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Topic: Qualcomm

Apple hatched years-long plan to reduce royalty payments to Qualcomm, documents reveal

04/19/2019, 09:04 pm

Though in its court battles Apple argued that Qualcomm patents weren't any more valuable than those of companies like Ericsson and Huawei, in private the company praised them -- and was aiming to sue Qualcomm as far back as 2014, according to newly-exposed documents.

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Qualcomm and Apple settle, Samsung folds, Facebook failing at security, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/19/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor close the books on the Qualcomm suit, Samsung has problems with a folding phone, and Facebook steals contacts from 1.5M people.

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Apple payment to Qualcomm estimated at $6 billion, with $9 per iPhone sold in royalties

04/18/2019, 09:04 am

The settlement between Apple and Qualcomm to end lawsuits over patent licensing and infringement is costing Apple nearly $9 per iPhone on top of a single $6 billion payment, according to UBS.

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Qualcomm keeps quiet about Apple deal value following lawsuit settlement

04/17/2019, 10:04 am

Qualcomm has no intention of revealing how much it will benefit from a payment and licensing agreement reached with Apple at the start of a potentially expensive patent licensing trial, CEO Steve Mollenkopf advises, insisting the legal dispute is behind the two companies as they work on new products.

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Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

04/17/2019, 08:04 am

Without Apple buying its 5G modems in annual volumes greater than 200M units, Intel had little chance of staying afloat in competition with Qualcomm. However, the Open Handset Alliance of Android phone makers is the bigger casualty of the deal, because they're losing the strongest marketing point they've had to rival iPhones in ten years: exclusive access to Qualcomm's leading 5G modem chips.

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Intel exits 5G smartphone modem business on heels of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

04/16/2019, 07:04 pm

Apple supplier Intel on Tuesday announced plans to exit the 5G smartphone modem business, with the decision arriving on the heels of a settlement reached in the wide sprawling Apple v. Qualcomm legal battle.

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Apple to integrate Qualcomm's 5G chips in iPhone by 2020, report says

04/16/2019, 06:04 pm

A surprise settlement in a years-long legal battle over licensing and patents has opened the door for Apple to adopt Qualcomm 5G modems, but the chips are not expected to reach iPhone until 2020.

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Apple, Qualcomm reach modem licensing deal to end 'no license, no chips' trial

04/16/2019, 03:04 pm

Apple and Qualcomm have hammered out a deal, concluding a high-stakes patent licensing trial scheduled to start on Tuesday before it even really began.

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Huawei chairman says Apple has not discussed buying its 5G modems for iPhone

04/16/2019, 07:04 am

Following Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei's comments that the firm is "open" to making 5G chipsets for future iPhones, current chairman Ken Hu denies having had any conversation with Apple.

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Jury selected in Apple v. Qualcomm case

04/15/2019, 10:04 pm

Apple's California case against Qualcomm got underway on Monday, with attorneys representing the companies taking a full day to winnow a panel of potential jurors down to nine people. After a scheduled five weeks of trial proceedings, the jury will render a verdict that could be worth tens of billions of dollars.

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Huawei CEO is 'open' to selling 5G chip to 'great company' Apple

04/15/2019, 09:04 am

Huawei's CEO Ren Zhengfei has said that his company is open to selling 5G modems to Apple, a company that he praises for its mobile legacy and maintaining quality products for decades.

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What to expect from the Apple versus Qualcomm 'no license, no chips' trial

04/13/2019, 10:04 am

After a year of maneuvering. Apple and Qualcomm are set to face off in Judge Gonzalo Curiel's courtroom starting on Tuesday afternoon. AppleInsider breaks down the developments of the last year, leading up to the trial.

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Qualcomm loses fight against handing data over to EU antitrust officials

04/09/2019, 12:04 pm

Qualcomm on Tuesday lost a court challenge against a European Commission request, which sought more data in its antitrust investigation of chip deals with companies like Apple.

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Qualcomm still wants to cooperate with Apple on a 5G iPhone

04/05/2019, 08:04 am

If Apple indeed having its reported trouble securing a 5G modem for 2020 iPhones from Intel or other vendors, Qualcomm is standing by, the chipmaker's president said on Friday.

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TSMC's 7nm chip capacity may be maxed out during 2019 iPhone production

04/04/2019, 09:04 am

Apple's A-series processor manufacturer, TSMC, may see its 7-nanometer chip capacity pushed to the absolute limit in preparation for 2019 iPhones, a report claimed on Thursday.

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With Apple 5G modem likely in 2021, prospects for 5G iPhone in 2020 'in jeopardy'

04/03/2019, 10:04 am

Apple is running up against pre-production deadlines to have an 5G modem in the 2020 iPhone, so it may wait until Apple is done with an in-house solution in 2021 a UBS analyst said on Wednesday.

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Former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs calls off takeover bid

04/01/2019, 07:04 pm

Former Qualcomm CEO and chairman Paul Jacobs has ended a campaign that would see the company his father co-founded go private, according to a report on Monday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, other top executives to testify at Qualcomm trial

03/28/2019, 06:03 pm

Apple's top executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are scheduled to take the stand at April's Apple v. Qualcomm jury trial in San Diego, Calif., according to court filings made public this week.

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Apple avoids iPhone import ban as ITC rejects Qualcomm patent infringement claims [u]

03/26/2019, 05:03 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission in a final determination on Tuesday nullified Qualcomm's bid for an iPhone import ban, finding a leveraged patent covering power efficiency technology to be invalid.

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ITC judge recommends partial iPhone ban in Qualcomm patent fight

03/26/2019, 02:03 pm

A U.S. ITC judge has made the recommendation that Qualcomm is granted its request for an import bank against Apple in the ongoing legal wrangling between the two tech giants, with the ban potentially preventing some models of iPhone from being imported into the United States.

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