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Topic: Qualcomm

Apple, other tech behemoths to meet on Wednesday to talk privacy crisis

06/25/2018, 11:06 am

Representatives from a number of major tech firms will gather in San Francisco on Wednesday to address growing concerns over consumer privacy, driven to the forefront by new European regulations and public uproar over scandals like Cambridge Analytica.

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Apple seeks to invalidate Qualcomm patents amid global legal battle

06/21/2018, 07:06 pm

Apple waded into familiar ground as its legal struggle with Qualcomm advances, and on Thursday filed petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel four patents owned by the iPhone modem supplier.

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US iPhone imports imperiled as ITC hears Qualcomm complaint

06/15/2018, 08:06 pm

The first of more than a dozen legal actions between Apple and Qualcomm went to trial in Washington, D.C., on Friday, where U.S. International Trade Commission staff issued a recommendation that the presiding trade judge find the iPhone maker in infringement of Qualcomm IP.

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Intel's next iPhone cellular modem could completely replace Qualcomm chips

06/15/2018, 08:06 am

Intel has commenced manufacturing of modems that will reportedly be used in the 2018 iPhone refresh this fall, one that could be used across a wide variety of cellular communications technologies, and could eliminate the need for Apple to produce iPhone variants using Qualcomm modem chips.

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What you need to know about Apple's and Qualcomm legal fight over cell phone modems

06/11/2018, 12:06 pm

The legal battle between Apple and one of its cellular modem suppliers, Qualcomm, is set to really get going soon by way of three critical hearings in the U.S., Germany, and China. Here's what you need to know about the case, and how it could potentially impact Apple -- and you.

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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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