Tag: Qualcomm

Apple documents reveal multi-year plot to pressure and hurt Qualcomm

Apple filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against Qualcomm in early 2017, but recently released documents suggest it spent years quietly undermining its partner and “creating evidence” to hurt it in court, Qualcomm lawyers told a court in San Diego. “They were plotting it for two years,” Qualcomm attorney Evan Chesler said of Apple’s strategy to undermine Qualcomm’s patent […]

Read More

Apple-Qualcomm 5G settlement isn’t a simple case of winner and loser

Now that Apple and Qualcomm have settled their dispute, people are trying to pick winners and losers of this extended battle. The market has picked Qualcomm as the primary winner judging by its stock price, and that may be true, but it’s also too simplistic. Below is my analysis. Apple – Apple both lost (to […]

Read More

Qualcomm interview: China’s early launch proves the world wants 5G now

History will remember April 2019 as a particularly big month for 5G networks, as carriers from the U.S., South Korea, and Europe all launched or significantly expanded their first 5G services. Last night, another global power revealed that it is 5G-ready, as state-owned carrier China Unicom announced that it’s moving up China’s first 5G network deployment […]

Read More

China Unicom moves first Chinese 5G launch up to May

Closely following the launches of early 5G networks in the United States, South Korea, and Europe, China Unicom has decided to move up its commercial 5G rollout to May 2019, accelerating the start of consumer 5G services in China. The largely state-owned carrier announced the news tonight at its Partner Conference in Shanghai alongside 5G chipmaker Qualcomm […]

Read More

Apple Begrudgingly Admits Qualcomm’s Tech Is ‘The Best’

For a while, it looked as though Apple’s legal spat with Qualcomm could be dragged on for years on end, similar to Apple’s legal battle against Samsung. However, to everyone’s surprise, Apple and Qualcomm settled their dispute where it was reported that Qualcomm will actually supply Apple with 5G modems for its 2020 iPhones. Advertising […]

Read More

Qualcomm joins Tencent and Vivo on new AI initiative for mobile gaming

As smartphones become more powerful, they’ll be able to offer better artificial intelligence performance for gaming and other applications. Qualcomm wants to make sure that it stays at the bleeding edge of AI mobile technology, so the chipmaker is working with Tencent and Vivo on a new initiative called Project Imagination. The companies announced their […]

Read More

Apple Reportedly Paid Upwards of $6 Billion to Reach Settlement With Qualcomm

After a lengthy legal battle with Qualcomm, the pair of companies reached a settlement earlier this week. And while both companies made their own announcements regarding the decision, neither went into great detail about the finer points of the matter. For instance, we don’t know the final decisions that went into the settlement, nor just […]

Read More

Apple’s settlement with Qualcomm was inevitable — thanks to 5G

While virtually everyone was caught off guard by Apple’s decision yesterday to settle its two-year-long global legal battle with Qualcomm, it’s been obvious for over a year that settlement was inevitable — thanks largely to 5G. If you’ve been following our 5G coverage, the clues were all there. Apple isn’t just one of the world’s largest […]

Read More

Apple’s 5G iPhones Might Arrive In 2020 With Qualcomm’s Chipsets

A report from earlier this month revealed that Apple might miss their rumored 2020 deadline to launch a 5G iPhone. The report claimed that Apple was having issues sourcing their 5G modems due to their ongoing litigation with Qualcomm, in which the latter company supplies the majority of the chipsets in upcoming 5G smartphones. Advertising […]

Read More

Apple Reportedly Set to Tap Qualcomm for 5G Modems in 2020 iPhones

Qualcomm and Apple had their disagreements, which led to a lengthy legal battle between the two. But, today, it finally culminated in a settlement between the two companies. The dust has barely settled and now there’s a report out saying Qualcomm will be Apple’s go-to choice to supply 5G modems in 2020 iPhones. According to […]

Read More

Qualcomm licensing trial begins with Apple seeking $27 billion in damages

(Reuters) — Apple and its allies on Monday will kick off a jury trial against chip supplier Qualcomm in San Diego, alleging that Qualcomm engaged in illegal patent licensing practices and seeking up to $27 billion in damages. Qualcomm, for its part, alleges that Apple forced its longtime business partners to quit paying some royalties and […]

Read More

In the 5G era, here’s how phones, tablets, and laptops should converge

Like many technology writers, I spend my days switching between three different devices — a phone, a tablet, and a mostly desk-bound computer — but as VentureBeat’s resident 5G expert, I get to learn a lot about what’s coming next. As the 5G era begins, we may be on the cusp of an age of device […]

Read More

Mozilla releases Firefox beta for Windows 10 Always Connected PCs

Continuing its mission to bring the Firefox browser to seemingly every computing platform on the planet, Mozilla today released the app in beta form for Windows 10 Always Connected PCs. The release has been expected since Mozilla announced the project last December. This particular version of Firefox is ARM64-native and developed in partnership with Qualcomm, […]

Read More

Swisscom debuts Europe’s first commercial 5G service with May phone launch

Now that commercial 5G networks have launched in North America and Asia, it’s Europe’s turn, and Swisscom is preparing to lead the continent with 5G deployments in Switzerland this year. Today, Swisscom and Qualcomm separately trumpeted what the latter characterized as Europe’s “first-announced commercial services” for 5G, the latest milestone in the rollout of 5G networks […]

Read More

Snapdragon 730G: Snapdragon Elite Gaming Features For The Masses

At its “A.I Day” conference in San Francisco, Qualcomm has announced a few new Snapdragon processors, with the Snapdragon 730G, Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 665 as new additions to the Snapdragon platform. The Snapdragon 730G caught our attention because it caters to the nascent mobile gaming market which started to be heavily marketed in 2018 […]

Read More

Qualcomm’s Cloud AI 100 is purpose-built for AI inferencing at the edge

Qualcomm kicked off its annual AI Day conference in San Francisco with a bang. It took the wraps off of three new system-on-chips bound for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, and if that weren’t enough, it announced a product tailor-made for edge computing: the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100. “It’s a whole new signal processor […]

Read More