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Topic: Qualcomm

There is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

12/11/2018, 03:12 pm

News broke on Monday about a ban on iPhone imports and sales in China -- and as you'd expect, a chorus of analysts freaked out about it immediately. Here's why they're wrong, and that the ruling isn't anything more than a negotiating tool by Qualcomm.

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Qualcomm wins import & sales ban on iPhones shipping with iOS 11 in China

12/10/2018, 09:12 am

Qualcomm has won a preliminary order in a Chinese court banning the import and sale of iPhones with older versions of iOS installed out-of-the-box, over software patents that Apple was found to have violated in iOS 11.

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Qualcomm's president says Apple iPhone modem saga will end soon -- but that seems unlikely

12/07/2018, 10:12 am

Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon believes that the legal battle with Apple over the iPhone modem could end in 2019, but if history -- and Apple's remarks -- are any indication, that's a long-shot.

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Qualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/07/2018, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is over a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic, lacks a premium Android audience

12/06/2018, 02:12 pm

At its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm outlined its new 855, a chip it hopes will power the next generation of premium Androids. It addresses silicon work Apple has driven in its Application Processors leading up to the latest A12 Bionic, but it's less clear who will be building high-end Androids with Qualcomm's most advanced processor yet, and for how long.

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Every Android maker to have 5G flagship by end of 2019, Qualcomm says

12/05/2018, 12:12 am

Providing insight into the future of smartphone technology -- and taking a jab at Apple -- Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said that by the end of 2019, all Android handset makers will have at least one flagship device capable of accessing speedy 5G networks. Apple's iPhone is not expected to make the leap to 5G until 2020.

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Apple's royalty payments showdown with Qualcomm set for April 15

12/03/2018, 07:12 am

A date has been set for a courtroom battle between Apple and Qualcomm in San Diego in April, one set to resolve some of the ongoing patents and royalties lawsuits between the two companies around the world, but while the possibility of a settlement has been raised in a recent Qualcomm interview, Apple's legal team insist this not to be the case at all.

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Qualcomm CEO says 'on the doorstep' of resolving legal battles with Apple

11/28/2018, 07:11 pm

Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm are "on the doorstep of finding a resolution" for their global legal war over patents and royalties, the latter's CEO claimed on Wednesday.

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'Tim Cook for President' and other tawdry campaigns from Qualcomm's PR bulldog

11/22/2018, 12:11 am

Definers Public Affairs, the PR firm Facebook contracted to sling mud at critics after the Cambridge Analytica debacle, also conducted campaigns against Apple at the command of Qualcomm, according to a report Wednesday.

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iPad USB-C, AAPL price, Apple poaching from Qualcomm and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

11/16/2018, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger, Victor, and William mark the 200th episode talking stocks, iPad USB-C, Qualcomm engineers, Neil stops by, and we even give away some software.

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Qualcomm might be using political campaign-style attack tactics against Apple

11/15/2018, 09:11 pm

Definers Public Affairs, the firm Facebook hired to go on the offensive against critics after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, might be leading an attack campaign targeting Apple at the behest of Qualcomm, new evidence suggests.

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Earnings, iPhone XR, India, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

11/09/2018, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the earnings call, iPhone XR, and Apple's presence in India.

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Apple having 'no meaningful discussion' with Qualcomm about iPhone modem settlement, trial imminent

11/07/2018, 10:11 am

Even with the time, money, and legal pitfalls at stake, Apple isn't talking to Qualcomm about resolving the businesses' worldwide legal battle, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Qualcomm must license modem tech to rivals like Intel, court rules

11/06/2018, 04:11 pm

Denying a motion to delay court proceedings while settlement talks are ongoing, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday issued a preliminary ruling against Qualcomm in the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit.

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Apple $7B behind in royalty payments to Qualcomm

10/26/2018, 10:10 pm

Apple is now $7 billion behind in patent royalty payments to Qualcomm after directing contract manufacturers to withhold further remittance on grounds that the chipmaker participates in unfair licensing practices, according to testimony presented in court Friday.

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Accelerated modem chip rollout could make 5G possible in 2019 iPhones

10/24/2018, 11:10 am

Major 5G chipmakers like Qualcomm and MediaTek are reportedly moving up their launches by a quarter, which could theoretically make a 5G iPhone possible in late 2019, if still improbable.

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Qualcomm & FTC ask for more time to reach settlement in Apple-connected antitrust case

10/16/2018, 10:10 am

Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have asked a federal judge to postpone a preliminary ruling in the latter's antitrust case, as the two sides are hoping to pursue a settlement.

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Qualcomm handed a defeat in European iPhone patent infringement case

10/11/2018, 11:10 am

In a first anywhere for the ongoing legal fight between Qualcomm and Apple, a Munich regional court has rendered a final judgment in a Qualcomm patent complaint against Apple, awarding victory to Apple.

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Qualcomm shouldn't win iPhone import ban, says ITC judge

09/28/2018, 03:09 pm

The iPhone will not be subjected to an import ban to the United States, a judge for the U.S International Trade Commission presiding over the patent row between Apple and Qualcomm, despite determining Apple has likely infringed one of three Qualcomm patents at the center of the case.

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of illegally sharing trade secrets with Intel to fix chip performance

09/25/2018, 10:09 am

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing trade secrets and handing them over to Intel, a filing with the Superior Court of California claims, alleging Apple wanted to use the information to improve the performance of chips provided to it via Intel.

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