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.
Qualcomm Reaches Deal To Acquire NXP
Qualcomm today announced a deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion. NXP is a co-inventor and key patent holder of NFC technology.
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