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Qualcomm Must Stop Selling Some Chips, Can Continue With Others

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Dec 31, 2007, 7:09 PM   by Eric Lin

Following a decision that Qualcomm infringes on certain Broadcom patents, a US District Court judge has ruled on sales of the company's chips. Qualcomm can continue to sell current EV-DO chip designs, even though they infringe on patents, until January 2009. Qualcoom must also pay royalties to Broadcom for chips sold during this next year. However the company must immediately stop selling WCDMA chips that infringe on these patents.

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Jan 1, 2008, 6:47 AM

Knock it off Broadcom!

**** 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!
This actually has a greater negative impact on GSM carriers.
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 ...
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 entir...

Dec 31, 2007, 7:45 PM

What phones?

Anyone know what phones specifically this affects? Or carriers?
WCDMA is a GSM technology, so I assume it will effect ATT and T Mobile phones that would use this technology.
The Phones that would be affected on the AT&T Mobility side are as follows: Samsung (SGH) A707 Sync, SGH i607 Black Jack I&II Pretty much all Samsung's use Qualcomm but the majority of phone 3G enabled either use Broadcom or another vender for 3G Chip...
if you notice some brand phone have little sticker:
WCDMA/Digital by Qualcomm
Samsung, HTC, LG, Pantech, Sierra, some Taiwanese brands
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