Decided not to pursuit
The four year legal battle is over. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided not to appeal the 9th Circuit's decision, against the claim that Qualcomm's business model and practice were anti-competitive. To refresh your memory, the verdict that included a vote from three judges was unanimous in Qualcomm's favor.
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Huge win as Ninth Circuit reverses district court decision
In May 2019, the now prominent Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled that Qualcomm's business practices that she called no license-no chip had strangled the competition. Now a higher court called the Ninth Circuit has reversed Koh's district court decision.
One arm of the US government is helping Apple, China, and Korea
The FTC and a coalition of tech giants, led by Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Intel, and LG, are fighting Qualcomm, more specifically, against the chipmaker’s licensing model and business practices.
Wants 3 EUR per device
Nokia is one of the big three players that owns a significant portions of standard essential patents (SEP) for 5G and the company expects to charge around three Euro per device.
Partial payment from a disputed licensee
Qualcomm Technologies Licensing (QTL) has announced that a licensee in dispute with the company decided to pay it $500 million, something that heavily reflected on the QTL financial results for fiscal Q3 2018. This number goes on top of a good fiscal Q3 2018 where the company beat previous estimates.
200 million SKUs opportunity possible
Last Monday Intel announced that it is using AMD graphics with HBM2 memory in its thinner notebooks and its own Kaby Lake G CPU. Intel didn’t reveal many details but Fudzilla can confirm via our well-placed industry sources that this is a Vega GPU and the project was codenamed P22.
We can now confirm the rumours that Intel has given up on Nvidia because it has written a cheque to license AMD's graphics.
Licensing agreement in place