Apple says it is only obeying orders
Apple said it had “no choice” but to stop using Intel modems in iPhones headed to Germany to comply with a patent infringement lawsuit Qualcomm won against Apple there in December.
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.
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.
FTC Qualcomm trial
One of the interesting twists that has appeared in the FTC investigation into Qualcomm is that it transpires that Intel had an opportunity to invest in 4G and LTE and it confirmed to the court that it decided not to do it, as part of its business strategy.
Investigation: Chose Not To
Apple COO Jeff Williams’ testimony in the FTC Trial, that Qualcomm did not want to sell modems to Apple, appears misleading. Bloomberg’s Ian King viewed emails between Qualcomm’s CEO, Steve Molenkopf, and Apple’s COO, Jeff Williams, and from his article, it was rather clear that negotiations were ongoing, and that Qualcomm wanted to sell modems despite the licensing dispute.
Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim
A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.
Just did not want to pay for them
Fruity cargo cult Apple still wants Qualcomm mobile chips – it just does not want to pay for them, a court has been told.
Beats Snapdragon 710 SoC in Antutu
An unknown device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 SoC has been spotted in a couple of benchmark databases, showing some performance details for this 11nm mid-range chip announced back in October last year.
Claimed a fact was untrue
A Qualcomm executive found he had a fact-checking critic in the form of Amazon's Alexa when he was trying to show off Qualcomm's goods at CES.
Qualcomm RF front end too
CES 2019 press conferences are firing in series and this is traditionally one of the business weeks in the year. Qualcomm took the time to announce quite a few Automotive breakthroughs and the fact that they power 30+ 5G designs expected in 2019.