Illegally suppressed competition
US chipmaker Qualcomm stifled smartphone chip market competition by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a US judge ruled.
This is all getting alARMing
British based ARM has told its employees that cooperation with Chinese giant Huawei must stop.
Intel, Qualcomm, Google, Microsoft
The four above are just the tip of the iceberg and probably the companies that will most suffer from the ban, but ISV like Adobe, antivirus makers, any US-based software maker on Android or Windows selling to Huawei will be affected too.
Pixel own in house SoC dream dies
Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform. Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.
It can’t get the wood
Fruity cargo cult Apple has no chance of escaping Qualcomm’s clutches for at least six years.
Lifetime achievement award finalist
Qualcomm Engineer Dr. Marta Karczewicz has been nominated for a lifetime achievement award from European patent office.
Apple and Intel now need Qualcomm
The last few weeks were very active for Qualcomm, Apple, and Intel and the first two have finally settled their licensing differences. Intel decided to leave the 5G smartphone business due to the delays and business-related decisions, but FTC judge Koh is still expected to reach a verdict on the Qualcomm-FTC case.
Wants a hearing to avoid 5G harm if it wins
The US Department of Justice’s antitrust division asked a federal judge to hold a hearing on any possible remedies to be imposed if mobile chip supplier Qualcomm is found liable in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the US Federal Trade Commission.
In May 2019
The 5G networks around the world have just started booting up and Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon was happy to tell us that there are 75 5G design wins in the pipeline.
Will make 5G iPhone and end uncertainty
The surprising development and announcement that Qualcomm and Apple have settled at the right time one of the nastiest boxing matches has begun in front of the San Diego court. Intel announced that it would exit the 5G smartphone modem dream while Qualcomm stepped in.