Qualcomm Announces Patent-Compliant Chipsets
Qualcomm has completed work on new WCDMA chip designs for the U.S. market that don't infringe on certain Broadcom patents. The new chips have the same physical dimensions and software requirements of the banned chips, and can be used to replace them without any adjustments from the phone manufacturers. Qualcomm expects the chips will be available by the end of the first quarter.
Qualcomm Runs Afoul of EU Antitrust Monitors
Antitrust regulators from the European Union have filed two complaints against Qualcomm, alleging the chip-provider used its might to smite competitors. The first complaint suggests Qualcomm paid an unnamed customer to use its chips exclusively.
Qualcomm Countersuit Says Apple Hobbled Its Chips
Qualcomm filed a retaliatory lawsuit against Apple and accused the iPhone maker of bad behavior. The filing is in response to one Apple made against Qualcomm earlier this year.
Apple Files Yet Another Lawsuit Against Qualcomm
Apple is taking Qualcomm to court in the U.K. over patent-licensing fees.
Samsung Will Manufacture Qualcomm's 5G Chips
Qualcomm today said it has expanded its long-standing agreement with Samsung to use the company's foundries to manufacture Snapdragon 5G mobile chipsets. Samsung's new 7-nanometer, low power plus (LPP), extreme ultra violet (EUV) lithography techniques produce significantly smaller chips that give phone makers more space in their designs.
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