-called "iPhone 7" series will reportedly ditch Qualcomm LTE modems for certain models, including AT&T in the U.S.

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Apple likely switching to different modem for 'iPhone 7,' Qualcomm CEO hints

04/21/2016, 09:04 am

Apple appears likely to switch away from Qualcomm modems for upcoming iPhones, at least in part, as suggested by comments from the latter company's CEO made during an earnings call.

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