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Germany forces Apple to sell iPhones with Qualcomm modems
Published in Mobiles


Apple says it is only obeying orders

Apple said it had “no choice” but to stop using Intel modems in iPhones headed to Germany to comply with a patent infringement lawsuit Qualcomm won against Apple there in December.

Apple is making its own modem
Published in Mobiles
Sunday, 10 February 2019 12:08

Apple is making its own modem


Reuters confirmed what we said in December

Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, was rumored to become a new Intel CEO but instead he got a rocky ride to build a modem for Apple. This is again our "we told you so moment" as we suggested that this will happen and the last time we wrote about it was in mid-December, or months before Reuters.

Intel still losing money on Apple modem
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:02

Intel still losing money on Apple modem


Aicha Evans, EVP of mobile, confirmed to FTC

Intel is in the middle of quite a nasty fight where the Federal Trade commission in USA attacked Qualcomm for its business and licensing strategy. Aicha Evans, an EVP and general manager of mobile, who left Intel days after testimony confirmed that even in 2018, Intel's modem business unit was not profitable.

Intel confirms it's not interested in 4G
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 19:39

Intel confirms it's not interested in 4G


FTC Qualcomm trial

One of the interesting twists that has appeared in the FTC investigation into Qualcomm is that it transpires that Intel had an opportunity to invest in 4G and LTE and it confirmed to the court that it decided not to do it, as part of its business strategy.

Apple could have used Qualcomm modems for 2018 iPhones
Published in Mobiles


Investigation: Chose Not To

Apple COO Jeff Williams’ testimony in the FTC Trial, that Qualcomm did not want to sell modems to Apple, appears misleading. Bloomberg’s Ian King viewed emails between Qualcomm’s CEO, Steve Molenkopf, and Apple’s COO, Jeff Williams, and from his article, it was rather clear that negotiations were ongoing, and that Qualcomm wanted to sell modems despite the licensing dispute.

German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple
Published in Mobiles


Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim

A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.

Apple wanted Qualcomm chips last year
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:59

Apple wanted Qualcomm chips last year


Just did not want to pay for them

Fruity cargo cult Apple still wants Qualcomm mobile chips – it just does not want to pay for them, a court has been told.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 SoC spotted in benchmarks
Published in Mobiles


Beats Snapdragon 710 SoC in Antutu

An unknown device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 SoC has been spotted in a couple of benchmark databases, showing some performance details for this 11nm mid-range chip announced back in October last year.

Alexa didn't like Qualcomm's AI presentation
Published in AI
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 10:10

Alexa didn't like Qualcomm's AI presentation

 
Claimed a fact was untrue

A Qualcomm executive found he had a fact-checking critic in the form of Amazon's Alexa when he was trying to show off Qualcomm's goods at CES.

Qualcomm has 30+ 5G designs
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 10:10

Qualcomm has 30+ 5G designs


Qualcomm RF front end too

CES 2019 press conferences are firing in series and this is traditionally one of the business weeks in the year. Qualcomm took the time to announce quite a few Automotive breakthroughs and the fact that they power 30+ 5G designs expected in 2019.