• Qualcomm gains $30 billion in market value after Apple settlement

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    Qualcomm Inc added $30 billion to its market value after it resolved a legal battle with Apple Inc, a move that secures its leadership in 5G phone chips and could pave the way for a similar settlement with China's Huawei Technologies.
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  • Five big questions about Apple and Qualcomm's surprise settlement

    Five big questions about Apple and Qualcomm's surprise settlement

    5 days ago - By The Verge

    On the second day of their blockbuster trial, Apple and Qualcomm announced that they had reached a settlement and would “dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide.” It's a surprisingly amicable result, especially considering the two years of legal battles that led up to it. But the publicly announced details have left some major questions about what happened and the big implications for Apple's first 5G phone.
    Apple first announced it was suing Qualcomm back in January 2017 over allegedly unfair patent fees for smartphone modems, after which the two companies got to work...
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  • Thoughts on the Apple/Qualcomm settlement

    5 days ago - By Computerworld

    I wrote on the substance of this already , so this is just a selection of thoughts/reactions to the surprise settlement of the Apple/Qualcomm litigation.
    Intel leaves the modem business
    Apple's announcement that it had reached a deal with Qualcomm was surprising enough, but this was soon followed by news Intel is shuttering its own 5G chip development. I have no inside track on the order of events, but it seems possible Intel decided to quit the business first, forcing Apple into the corner - or that development of alternative modems proved to be too challenging. The truth will out...
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  • Qualcomm settlement with Apple paves way for Huawei dispute: analysts

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    Qualcomm Inc's surprise settlement of a prolonged legal fight with Apple Inc paves the way for the chipmaker to resolve a similar dispute with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, ahead of the launch of 5G phones, several analysts said.
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