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    Anandtech: United States Rules Qualcomm In Violation of Antitrust Laws - Qualcomm To Appeal

    An important update on Qualcomm battles against jurisdictions around the world with regard to how it manages its stranglehold on mobile modems. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14377/united-states-rules-qualcomm-in-violation-of-antitrust-laws-qualcomm-to-appeal
  2. cageymaru

    Apple and Qualcomm Settle All Patent Suits

    Apple and Qualcomm have settled all patent litigation as the parties have agreed to a settlement that requires Apple to make a payment to Qualcomm. The companies have reached a six-year licensing agreement with a two-year option to extend and a multiyear chipset supply agreement. Apple is...
  3. cageymaru

    Win Some, Lose Some in Qualcomm vs Apple Saga

    A jury in federal court in San Diego awarded Qualcomm $31 million in a patent infringement case against Apple. Qualcomm requested damages amounting to $1.41 per iPhone. The three patents that Apple allegedly violated were related to battery life in mobile phones. In another case, a U.S. federal...
  4. cageymaru

    TSMC Expected to Lead in Manufacturing AI and 5G Chip Solutions

    Major chipmakers have tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as their foundry partner for advanced AI and 5G solutions. These cutting edge designs will be shown at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair. TSMC is "well on track" for its 5nm EUV process to reach volume...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Asus and Razer Want To Make a "Gaming" Smartphone with Tencent

    A recent report from the Taiwanese news site Digitimes claims that Razer and Asustek are both in talks with the Chinese gaming giant Tencent over the release of a "gaming smartphone that supports Tencent's games." Asus's recently released ZenFone Max Pro is reportedly the last "consumer"...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Posts $1.5 billion Bond to Stop Some German iPhone Sales

    VentureBeat reports that Qualcomm posted about $1.5 billion in security bonds to enforce a ban on certain iPhones in Germany. Qulacomm won the case late last month, but had to pay this bond to actually enforce the ban. Apple recently ran into similar legal trouble in China, but that order only...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Blasts Qualcomm's Litigious Practices

    In a press release posted yesterday, Intel called Qualcomm a patent troll in all but name. The chip giant said that Qualcomm's previous lawsuits have been "found unlawful" all over the world, yet the company "continues to try to achieve the same results through a campaign of patent lawsuits."...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Files New Chinese Suits Against iPhone XS and XR

    Citing a paywalled report from the Financial Times, Reuters reports that Qualcomm is asking courts to ban the iPhone XS and XR from sale in China. The company apparently gained confidence from its win on Monday, and claims it intends to use the same patents against Apple's newer phones and...
  9. cageymaru

    Qualcomm Layoff Affects ARM Server Division

    Qualcomm is laying off 269 staff members with jobs related to its ARM server division. Qualcomm hasn't announced that it is done with servers, but all indications lead to that conclusion. The Centriq 64-bit 48-core Arm-compatible data-center-grade processor project still lives on through the HXT...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Wins Preliminary Court Case Banning iPhone Imports in China

    Reuters reports that Qualcomm won a case involving the importation and sale of iPhones in China. According to the report, the order "affects the iPhone 6S through the iPhone X sold with older versions of Apple’s iOS operating system," but Apple told Reuters that "all iPhone models remain...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Introduces 8cx Processors to Compete With Intel

    Yesterday, Qualcomm took the wraps off their highest end Snapdragon SOC to date. Instead of targeting smartphones, tablets and other devices like Qualcomm's usual products, the Snapdragon 8cx is aimed squarely at the Windows 10 laptop market. The company claims the Adreno 680 GPU is twice as...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Apple, Qualcomm and HiSilicon Drop Some 7nm Orders

    Citing a report from the Chinese-language Commercial Times, Digitimes claims that TSMC's 7nm capacity is "unlikely to be fully utilized in 2019". The report cites recent cutbacks in orders from Apple, HiSilicon and Qualcomm, which means those companies could foresee a slump in the smartphone and...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Abandons $44 Billion NXP Acquisition

