Qualcomm didn't have all the license negotiating power, exec testifies - CNET

While many other handset makers are expected to launch a 5G smartphone this year, Apple is expected to hold off until 2020. Now according to a report from Reuters, it seems that we might be able to expect Apple’s 5G iPhones to source modems from either Samsung or MediaTek, and this is straight from Apple’s mouth.This was during a testimony that Apple supply chain executive Tony Blevins gave as part of the company’s ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, where Blevins revealed that the company did consider using Samsung or MediaTek’s modems for future iPhones. This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise as last year there were reports that Apple could have been considering using MediaTek’s modems.In 2017 it was reported that Apple and Intel were working together on 5G modems, but a report from last year revealed that Apple might no longer be using Intel’s 5G modems. If the reports are true, then it would make sense that they would need to source from someone else, such as MediaTek or Samsung who last year launched t

Qualcomm didn't have all the license negotiating power, exec testifies - CNET

And the company never stopped supplying chips to companies during disputes, Qualcomm SVP Fabian Gonell said.

Fri 18 Jan 19 from CNET

Qualcomm wouldn't release modems as often without Apple's business - CNET

Apple is the only smartphone company that buys a standalone modem, CTO James Thompson testified in the FTC case Friday.

Fri 18 Jan 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Qualcomm kicks off defense in FTC trial by showing its mobile chip prowess - CNET

The chipmaker brought co-founder Irwin Jacobs and its executive in charge of 4G and 5G to talk up its innovations in wireless.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from CNET

FTC rests case against Qualcomm, arguing it's a monopoly in mobile chips - CNET

The US government has accused Qualcomm of unfairly hurting competitors and charging excessive royalties for its technology. Qualcomm's defense began later Tuesday with co-founder Irwin Jacobs.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from CNET

Apple Claims Qualcomm Wouldn’t Sell It 5G Chips, Delaying Transition

Apple and Qualcomm are tangling in court again, with Apple implying Qualcomm is behind its own delayed transition to 5G. The post Apple Claims Qualcomm Wouldn’t Sell It 5G Chips, Delaying ...

Tue 15 Jan 19 from Extremetech

Apple says Qualcomm refused to provide modem chips for last year's iPhones

Qualcomm is on trial in San Jose, California, right now, accused by the FTC of monopolistic practices such as charging too high a fee for royalty payments. During his testimony (via CNET), Apple's ...

Tue 15 Jan 19 from Techspot

Apple wanted to use Qualcomm 4G chips in its newest iPhones - CNET

But Qualcomm wouldn't sell it modems because of the two companies' court battles, Apple Operating Chief Jeff Williams testified Monday.

Mon 14 Jan 19 from CNET

FTC Suit Blames Qualcomm In Part For High Cost Of Smartphones

Back in 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a suit against Qualcomm alleging antitrust violations, and only reached trial this week. Odds are that even if the FTC wins the suit ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from HotHardware

Apple’s 5G iPhones Might Source Modems From Samsung Or MediaTek

While many other handset makers are expected to launch a 5G smartphone this year, Apple is expected to hold off until 2020. Now according to a report from Reuters, it seems that we might be ...

Sat 12 Jan 19 from Ubergizmo

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