Nearly one year after Qualcomm received a $773 million fine by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission regarding how the company prices smartphone chips and patents, Qualcomm this week reached a settlement agreement with the Taiwanese regulators that „reverses most“ of the $773 million fine.
In the settlement, Qualcomm will invest $700 million over the next five years to „boost research activities in Taiwan.“ The company will also stop paying fines and retains the right to charge manufacturers royalties on its technology. The Taiwanese regulators will keep around $89 million in fines already paid by Qualcomm and „waive the [...]
Laut Qualcomm wird Apple in den kommenden iPhones keine Modems von Qualcomm mehr verbauen. Tests
Apple does not have plans to use Qualcomm’s LTE chips in its next-generation devices, Qualcomm’s CFO said today during Qualcomm’s second quarter earnings call.
As relayed by CNBC, Qualcomm CFO George Davis told investors Apple will use a competitor’s chips in its 2018 iPhones, likely speaking of Intel.
„We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitors‘ modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release. We will continue to provide modems for Apple legacy devices,“ said Davis.
Over the course of the last few months, there have been mixed reports about Apple’s LTE chip plans given the legal [...]
Qualcomm today announced the launch of what it says are the world’s first fully-integrated 5G millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other devices, with the new 5G mmWave antenna combining a 5G millimeter wave radio, power amplifier for signal boosting, and antenna array, all in a package that’s small enough to fit on a fingertip.
Qualcomm’s QTM052 mmWave antenna module family and its QPM56xx sub-6GHz module family are designed to pair with the previously announced Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem to pave the way for smartphones and other devices able to take advantage of 5G networks.