    In what was reportedly set to be "the biggest semiconductor deal globally," Qualcomm announced plans to acquire NXP Semiconductor back in 2016. But, as U.S. and China relations deteriorated, the Chinese government later claimed they would block the deal, and Qualcomm announced that they were...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Must License Modem Patents to Competitors

    On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that Qualcomm must license some of its modem patents to its competitors, like Samsung and Intel. The judge said "court precedent established that Qualcomm’s commitments 'include an obligation to license to all comers, including competing modem chip suppliers.'...
  15. cageymaru

    U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Declines to Ban iPhone Imports

    It seems that Apple has won another round of the ongoing Qualcomm vs Apple dispute about alleged patent infringement. A U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge refused to ban Apple iPhone products from being sold in the U.S. even though he ruled that they infringed on one of Qualcomm's...
  16. cageymaru

    Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Trade Secrets for Rival Intel

    Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing "vast swaths" of trade secrets to assist Qualcomm's rival Intel in fixing engineering flaws and to increase the performance of Intel's lower quality modem chipsets used in the iPhone. Qualcomm wants to amend its original allegations in its lawsuit to...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm's PC Snapdragon has Over 8 Billion Transistors

    The German site Winfuture reports that Qualcomm's first "PC" processor is a massive chip by ARM SOC standards. The octacore SXC8180 packs a total of 8.5 billion transistors into a single chip, a substantial jump over the 6.9 billion in the 7nm Apple A12 and Kirin 980, not to mention the 5.9...
  18. cageymaru

    Chipmakers Are Unsure of Ability to Transition to Sub-10nm Technology

    Chipmakers are slowing the transition to sub-10nm process nodes as money woes start to affect the foundries. Companies such as Mediatek and Qualcomm are rolling out new 14 1/2nm products while waiting in the wings for 7nm technology to mature for 5G products. As reported earlier...
  19. DooKey

    Tobii and Qualcomm Teaming Up to Bring Eye Tracking to Mobile VR/AR Headsets

    Tobii and Qualcomm want to bring eye tracking to mobile VR/AR products. Mobile headsets using this eye tracking technology will take advantage of foveated rendering and allow high level graphics where the eye is looking in real time. This will enable devices to be more efficient and use less...
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    Broadcom Takeover of Qualcomm Blocked By Trump

    The Washington Post is reporting that President Trump has issued a Presidential Order for Broadcom to abandon it's hostile bid to acquire Qualcomm. In the order President Trump cited "credible evidence" that the takeover "threatens to impair the national security of the United States." Last week...
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    U.S Calls Broadcom's Bid For Qualcomm a National Security Risk

    Further complicating the hostile takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom, the U.S government is saying that the deal could pose a national security risk, and is calling for a full investigation. The New York Times is reporting that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CIFUS...
  22. FrgMstr

    EU Fines Qualcomm for Apple Collusion

    The EU has slapped Qualcomm with a $1.2B fine for colluding with Apple in order to cut out chip competitors. EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said that Qualcomm paid "billions of dollars" to Apple. Some of this in the form of lowered prices and some through "rebates." She...
  23. DooKey

    Qualcomm Wants Sales Ban on iPhones Using Intel-Based Modems

    Qualcomm has filed a request with the US International Trade Commission to ban sales of iPhones (WARNING auto play video) that use Intel-based modems. According to Qualcomm any iPhone in the X, 8, 8 Plus, or 7/7Plus that use an Intel modem are infringing upon their patents and shouldn't be...
  24. DooKey

    iPhone X Intel Vs Qualcomm Modem Speed Tests Show “Significant” Performance Difference

    Apple continues to outsource the production of modems for its new iPhone to both Intel and Qualcomm, with speedtest crowdsourcing company Speedsmart discovering that Intel’s offering, though behind its Qualcomm counterpart in many other ways, is a “significantly” faster on certain networks. Is...
  25. DooKey

