It’s Qualcomm 1, Apple 1 in the latest instalment of the pair’s bitter patent bust-up — the litigious IP infringement claim saga that also combines a billion dollar royalties suit filed by Cupertino alleging that the mobile chipmaker’s licensing terms are unfair. The iPhone maker filed against Qualcomm on the latter front two years ago […]View More It’s a draw in latest Qualcomm v Apple patent scores
From Extra Crunch We have published the transcript for Brian Heater’s conference call on robotics. Arman published report reviews on China’s luxury goods and consumer spending as well as on perceptions of automation in Europe. We have Lucas Matney and Eric Peckham scheduled for today at 3pm EST / noon PST discussing GDC on our […]View More North Korea’s new website and pro rata rights
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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a new entry level smartphone at an event in Delhi. The entry-level smartphone is targeted at the Indian market and looks intended to woo feature phone owners to upgrade from a more basic mobile. It runs Google’s flavor of Android optimized for low-powered smartphones (Android Go) which supports lightweight […]View More Xiaomi outs Redmi Go, a $65 entry-level smartphone for India
Qualcomm has won a victory against Apple in a sideshow to the main legal struggle between between the two tech giants.
A San Diego jury has found that Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents regarding iPhone startup and battery life, according to Reuters. The jury has ordered that Apple pay $1.41 per iPhone with patent infringement, which comes to about $31 million.
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Apple and Qualcomm are engaged in an ongoing legal battle regarding Qualcomm’s policy of charging intellectual property licensing fees on top of the actual prices for its smartphone chips. Apple has brought a lawsuit against Qualcomm for $1 billion alleging that Qualcomm is charging for IP that it has no right to — that case goes to court in April. Read more…View More Qualcomm won a $31 million patent infringement case against Apple
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has chalked up another small legal victory against Apple in another patent litigation suit. A jury in a U.S. federal court in San Diego found Friday that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31M for infringing three patents, per Reuters. Qualcomm has filed a number of patent suits against the iPhone maker in the […]View More U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents
Apple sues Qualcomm, Qualcomm sues Apple, Qualcomm sues Apple, Qualcomm sues Apple. For the past two years, the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm has played out much like this, while the patent cases have greatly inconvenienced Apple at times in certain markets, the royalties suit that Apple filed in January of 2017 has threatened […]View More Qualcomm v. Apple patent suit trial kicks off in San Diego ahead of next month’s big one
This year’s Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world’s No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out ahead with a standalone launch event in San Francisco, showing off two 5G devices, just before fast-following Android rivals popped out their own 5G phones at launch […]View More 5G phones are here but there’s no rush to upgrade
Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi didn’t know it when they met at the University of Waterloo 11 years ago, but the bond they forged in late-night study sessions as roommates has helped drive their work to create an exoskeleton that provides mobility for children with disabilities. The fruit of that labor is Trexo Robotics, which […]View More Helping children overcome their mobility challenges, Trexo Robotics gets a Y Combinator boost
BARCELONA—Qualcomm is taking the next step into 5G, promising 5G-enabled Windows laptops and to integrate 5G into next year’s Snapdragon smartphone platform. Both Qualcomm’s 8cx 5G chipset for PCs and its unnamed future integrated phone chipset will rely on its new X55 modem, which supports all of the current globally planned 5G networks.
The new mobile phone platform (let’s call it the Snapdragon 865, although it may be a new product line for 5G) will be ready for commercial devices in early 2020, and Samsung will use the new platform in future products—probably the Galaxy S11.
“We look forward to introducing a device on this platform in the near future,” Dr. June Hee Lee, head of Samsung’s technology strategy team said. Read more…View More Qualcomm is building 5G into chipsets and PCs
BARCELONA—Your Wi-Fi network is probably facing a traffic jam, and it’ll only get worse in the era of 5G. Here at Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm just released a new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip that aims to ease that congestion using new technologies in Wi-Fi 6.
“We can turn the 2.4GHz wasteland into usable spectrum,” said Dino Bekis, the head of Qualcomm’s mobile and compute connectivity group.
The main band used for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks, 2.4GHz, is insanely congested. That slows down a lot of home and public network connections. The new QCA6390’s Wi-Fi 6 implementation uses a new form of encoding (for Wi-Fi) called OFDMA with 1024QAM, which “allows for more clients to operate simultaneously with less on-air time,” Bekis said. With each Wi-Fi device hogging the airwaves for fewer milliseconds, more devices can share each of 2.4GHz’s three clear channels. Read more…View More Qualcomm speeds up Wi-Fi for a 5G world
Robotics have long been a bit of a white whale for Qualcomm. The burgeoning field is a pretty logical next step for the chipmaker, which seems to have its foot in every other aspect of electronics, these days. We’ve seen a few robotics here and there that support the company’s chips — Anki, Sony and […]View More Qualcomm announces a new robotics development platform