Tag Archives: Qualcomm

Qualcomm Misses Revenue Estimates, Defends Licensing Model

Qualcomm Inc reported a lower-than-expected 3.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, and defended its licensing model in the face of multiple legal challenges over its alleged “anticompetitive” tactics. The company’s shares were down 3.8 percent at $54.75 in aftermarket trading. The US Federal Trade Commission and Apple Inc have sued Qualcomm accusing it of resorting to “anticompetitive” tactics ... Read More »

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Inc. has filed suit in China challenging Qualcomm Inc.’s fees for technology used in smartphones two years after Chinese regulators fined the chipmaker for its licensing practices. Two lawsuits filed by the iPhone maker accuse Qualcomm of abusing its control over essential technology to charge excessive licensing fees, a Beijing court said on its microblog. It said Apple reports ... Read More »

Qualcomm Will Continue to Supply Chips to Apple Despite Lawsuit

Even though Apple has sued Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion over royalties, the US chip-maker reportedly does not intend to stop doing business with the iPhone maker, a media report said. According to a report in tech website Re/Code, Qualcomm has said that Apple was trying to turn a simple contract dispute into a regulatory issue. Qualcomm was considering filing ... Read More »

Qualcomm Design in India Challenge II Announced Alongside Local Expansion Plans

Global chip maker Qualcomm on Tuesday announced investment of $8.5 million (roughly Rs. 57.7 crores) for expansion of its design initiatives in India, which would primarily include funding its Innovation Labs at Hyderabad and Bangalore. A portion of the investment earmarked for design initiatives will also be utilised for its Design in India Challenge 2017, a programme that nurtures promising ... Read More »

Qualcomm Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit by US FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using “anticompetitive” tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips ... Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset Launched at CES 2017 Alongside Audio, Connected Car Reference Platforms

Qualcomm finally took the wraps off its Snapdragon 835 processor on Tuesday as the company officially announced the specific details about its latest SoC. Alongside, Qualcomm announced the first product to run on the new Snapdragon 835 SoC – ODG’s AR/ VR smart glasses – apart from the latest edition of its connected car reference platform, as well as a ... Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC to Come ‘Into Focus’ at CES 2017

Qualcomm in November announced the Snapdragon 835, its newest flagship SoC for mobile devices. The Snapdragon 835 chip will be manufactured by Samsung on a 10nm FinFET process. Qualcomm did not provide a lot of detail during its November announcement, which is why the company will head over to CES 2017 where it will put the Snapdragon 835 “into focus,” ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Leak Tips Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC, 4GB of RAM

Xiaomi, which recently unveiled new colour variants for its Redmi Note 4, is now rumoured to be working on the successor to the phone, said to be dubbed the Redmi Note 4X. The alleged upcoming smartphone from Xiaomi has further been tipped to pack Snapdragon 653 processor and 4GB of RAM, while its design has been leaked with a live ... Read More »

Qualcomm Fined $854 Million by South Korean Regulator for Violating Completion Laws

South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it fined US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc KRW 1.03 trillion ($854 million or roughly Rs. 5,821 crores), a record for the country, ruling its business practices of patent licensing and smartphone modem chip sales hindered competition. The Korea Fair Trade Commission said Qualcomm abused its dominant market position and forced handset makers to pay ... Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, Quick Charge 4.0 Announced for 2017 Android Flagship Smartphones

  Qualcomm has announced that its next flagship SoC for Android devices will be called the Snapdragon 835, and that it will be fabricated by Samsung on a 10nm FinFET process. The new chip will replace this year’s Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 chips, and the first devices built around it will most likely debut at the next edition of ... Read More »