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Qualcomm reaffirms it will continue to supply Apple during its legal dispute

apple-qualcomm Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said today on the company’s call accompanying its first-quarter earnings report that Qualcomm would continue to work with Apple as a supplier despite a major legal battle happening between the two companies. “We intend to remain a good supplier to Apple even while this dispute continues,” Mollenkopf said on the company’s first-quarter… Read More

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Matthew Lynley

January 25th

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FTC alleges Qualcomm forced Apple into iPhone LTE chip deals

Qualcomm Antitrust Probe Apple iPhone

The Federal Trade Commission has reason to believe that Qualcomm abused its position in the broadband chip manufacturing business to obtain an advantage illegally. The chip maker is said to have forced smartphone makers to agree to anti-competitive business arrangements that prevented them from using modems from Qualcomm’s competitors.

Apple is one of the high-profile Qualcomm partners that was allegedly forced to enter into an exclusive agreement for modem chips, which prevented Apple from using any other chips for several years. Only last year, Apple added a second LTE provider to its iPhone supply — that’s Intel, one of Qualcomm’s main rivals, and a company that has been vying for Apple’s business for years.

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Chris Smith

January 18th

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This is exactly how fast the Galaxy S8 will be compared to the Galaxy S7

Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S7 Speed

The Galaxy S8 will be faster than Samsung’s 2017 flagships, that’s practically a given. But thanks to CES 2017, we now have a pretty good idea of exactly what that means. Qualcomm on Tuesday took the wraps off its latest mobile processor innovation, the Snapdragon 835 that will be found inside many 2017 flagship devices, including the US version of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phones. And Qualcomm basically confirmed that everything we learned from those leaked presentation slides was accurate.

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Chris Smith

January 4th

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South Korea fines Qualcomm $850 million for its patent licensing practices

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 06:  Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) American chipmaker Qualcomm is in trouble in South Korea. The country’s antitrust regulator has fined the company roughly $850 million (1.03 trillion won) for its patent royalty activities in South Korea. Many of you are familiar with Qualcomm for its chips. The next time you read the tech specs of your favorite smartphone, chances are that you’ll find a Qualcomm chip. The… Read More

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Romain Dillet

December 28th

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South Korea fines Qualcomm $850 million for its patent licensing practices

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 06:  Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) American chipmaker Qualcomm is in trouble in South Korea. The country’s antitrust regulator has fined the company roughly $850 million (1.03 trillion won) for its patent royalty activities in South Korea. Many of you are familiar with Qualcomm for its chips. The next time you read the tech specs of your favorite smartphone, chances are that you’ll find a Qualcomm chip. The… Read More

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Romain Dillet

December 28th

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South Korea fines Qualcomm $850 million for its patent licensing practices

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 06:  Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) American chipmaker Qualcomm is in trouble in South Korea. The country’s antitrust regulator has fined the company roughly $850 million (1.03 trillion won) for its patent royalty activities in South Korea. Many of you are familiar with Qualcomm for its chips. The next time you read the tech specs of your favorite smartphone, chances are that you’ll find a Qualcomm chip. The… Read More

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Romain Dillet

December 28th

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Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device sporting a Snapdragon 821

OnePlus 3 There’s still a little time to get a handset out before year’s end. And while increased competition from a number of relative new manufacturers (not to mention Google) have seemingly made things a bit more crowded, Samsung’s recent struggles have, perhaps, left an opening for another flagship. At just under three years old, OnePlus certainly still qualifies as a newcomer, but… Read More

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Brian Heater

November 8th

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Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device sporting a Snapdragon 821

OnePlus 3 There’s still a little time to get a handset out before year’s end. And while increased competition from a number of relative new manufacturers (not to mention Google) have seemingly made things a bit more crowded, Samsung’s recent struggles have, perhaps, left an opening for another flagship. At just under three years old, OnePlus certainly still qualifies as a newcomer, but… Read More

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Brian Heater

November 8th

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NXP’s new autonomous driving products focus on safety, self-driving trucks

_cc_1565-2 NXP Semiconductor, which made headlines recently after entering into an agreement to be acquired by Qualcomm, unveiled a series of new products today that make it clear why they were a high-value target for the mobile chip giant. Each of three new products NXP announced today promises to advance tech related to self-driving vehicles. In the autonomous car market, NXP revealed a new… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

November 8th

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OnePlus is officially releasing an even faster smartphone

OnePlus 3T Release Date
When the OnePlus 3 launched earlier this year, it was one of the very fastest phones on the market. But since launch, new processors have come out and a new iPhone has launched, leaving OnePlus struggling to keep its crown as the fastest handset in town. That could all be about to change. We've already heard rumors that OnePlus is going to launch a spec-bumped version, the OnePlus 3T, with a faster processor. Qualcomm seems to have just confirmed that, tweeting that "something new" is on the way from OnePlus, and it will have Qualcomm's best Snapdragon 821 processor inside.

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November 7th

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