    Qualcomm Tells Broadcom to Forget It

    Qualcomm's board has unanimously rejected Broadcom's $103bn buyout proposal, slamming its rival's bid as having "dramatically undervalued" the multi-billion-dollar chipmaker. I'd say Qualcomm wasn't the least bit interested in the buyout and it seems they were kind of angry about it. Anyway, I...
  26. DooKey

    Qualcomm Says Apple Breached Contract on Phone-Chip Software

    Qualcomm has filed a lawsuit against Apple for allegedly failing to abide by the terms of a software license and giving Intel access to that code. This one should be pretty good because Apple says Qualcomm is 'unfairly' charging too much and Qualcomm says Apple lied to regulators in an attempt...
  27. DooKey

    ODG, Mastercard, and Qualcomm Show Off Augmented Reality Shopping

    Mastercard, Osterhout Design Group, and Qualcomm have created a prototype retail experience using augmented reality glasses. The tech showcase will be displayed with Saks Fifth Avenue clothing in Las Vegas from October 23 to 25. This may end up being the way we shop in the future and that...
  28. FrgMstr

    Qualcomm Profits Fall 40% in Q3: $866M Net Income

    On the heels of all the legal wrangling going on between Apple and Qualcomm, we get to see Qualcomm profits fall 40% in Q3. San Diego-based Qualcomm Wednesday reported $866 million in net income, or 58 cents per diluted share, in the third quarter of its fiscal year, compared to $1.4 billion...
  29. FrgMstr

    Four Apple Manufacturers Launch Antitrust Complaint Against Qualcomm

    So to bring your up to speed: Apple sued Qualcomm in January, then Qualcomm countersued in April looking for a ban on iPhone sales, then Apple told manufacturers to withhold licensing payments, and Qualcomm sued Apple in May, and now four of Apple's manufacturing partners (Foxconn parent Hon...
  30. FrgMstr

    Qualcomm Pushes Forward on iPhone and iPad Sales Ban

    So the squabble between Qualcomm and Apple has not exactly been a secret, but Qualcomm upped the stakes a bit yesterday by filing lawsuits for patent infringement in order to get sales injunctions against many of Apple's products in the U.S. as reported by The Register. We will keep our eyes...
  31. cageymaru

    AMD Acquires IP and Hires Developer of 60 GHz Wireless Chips for AR/VR

    According to Patrick Moorhead, AMD is taking advantage of their new found revenue stream from the "Ryzen" CPU release and stock to acquire the IP of Austin, TX developer Nitero and subsequently hired the entire team. Nitero is one of the few companies in the world that has developed 60 GHz...
  32. cageymaru

    Leap Motion’s New 180-degree Hand-tracking is a Perfect Fit for Mobile VR

    Qualcomm has added Leap Motion's 180-degree hand tracking module to their new mobile VR headset that's currently in development. Qualcomm is developing the self contained platform for use as the base hardware for many mobile phone manufacturers. They also have made it clear that the Leap...
  33. cageymaru

    Intel Purchases Autonomous Car Tech Firm Mobileye

    Intel has purchased autonomous car technology company Mobilieye for $15.3 billion. Mobileye technology such as advanced driver assistance and anti collision systems are found in 70% of the self driving car global market. The two companies have been collaborating on developing a fleet of BMW...
  34. cageymaru

    Gigabit LTE - The Path to 5G with Qualcomm, Ericsson, Netgear and Telstra

    The term 5G has been thrown around quite often in the past, but I never get excited about tech until you can show me how it will affect my life. In Australia a roll out of 4GX service has me wanting it in America ASAP! 4GX is going to be the fallback technology for future 5G cellular networks...
  35. cageymaru

    Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth Review: Improving Wireless Sound

    Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth Review: Improving Wireless Sound. https://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-Tech/Qualcomm-aptX-Bluetooth-Review-Improving-Wireless-Sound This is more of a review of aptX Bluetooth technology than the headphones per se. I was thinking of adding some Bluetooth zones in my...
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