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Qualcomm Must Stop Selling Some Chips, Can Continue With Others

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Knock it off Broadcom!

the2ndflood

Jan 1, 2008, 6:47 AM
**** man! You are effecting us customers more then anyone else! GSM doesn't have these problems and Broadcom is making carriers rethink the whole idea of using CDMA and WCDMA. I will never, ever buy anything Broadcom makes! Because of this garbage they keep pulling. Broadcom won't be happy until they kill CDMA and everything it is in and then kills their own company! And that is where this is all going. So while GSM/EDGE/ECT phones are coming out bigger and better, we don't get to play with anything new, because Broadcom wants to cry and cry and cry! Thanks Broadcom for single handily distorting new CDMA technology!

I hope your company fails and everyone of your employees is fired!
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V-Town

Jan 1, 2008, 2:08 PM
This actually has a greater negative impact on GSM carriers.
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FoneLink

Jan 1, 2008, 3:10 PM
I sure hope that you are never elected CEO of a company, because you will surely drive it to bankruptcy with that line of thinking.

A judge ruled that Qualcomm infringed on Broadcom patents, so please tell me why Qualcomm should not be forced to quit selling those chips? How is it fair for one company to spend millions of dollars developing a technology so that another company can illegally profit from it? Thankfully, we live in a country where there are laws in place to protect us from this debauchery. Posters on this forum never cease to amaze me.
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phonerep01

Jan 1, 2008, 4:54 PM
I agree. It will always be a bad thing to have less selection out there but the fact is that if Qualcomm is stealing other companies IPR, they should be held accountable by law. This mess can ultimately be blamed on Qualcomm.
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algorithmplus

Jan 1, 2008, 9:38 PM
phonerep01 said:
I agree. It will always be a bad thing to have less selection out there but the fact is that if Qualcomm is stealing other companies IPR, they should be held accountable by law. This mess can ultimately be blamed on Qualcomm.


Well put. If I were to start a company that uses technology that Qualcomm developed and patented, you could bet your pants they'd sue me so fast my head would be spinning.

Broadcom deserves to defend their patents just like Qualcomm does.
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pbandj

Jan 2, 2008, 1:03 AM
Yeah except Broadcom didn't spend millions of dollars on developing these patents in-house, they bought them. That's acting more like a patent troll than a technology company.
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en102

Jan 2, 2008, 1:46 AM
Are you saying that Qualcomm has never purchased patents JUST so troll ? Besides, Broadcom isn't JUST a patent troll/squatter either. They do actually manufacture semiconductors as well as hold many patents (I'm sure that many were purchased, just as Qualcomm has purchased many of its patents).
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pbandj

Jan 3, 2008, 12:03 AM
Yeah, but how many semiconductors does Broadcom manufacture vs. Qualcomm? If you compare the marketshare numbers it's a completely different ballgame.

I'm just saying that an industry underdog has more motivation to go after bigger companies with patent claims that may not be legitimate. And if an underdog company is buying up a bunch of patents they're not using in their own products, why are they buying them - and then suing over them?
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FoneLink

Jan 2, 2008, 10:33 AM
Who cares how Broadcom obtained their patents? Whether they developed the technology in-house or purchased an existing design is irrelevant. The point is that they legally own the intellectual rights.
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algorithmplus

Jan 1, 2008, 9:35 PM
The exact same could be said of Qualcomm pulling this crap against Nokia/Siemens/Ericsson in the development of WCDMA/HSPA (UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA), so a majority of mobile phone customers can thank Qualcomm for unilaterally trying to monopolize the entire global market.

The point is, competition is good, and Qualcomm needs to be kept on its feet. Nokia does too. The same of Ericsson and Texas Instruments. You wouldn't want a single company to control the entire manufacturing of mobile handsets, the same can be said of chipsets that go into the handsets.
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phonerep01

Jan 2, 2008, 12:58 AM
So here you have Qualcomm trying to sue Nokia for stealing WCDMA IPR that it had already stolen from Broadcom..Pretty ironic.
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Omagus

Jan 2, 2008, 12:05 PM
QUALCOMM: So it is down to you, and it is down to me. If you wish WCDMA dead, by all means, keep moving forward.

NOKIA: Let me explain...

QUALCOMM: There's nothing to explain. You're trying to kidnap what I have rightfully stolen.

NOKIA: Perhaps an arrangement can be reached?

QUALCOMM: There will be no arrangement, and you're killing 3G.

NOKIA: Well, if there can be no arrangement, then we are at an impasse.

QUALCOMM: I'm afraid so. I can't compete with you globally, and you're no match for my US presence.

NOKIA: You're that beloved?

QUALCOMM: Let me put it this way: have you ever heard of Motorola, Samsung, LG?

NOKIA: Yes.

QUALCOMM: Without me, they are nothing!

NOKIA: Really. In that case, I challeng...
(continues)
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T-Zag

Jan 2, 2008, 3:36 PM
Nice "Princess Bride" drop in beautifully done Sir!!!
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