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Apple in talks to buy Intel smartphone chip unit – report

Jul 23, 2019 - 4:48 PM

Apple has been investing in its own mobile chips to ramp up performance and features in its devices and reduce its dependence on Qualcomm

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Chipmakers follow Google's lead in Huawei ban

May 20, 2019 - 7:31 PM

From Intel to Qualcomm, a number of chipmakers from the US, as well as some from Europe, are refraining from supplying Huawei until further notice

U.S. judge recommends partial ban on iPhone imports to U.S.

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:40 AM

A US trade judge rules Tuesday, March 26, that Apple had violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent

APPLE. In this file photo taken on March 18, 2019 an iPhone 6S is plugged into a battery charger on March 18, 2019 in Washington DC. An International Trade Commission judge on March 26, 2019, ruled that Apple violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent and said she will recommended banning imports of some iPhone models. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Apple COO claims Qualcomm would not sell them chips for newer iPhones – report

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Apple's soured partnership with Qualcomm may have hurt its chance to release a 5G iPhone early

APPLE. People queue before the opening of the new Apple Store Liberty, the first Italian flagship store of Apple in Milan, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP

Qualcomm paves way for ban on some iPhones in Germany

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Qualcomm posts security bonds totaling $1.53 billion that would be awarded to Apple if the Munich iPhone ban is overturned by a higher court

Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany after court case loss

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X may be banned in Germany after Qualcomm wins its case against Apple

IPHONE 7. The iPhone 7 smartphone is on display on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London on September 16, 2016.  Photo by Jack Taylor/AFP

Qualcomm wants iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR banned in China too

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:54 PM

This follows the ban on some older iPhone models – the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and the X – earlier this week

IPHONE XR. Photo from Apple

China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute – Qualcomm

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The move marks the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between California tech giants Apple and Qualcomm playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2018 an iPhone sits on display at an Apple store in lower Manhattan in New York City. A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement on December 10, 2018. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court had granted Qualcomm's request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop selling the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensor uses ultrasound for fingerprint security

Dec 05, 2018 - 6:56 PM

'This is the only mobile solution that can accurately detect fingerprints through numerous contaminants,' Qualcomm says of its new fingerprint sensor

Samsung 5G phone out by first half of 2019 in U.S.

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:06 PM

A proof of concept will be shown this week at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii

S9. Pictured is one of Samsung's 2018 flagships, the S9

Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 is now the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The 64GB variant will retail at P17,990 while the 128GB version will hit stores at P19,990

POCOPHONE F1. Pocophone is Xiaomi's new budget sub-brand featuring phones that are packaged even more affordably than Xiaomi's own value-packed units. Photo from Xiaomi

Qualcomm drops $43 billion bid for Dutch chip rival NXP

Jul 26, 2018 - 7:17 PM

'Qualcomm River Holdings has terminated its previously announced cash tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of NXP,' the company says in a statement, referring to a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm

Broadcom withdraws Qualcomm offer after Trump blocks bid

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:28 PM

'Although we are disappointed with this outcome, Broadcom will comply' with the order blocking its effort to buy Qualcomm, the company says in a statement

Broadcom lowers offer for Qualcomm as takeover saga continues

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Broadcom reduces its offer to $79 a share, which would still be the largest-ever deal in the tech sector if completed at an estimated value of nearly $117 billion

Qualcomm boosts bid for NXP as it fends off bid from Broadcom

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:00 AM

By moving closer to a tie-up with NXP, Qualcomm could make it more difficult for Broadcom, which is pressing ahead with a record $121 billion offer despite opposition from Qualcomm's board

QUALCOMM'S PAUL JACOBS. Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, Paul Jacobs speaks at the WIRED Business Conference: Think Bigger at Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 7, 2013 in New York City. Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for WIRED/AFP

Qualcomm rejects $121 billion hostile Broadcom bid, again

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Two days after a meeting of top executives of the two computer chipmakers, Qualcomm chairman Paul Jacobs says the recently revised bid remained unacceptable.

