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Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win iPhone: Qualcomm CEO

01 January, 2019 8:37 am 8:37 am

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s  iPhone to recoup a $1-billion “incentive payment” that Apple insisted on, not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm’s chief executive testified. The payment from Qualcomm to Apple – part of a 2011 deal between Apple and Qualcomm … Read More

Samsung, Huawei supply majority of own modem chips, Qualcomm says

01 January, 2019 12:31 pm 12:31 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) – The two largest smart phone makers in the world supply a majority of their own modem chips to help their devices connect to wireless data networks, according to evidence presented at an antitrust trial for chip supplier Qualcomm Inc. A trial between the US Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm kicked … Read More

Qualcomm enforces ban to halt some Apple iPhone sales in Germany

01 January, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Thursday took steps to enforce a court order banning the sale of some iPhone models in Germany, a move that will likely see Apple Inc pull those iPhone models from its German stores. The US chipmaker posted bonds of 1.34 billion euros (1.21 billion pounds) as part of a legal … Read More

Video conferencing company Zoom readies IPO

10 October, 2018 8:38 am 8:38 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications Inc, a conferencing company started by an early engineer at collaboration software maker Webex, is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), people familiar with the matter said. Zoom is aiming to be valued in the IPO at several billion dollars more than the $1 billion valuation it achieved … Read More

Launch of new iPhones helps chipmaker AMS’s profit surge

10 October, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 am

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian chipmaker AMS AG reported a 49 percent increase in its third-quarter core profit and gave an upbeat forecast for the next period, largely because Apple started mass production of new phones that include its sensors. AMS is highly exposed to the smartphone and tablet markets and investors hope that new products … Read More

Amazon.com, Qualcomm to put Alexa assistant in more headphones

10 October, 2018 9:08 am 9:08 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microchip firm Qualcomm Inc is joining Amazon.com Inc  to spread the use of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said. Under the deal, Qualcomm will release a set of chips that any maker of Bluetooth headphones can use to embed Alexa directly into the device. When the headphones … Read More