Settles the licensing business practice dispute
Qualcomm has reached a mutual agreement - a settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) - resolving its investigation of Qualcomm and Qualcomm’s litigation challenging the TFTC’s decision alleging violations of Taiwan’s Fair-Trade Act.
Qualcomm CEO confirms
5G is just around the corner in the phone form factor and Qualcomm has now said that OEM devices can be expected in early 2019.
It might not be so done and dusted
China’s market regulator said it still hoped to find a solution to antitrust concerns that doomed Qualcomm's $44 billion takeover of NXP Semiconductors, after finding that proposals to address the issue had fallen short.
199M Snapdragons in Q3 FY2018
Qualcomm has announced its financial Q3 2018 results and the company ended up with $5.6 billion of revenue, at the top end of its $4.8 – $5.6 billian guidance. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was expected at $0.65 - $0.75 and in reality it ended up at $1.01.
Apple lover stuck with slower choice
Qualcomm has been signaling since the beginning of the 2018 that it might not end up in Apple's iPhone 2018 and at its last financial conference call it officially confirmed it.
Will repurchase $30 billion in stocks
Due to the China regulatory agency's standstill in regulatory approval, Qualcomm has decided to terminate the NXP $44 billion acquisition deal and pay the $2 billion breakup fee.
Partial payment from a disputed licensee
Qualcomm Technologies Licensing (QTL) has announced that a licensee in dispute with the company decided to pay it $500 million, something that heavily reflected on the QTL financial results for fiscal Q3 2018. This number goes on top of a good fiscal Q3 2018 where the company beat previous estimates.
Trade Wars strike again
Semiconductor firm Qualcomm indicated that it would drop its bid to buy Philips subsidiary NXP – looking like it is suffering from collateral damage because of the China-USA trade wars.
Starting at €420 in Europe
Xiaomi's Pocophone lineup has been rumored earlier and it appears that the Pocophone F1 could be the most affordable smartphone with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC, rumored to be priced at €420 for the 6GB/64GB and €460 for the 6GB/128GB version.
Smaller and more affordable Mi A2 Lite in tow
Just as rumored earlier, Xiaomi has now unveiled its successor to the Mi A1 Android One smartphone, the aluminum unibody 5.99-inch Mi A2, which comes with some rather impressive specifications and a very affordable price. It also announced an even more affordable but less capable Mi A2 Lite version, which could be interesting to some buyers as well.