Broadcom sweetens bid for Qualcomm to $121 billion

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The price hike steps up the pressure on California-based Qualcomm, the dominant producer of chips for mobile devices, which is set to hold its annual shareholders meeting next month

EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm 1 billion euros for Apple deal

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The fine is the latest blow struck by the EU against US tech giants and also a fresh hit for Qualcomm, the leading global supplier of smartphone chips, following another antitrust fine of $800 million imposed by authorities in Taiwan last year

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $130B merger bid

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The chip-maker spurns what would've been the largest ever merger offer in the technology sector

SNAPDRAGON. The US tech firm owns the Snapdragon brand, found in majority of the world's smartphones today. Image from Qualcomm

Qualcomm rejects $130B Broadcom merger bid

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The proposal 'significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the company's leadership position in mobile technology and our future growth prospects,' Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm's executive chairman, says in a statement

Chip-maker Qualcomm receives $130B bid from Broadcom

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The potential merger involving the leader in smartphone processors results in the consolidation of two major players in the semiconductor sector

Qualcomm sued for alleged monopolistic practices

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The lawsuit claims the company s licensing terms greatly reduces phone makers ability to choose competing chip suppliers

SUED. Qualcomm is sued by the US trade commission for allegedly monopolizing the mobile modem market. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

Qualcomm fined $853-M by South Korea anti-trust watchdog

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:21 PM

The announcement comes as Qualcomm faces ongoing anti trust probes in the United States the European Union and Taiwan

IFA dives head-first into virtual reality

Sep 04, 2016 - 11:42 AM

From VR headsets and 360 degree cameras to AR glasses tech giants like Samsung Qualcomm and Acer are offering visitors a glimpse of reality altering experience

VIRTUAL WORLD. This file photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows people trying out the Samsung Gear VR, a virtual reality device at an event in Berlin in advance of the consumer electronics trade fair 'Internationale Funk Ausstellung' (IFA). Odd Andersen/AFP

LG touts release of LG G4 smartphone

Apr 29, 2015 - 11:19 AM

The LG G4 is revealed at an event in Singapore

LG G4. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./Rappler

TechRap: MyPhone Rio review

Apr 15, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Twitter unveils Facebook like new design Samsung working on Gear with sim slot? Review of the budget quad core smartphone MyPhone Rio

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808, 810 processors to power 2015 smartphones

Apr 08, 2014 - 4:19 PM

The upcoming Snapdragon 808 and 810 processors will feature support for 64 bit operating systems LTE Advanced networks and 4K displays

Internet.org aims to bring Internet to all

Aug 21, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Internet org aims to bring the Internet to everyone

INTERNET.ORG'S GOALS. Internet.org is a global partnership that aims to speed up Internet adoption around the world. Screen shot from Internet.org

Sony announces Xperia Tablet Z

Jan 22, 2013 - 8:44 AM

Sony has announced the development of the Xperia Tablet Z to add to the Xperia Z smartphone

XPERIA TABLET Z. Sony's new tablet is designed to impress. Screen Shot from Blog of Mobile.

Sharp considering $1-B share offer: report

Jan 01, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Sharp is considering making a public share offering worth more than 100 billion yen 1 15 billion early this year

Nokia reveals low-end Windows 8 phone, Lumia 620

Dec 06, 2012 - 4:39 PM

Nokia unveils a new Lumia running on the Windows Phone 8 operating system

NEW LUMIA. The Nokia Lumia 620 will first head to Asia in January 2013.

Japan's Sharp to get cash injection from Qualcomm

Dec 04, 2012 - 6:58 PM

The 121 M investment follows earlier reports that Sharp which is suffering heavy losses has also been talking to other US tech giants including Intel and Dell about a possible investment

Sharp in talks to sell stakes: report

Nov 29, 2012 - 5:39 PM

Sharp wants to raise capital by offering Dell and other parties stakes in the company

SHARP STAKES. Sharp is trying to lure a number of companies into partnerships with their LCD technology. Screen shot from Sharp website.