Qualcomm wins appeal against FTC claim
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Thursday, 13 August 2020 13:27

Qualcomm wins appeal against FTC claim


Huge win as Ninth Circuit reverses district court decision

In May 2019, the now prominent Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled that Qualcomm's business practices that she called no license-no chip had strangled the competition. Now a higher court called the Ninth Circuit has reversed Koh's district court decision.

Snapdragon X60 5nm announced
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:48

Snapdragon X60 5nm announced


Up to 7.5 Gbps download, 3 Gbps upload

Qualcomm tends to introduce its latest modems just shortly before the Mobile World Congress time, and the company just launched its third generation 5G modem simply called X60.

Intel partners up with Mediatek for 5G modem
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Monday, 25 November 2019 23:07

Intel partners up with Mediatek for 5G modem


For the next generation of PC experiences

Both Intel and Mediatek have announced that they are partnering on the development, certification, and support of 5G modem solutions.

Qualcomm scales 5G to Snapdragon 8, 7 and 6 series
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By 2020

Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon has announced that way beyong its Snapdragon 800 series with 5G support, Qualcomm will announce Snapdragon 7 and 6 generations with 5G support in 2020.

Apple is picking at Intel's modem corpse
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:53

Apple is picking at Intel's modem corpse


Something else we warned would happen

The fruity cargo cult Apple is predictably in talks to buy Intel's modem business after causing that arm of Intel to crash earlier this year.

FTC Qualcomm case looks shattered
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 06 May 2019 11:43

FTC Qualcomm case looks shattered


Apple and Intel now need Qualcomm

The last few weeks were very active for Qualcomm, Apple, and Intel and the first two have finally settled their licensing differences. Intel decided to leave the 5G smartphone business due to the delays and business-related decisions, but FTC judge Koh is still expected to reach a verdict on the Qualcomm-FTC case.

Intel didn’t meet Apple 5G chip deadline
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That is why they walked away

In the last two weeks, there was much discussion about the possible reasons for Intel to walk away from 5G smartphone modems. The real reason is straightforward, the tape out of the 5G smartphone chip was not successful, and it would not be there in time for the 2020 iPhone. Another critical point was that Intel hasn’t made money on smartphone modems either.

Intel walks away from 5G smartphone modem
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 09:25

Intel walks away from 5G smartphone modem


Apple to go alternatives

In a surprising twist of events, Intel has just announced that it plans to exit the 5G Smartphone modem business. The surprising announcement happened just hours after Apple announced that it had settled its years of legal battles against Qualcomm.

Apple is making its own modem
Published in Mobiles
Sunday, 10 February 2019 12:08

Apple is making its own modem


Reuters confirmed what we said in December

Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, was rumored to become a new Intel CEO but instead he got a rocky ride to build a modem for Apple. This is again our "we told you so moment" as we suggested that this will happen and the last time we wrote about it was in mid-December, or months before Reuters.

Intel still losing money on Apple modem
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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:02

Intel still losing money on Apple modem


Aicha Evans, EVP of mobile, confirmed to FTC

Intel is in the middle of quite a nasty fight where the Federal Trade commission in USA attacked Qualcomm for its business and licensing strategy. Aicha Evans, an EVP and general manager of mobile, who left Intel days after testimony confirmed that even in 2018, Intel's modem business unit was not profitable.